Amazon has launched its streaming video service for paying Amazon Prime customers in the US.
The ‘Amazon Prime Instant Video’ service has a catalogue of more than 5,000 commercial-free streaming movies and TV shows.
The service is a free add-on for subscribers to Amazon’s £49-per-year Amazon Prime membership, which grants free two-day shipping, no minimum order size requirement and a price reduction on one-day shipping.
You can watch Amazon’s offerings on your Mac, PC, media streaming device or an internet-connect TV.
Amazon has yet to comment on whether the service will be made available in the UK.
The retail giant has a long way to go before it matches Netflix’s offering.
Netflix has over 20 million subscribers in the US and Canada and at least two-thirds of them use the company’s video streaming service.
Amazon’s library of streaming titles (over 5,000) is significantly smaller than Netflix’s (over 20,000). But that gap is likely to close over time as Amazon strikes more deals with movie studios.