Amazon Instant Video Comes to Xbox 360Avaya
One of the newest additions to the Xbox 360′s streaming video options, alongside HULU and Netflix, is the Amazon Instant Video Library.
Listen, gramps: the days when the toaster just made pop tarts and you just washed your clothes in the washing machine are over. Nowadays, we watch video games on our TV’s and our video games play TV shows. Deal with it.
Amazon Instant Video now has an app for the Xbox Live Marketplace that allows users to rent or buy more than 120,000 titles, both TV and movies, on the Xbox 360 console.
Here is what users need to access Amazon Instant Video on your Xbox:
A subscription to Amazon Prime for $79 per year gets free two-day shipping on your Amazon purchases. You also get access to a wide variety of publications in the Kindle library.
A subscription Xbox Live Gold gets you free online gameplay, exclusive downloadable content and Microsoft’s version of Skype called Kinect, along with a list of other perks. A gold membership runs $10 per month, $25 for 3 months or $60 per year.
At a total of $140 per-year, this is not the best way to indulge a Friday-night impulse to get a hold of that one episode of Dr. Who, but if you already use either service, it’s worth it to explore options like these as extra add-on bonuses to services you already use.
Amazon is developing partnerships with big names like Sony, Discovery and Warner Bros., as well as other consoles like PS3.
Meanwhile, Xbox offers material from Vudu, Crackle and CinemaNow.
Obviously, neither of these companies take much stock in the idea of monogamy, which is good news for users; it guarantees that the total amount of media available through each of these services will continue to expand at an accelerated rate as time progresses.
Edited by Braden Becker
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