Amazon and Sony have confirmed that Amazon Instant Video is now available on PS3, making the PS3 the first and only console to offer the service. On a personal note what’s funny about this is that I was literally just looking at ways to get this on my PS3 this weekend, investigating all kinds of possible solutions including Roku and others. If you head over to the TV/Video Services category of the XMB, you can download and install the new Amazon Instant Video app right now for free. I just installed it and the process was painless and took less than 3 minutes to get set up. The overall experience is superior to what Netflix provides, definitely makes the Netflix app look unpolished. Once you launch the app, you’ll have instant access to thousands of streaming and downloadable movies and TV shows for rental or purchase. There are more than 120,000 commercial-free movies and TV shows for rental or purchase, including new releases, classic favorites, major TV shows, full seasons and even new episodes of some of your favorite TV shows the day after they air. Many of the DVD and Blu-Ray titles on Amazon.com are also offered on Amazon Instant Video available through this new app.
If you’re an Amazon Prime member (like me), you’ll also be able to watch as many of the more than 17,000 Prime Instant Videos as you can handle, at no additional cost. If you’re not yet an Amazon Prime member, you can sign up for a free 30-day trial right there within the app or just sign up for $79 per year. The perks in terms of shipping and the other perks are awesome but this just takes it over the top.