Amazon Adds Paramount Pictures to Prime Instant Videos

Paramount Pictures

In early February, Amazon and Viacom signed a deal to bring many of Viacom’s television programs to Amazon’s Prime Instant Video service. At the time, we noted that the deal did not include any movies and speculated that Amazon would need to ink a separate deal with Viacom-owned Paramount Pictures. Sure enough, Amazon announced this week that they have signed a three […]

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Amazon Instant Video Comes to the PlayStation 3

Amazon Instant Video on PS3

PlayStation 3 owners looking to get their Dirty Jobs fix have another option with the arrival of Amazon Instant Video. The app download is available directly from the XcrossMediaBar under TV/Video Services or from the PlayStation Store. The new app gives complete access to Amazon video rental and purchase options, and for Amazon Prime subscribers, access to Amazon’s Prime Instant Video […]

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Amazon Announces Streaming Media Deal with Viacom

Amazon and Viacom Confirmed

Yesterday there were reports that Amazon and Viacom were close to announcing a deal that would bring Viacom content to Prime Instant Video. Today there is an official announcement. The deal appears to be limited to Viacom-owned TV shows that are part of the Viacom Media Networks. Evidently adding Viacom-owned movies will require a separate deal with Paramount Pictures Corp. […]

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SlingPlayer Comes to Kindle Fire

Sling Media Kindle Fire

Amazon has been always been cagey about providing Kindle sales numbers, but with estimates floating around that Amazon may have sold upwards of 6 million Kindle Fires since the tablet’s introduction late last year, you can bet that we will see more Android-friendly media apps and services working to bring their wares specifically to the Kindle Fire. How nice of […]

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Roku Update Roundup: Shutterfly, Amazon, and Update 3.1

Roku XDS

Roku’s engineers evidently wanted to make sure Santa came for Roku owners by pushing a series of updates this week. First up was the release of the brand new Shutterfly channel. The Shutterfly channel is available in the Photo & Video category and provides access to all of the photos and slideshows in one’s Shutterfly account.  It’s a breeze to […]

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LOVEFiLM Signs Sony to Exclusive Content Agreement

Do you remember that scene in Matrix Revolutions where Neo and Agent Smith have their final showdown in the rain and they end up flying at each other, colliding with such force that it generates a shockwave that displaces the rain for miles around? This is the image that has begun to come to mind every time I think about Netflix […]

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