Looks like Amazon is about to amp up their video-on-demand service with an unlimited streaming tier. At least that’s what we’re left to infer from the one Amazon customer whose account appears to have accidentally received early access the service:
Your Amazon Prime membership now includes unlimited, commercial-free, instant streaming of 5,000 movies and TV shows at no additional cost.
As far as I know, no one has yet corroborated Engadget’s source’s sighting of the service – which seems to go by “Prime Instant Videos.” And, last night, I did spend good deal of time digging around Amazon trying to turn this thing up… but obviously came up empty. In fact, at some point, E’s guy lost access his access too.
As an irregular, although current, Amazon Prime member ($79/yr, free 2 day shipping), a perk like this would keep me in the fold on an annual basis. Heck, I’d even pay more and dump my Hulu and/or Netflix subscriptions. Assuming Amazon intends to deliver high quality streaming to locations other than a computer-based web browser. Like say an iPad. Or Kindle 4.