Amazon has launched their much rumored Prime streaming service, with over 5,000 titles available for all Prime subscribers.
Originally rumored by Engadget as early as last year, Amazon has now officially launched their streaming service for Prime Members, as reported by CrunchGear. This service requires a paying Prime account, i.e. student accounts and trials do not count.
Prime members have access to a large array of videos that span many genres. Of note are access to BBC series like TopGear and Dr. Who. Like Netflix, most of the available items aren’t brand new/current seasons, but Amazon also offers many current movies and shows as rentals. This makes Amazon slightly better than Netflix in regards to availablity of current content, but Amazon still lags behind Netflix in the amount of content available.
It will be interesting to see if Amazon takes to rotating what content is available to stream, like Netflix does currently. For now, take a look at the available movies and shows, and let us know what you think in the comments.