Sony: PS3 is the “first console to offer Amazon Instant Video”

April 3, 2012

Sony: PS3 is the “first console to offer Amazon Instant Video”Earlier today Sony quietly dropped the Amazon Instant Video app on everyone’s PS3 in the TV/Video section of the Cross Media Bar (XMB). The app offers users access to over 120,000 videos through Amazon’s service.

According to the PlayStation Blog, Amazon Instant Video will provide thousands of videos for purchase and rent which include TV shows and movies. Amazon Prime members will be able to stream over 17,000 Instant videos for free.

Amazon Prime membership is $79 per year which comes out to $6.58 per month for the streaming video service and free shipping on products ordered through Amazon.

As one user asked on the PlayStation Blog – what does Amazon Instant Video offer over Netflix and Hulu? For one, the service offers the largest selection of movies for rental and purchase as the vast majority of the titles sold on is available through the Instant Video app.

Secondly, Amazon offers TV shows for Prime Members not available on Netflix and Hulu such as: Game of Thrones, Walking Dead, Hugo and more.

Between Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Instant Video all through the PS3, you may just be able to ditch your cable TV service altogether now.

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