Amazon gives Prime customers free streaming video

Tech blog Engadget is reporting some good news: Amazon is giving Prime membership customers access to free streaming video.

Now I can get even less work done!

Prime membership, for $79 a year, gives customers “free” 2-day shipping AND access to 5,000 videos. That’s cheaper than Netflix, but the streaming video giant has more streaming titles, about 20,000.

Here’s the announcement Amazon posted.


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February 22nd, 2011
2:37 pm

So let me get this right, it’s cheaper than netflix and has fewer titles? I don’t buy a lot of things from Amazon, except for Christmas gifts, so I don’t see the draw for me to switch so I can have fewer titles to choose from than what I have now.


February 22nd, 2011
2:38 pm

Does this deal extend to Amazon Student members, too? I’ve heard the answer is no.

George Mathis

February 22nd, 2011
2:44 pm

It does not apply to student members, unfortunately.


February 23rd, 2011
10:28 pm

Unless it shows me some hard core porn I ain’t payin no $79 a year.