Prime members now have access to more than 9,000 Prime instant videos
at no additional cost
SEATTLE, Aug 18, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) --
Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) today announced that Amazon Instant Video
now offers customers more than 100,000 movies and TV shows, including
new releases and classic favorites, available to purchase or rent on an
à la carte basis. In addition, Amazon Prime members can now watch more
than 9,000 movies and TV shows included at no additional cost with their
With Amazon Instant Video, customers can rent or purchase new release
movies starting at just $3.99, stream popular TV shows the day after
they first air, and access their purchased video content from a
cloud-based video library on any compatible device. Movies and TV shows
from Amazon can be viewed on a Mac, PC or directly on a TV with any of
the 300 compatible models of Internet-connected TVs, Blu-ray players and
set-top boxes from partners including LG, Logitech, Panasonic, Roku,
Samsung, Sony, Tivo and Vizio.
"We are focused on offering our customers the very best selection and
are always working to expand our already extensive list of great video
content," said Steve Oliver, director of video at Amazon. "The 100,000
titles on Amazon Instant Video range from new hit blockbusters to old
favorites, with more than 15,000 of those titles available in HD, and
popular TV shows available the day after they first air. On top of that,
Amazon Prime members have the added benefit of unlimited,
commercial-free, instant streaming of more than 9,000 Prime instant
videos at no additional cost."
Amazon Prime is a membership program that gives customers unlimited free
Two-Day Shipping with no minimum purchase for only $79 a year. Millions
of items are eligible, including books, home and garden products,
electronics, video games, clothing, accessories and beauty products.
With Prime instant videos, free trial and paid Amazon Prime members in
the U.S. also have unlimited instant access to more than 9,000 movies
and TV shows at no additional cost.
For more information on Amazon Instant Video, visit www.amazon.com/instantvideo.
For a full list of Amazon Instant Video compatible devices, visit www.amazon.com/watchontv.
For more information on Amazon Prime and Prime instant videos and to
start an Amazon Prime free trial, visit www.amazon.com/primevideos.
Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN), a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle,
opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995 and today offers Earth's
Biggest Selection. Amazon.com, Inc. seeks to be Earth's most
customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything
they might want to buy online, and endeavors to offer its customers the
lowest possible prices. Amazon.com and other sellers offer millions of
unique new, refurbished and used items in categories such as Books;
Movies, Music & Games; Digital Downloads; Electronics & Computers; Home
& Garden; Toys, Kids & Baby; Grocery; Apparel, Shoes & Jewelry; Health &
Beauty; Sports & Outdoors; and Tools, Auto & Industrial. Amazon Web
Services provides Amazon's developer customers with access to
in-the-cloud infrastructure services based on Amazon's own back-end
technology platform, which developers can use to enable virtually any
type of business. Kindle, Kindle 3G, Kindle with Special Offers, Kindle
3G with Special Offers and Kindle DX are the revolutionary portable
readers that wirelessly download books, magazines, newspapers, blogs and
personal documents to a crisp, high-resolution electronic ink display
that looks and reads like real paper. Kindle 3G, Kindle 3G with Special
Offers and Kindle DX utilize the same 3G wireless technology as advanced
cell phones, so users never need to hunt for a Wi-Fi hotspot. Kindle is
the #1 bestselling product across the millions of items sold on Amazon.
Amazon and its affiliates operate websites, including www.amazon.com,
As used herein, "Amazon.com," "we," "our" and similar terms include
Amazon.com, Inc., and its subsidiaries, unless the context indicates
This announcement contains forward-looking statements within the meaning
of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Actual results may differ significantly
from management's expectations. These forward-looking statements involve
risks and uncertainties that include, among others, risks related to
competition, management of growth, new products, services and
technologies, potential fluctuations in operating results, international
expansion, outcomes of legal proceedings and claims, fulfillment center
optimization, seasonality, commercial agreements, acquisitions and
strategic transactions, foreign exchange rates, system interruption,
inventory, government regulation and taxation, payments and fraud. More
information about factors that potentially could affect Amazon.com's
financial results is included in Amazon.com's
filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its most
recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and subsequent filings.
SOURCE: Amazon.com, Inc.
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