Amazon Deploys New Movie/TV Service

Following the trends this week, we have more streaming TV/movie news. Amazon has deployed an all new TV/movie rental/purchase service today. Currently in Beta testing and expected to go live in the near future. I’ve applied for the beta to see if I can do some real-time data gathering for you. Service will work with any internet device that has Flash 9 support. Initial reviews elsewhere than the NY Times state the picture quality is slightly worse than Netflix, which would be disappointing. Also waiting on pricing information.

NY Times

Films and TV shows from almost all the major studios and television networks are available for sale or rental to Amazon’s customers in the United States, at varying prices depending on the program and whether people buy or rent it. The lone holdouts are Walt Disney and ABC, which Disney owns. Both have close relations with Amazon’s digital rival, Apple.