Amazon Instant Video is one of the best reasons to sign up for Amazon Prime. It’s not as good as Netflix yet, but it’s getting there, and it’s cheaper. To make things better, Amazon just announced that they’re adding A&E’s networks to Amazon Instant Video.
The licensing agreement between Amazon and A&E gives Prime Instant Video customers access to popular shows from A&E, bio, History, and Lifetime. So now you can watch all the shenanigans of Duck Dynasty right from your iPad or Kindle Fire.
PlayLater has finally opened viewing support to Android devices and that should make a lot of you out there very happy. PlayLater is software for your PC that allows you to record movies and TV shows to your hard drive from popular websites such as Hulu, Hulu Plus, Netflix, ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, Comedy Central and more (provided you have subscriptions to those services). You can then take those recorded videos and transfer them over to your Android device to watch at anytime, without the need for an internet connection.
Amazon has announced a new licensing deal with Viacom that will allow Amazon Prime members to stream TV shows to over 300 devices, including the Kindle Fire. Members will have access to thousands of episodes from hit shows on MTV, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, TV Land, Spike, VH1, BET, CMT and Logo. This just adds to the slew of content already available to Amazon Prime members, which from what I’m told is an excellent deal.
In what seems to be a match made in palette heaven, Redbox has found itself a red partner to help expand its video entertainment business into the digital world. Verizon and Redbox have announced a joint venture to combine the famous Redbox new release rentals with content-rich video on-demand streaming. This new venture will package all the services together for an undisclosed subscription price, with hopes of competing against other video subscription services like Nextflix.