Amazon Strikes Streaming Deal With NBCUniversal, Becomes Viable Option To Netflix

Share And Comment

Amazon announced today a new licensing agreement with NBCUniversal, which “will allow Amazon Prime members to stream select Universal Pictures movies through Prime Instant Video, and bring their “Prime instant videos to more than 9,000 movies and TV shows.” The best part of all this is it’s free. Cameron Janes states that, “We are very excited to offer Prime members popular Universal films at no additional cost. Our customers love movies and now we offer them more than 2,000 movies to choose from with Prime Instant Video.”

Here are some of the titles that Amazon Prime customers will have access to:

“Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind,” “Elizabeth,” and “Gosford Park.” For the kids, there’s “Babe,” “Flipper,” and “Jetsons – The Movie,” as well as other favorites like “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas,” “Notting Hill,” “Being John Malkovich”, “Fletch,” and “Billy Elliott.”

For those who are looking for a good option to Netflix, this may not be a bad option. Amazon now has deals with CBS and NBCUniversal, and I’m sure more are on the way. Competition is always good for the consumer. For more information, check out the full press release below.

Amazon Announces Digital Video License Agreement with NBCUniversal Domestic TV Distribution

Deal Will Allow Amazon Prime Members to Stream Select Universal Pictures Films

SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) today announced a licensing agreement with NBCUniversal Domestic TV Distribution that will allow Amazon Prime members to stream select Universal Pictures movies through Prime Instant Video. This deal with Amazon will bring the total number of Prime instant videos to more than 9,000 movies and TV shows this summer.

“Our customers love movies and now we offer them more than 2,000 movies to choose from with Prime Instant Video.”

Amazon Prime customers will be able to instantly watch popular Universal movies at no additional cost to their membership. Universal titles available to Prime customers will include Oscar winners such as “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind,” “Elizabeth,” and “Gosford Park.” For the kids, there’s “Babe,” “Flipper,” and “Jetsons – The Movie,” as well as other favorites like “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas,” “Notting Hill,” “Being John Malkovich”, “Fletch,” and “Billy Elliott.”

“We are very excited to offer Prime members popular Universal films at no additional cost,” said Cameron Janes, director of Amazon Instant Video. “Our customers love movies and now we offer them more than 2,000 movies to choose from with Prime Instant Video.”

Amazon Instant Video is a streaming video service that offers customers more than 90,000 movies and TV shows available to purchase or rent, and with this Universal content included, will offer more than 9,000 movies and TV shows included at no additional cost with an Amazon Prime membership. Customers can instantly watch movies and TV shows from Amazon on a Mac, PC or directly on TV with any of the 300 compatible devices.

Share And Comment