As a member of Amazon Prime, I absolutely love the Prime Instant Video collection, finding it has a great selection that just keeps growing and growing in terms of the depth and breadth of movie and TV offerings. But there is always room for more – so I was thrilled this morning to hit the Amazon home page and see not one but TWO new deals: a movie deal with Epix and a TV deal with NBC Universal.
From the Amazon home page, here is what they say about Epix:
Great news for Amazon Prime members—we’ve just signed two big deals that bring you even more high quality movies and TV shows with all-you-can-eat, unlimited instant streaming. The first is with EPIX and brings movies from Paramount Pictures, MGM, and Lionsgate. Enjoy Thor, Iron Man 2, and Captain America: The First Avenger, plus recent hits such as Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Warrior, Super 8, True Grit, and Rango. In all, 2,000 movies from EPIX will be coming to Prime Instant Video this year.
All of the listed movies are available right now on Amazon Prime! Which is a great deal for some recent releases. Plenty of other new releases will be available by the end of the year, and in the full press release there is specific note of The Hunger Games … though I think they will let the DVD and digital sales cool off a bit before letting that one go for free!
Here is some of the info on the NBC Universal deal:
The second deal adds popular TV shows from NBC Universal, including past seasons of current hits Parks and Recreation and Parenthood, plus all seasons of Heroes, Battlestar Galactica, and Friday Night Lights. Prime Instant Video now has over 25,000 movies and TV episodes to choose from, quadruple the number we launched with in February 2011. You can watch on Kindle Fire, on game consoles like PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, and on hundreds of TVs, Blu-ray players, and set-top boxes.
I never caught up with Battlestar Galactica, so this will be a great way to check out the series. Amazon also takes time to remind you of the reasons WHY Amazon Prime is such a great deal – from videos to the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library to the Free Two-Day shipping deal, there is loads of savings for only $79 a year.
Amazon Prime is the best bargain in the history of shopping—and it remains just $79 a year. In addition to unlimited video streaming, Prime members enjoy Free Two-Day Shipping on millions of items, and over 180,000 Kindle books to read for free from the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library. If you’re not already a member, sign up for a one-month free trial today.