Now offering more than 10,000 Disc+ On Demand titles, making it easy
for DVD and Blu-ray customers to "buy now and watch now"
SEATTLE, Nov 02, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --
Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced the expansion of Disc+
On Demand, a program that enables customers to instantly watch movies on
Amazon Video On Demand that they have purchased on DVD or Blu-ray. In
response to the initial popularity of the Disc+ On Demand program, it
has been expanded to offer customers more than 10,000 eligible titles.
Titles range from new releases to timeless classics. To browse the
complete selection of Disc+ On Demand movies, customers can visit www.amazon.com/discplus.
When customers purchase a Disc+ On Demand title on Blu-ray or DVD from
Amazon.com, a digital copy of the movie will automatically be added to
their Amazon Video On Demand video library. Customers can watch the
movie instantly on a Mac, PC, or nearly 200 Amazon Video On Demand
compatible Internet connected TVs, Blu-ray players, and set-top boxes.
"When we launched Disc+ On Demand last year, we were excited by the
overwhelmingly positive response from our customers," said Steve Oliver,
category leader for Amazon.com DVD. "Customers love instant
gratification, and this program allows customers to watch Disc+ On
Demand titles instantly, without having to wait for their DVD or Blu-ray
to arrive in the mail."
Amazon Video On Demand is a digital video service that offers customers
more than 75,000 commercial-free movies and television shows to buy or
rent. New release movies are often available as soon as they're out on
DVD, and many TV shows are available the day after they broadcast.
Amazon Video On Demand also offers thousands of titles in high
definition. For a full list of Amazon Video On Demand compatible devices
For more information on Amazon Video On Demand visit www.amazon.com/vod.
Amazon Video On Demand is operated by Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
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 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 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.
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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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