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Amazon brings Instant Video app to PlayStation 3


April and Sony announced the launch of the Amazon Instant Video app for PlayStation 3. Amazon Prime members can stream more than 17,000 TV shows and movies. They also get free two-day shipping on items purchased at, and also get access to thousands of books from the Kindle owners' Lending Library. Those who are not members of Prime can start a free one-month trial.

The Instant Video app also lets users buy or rent from more than 120,000 TV shows and movies. As a launch special, Amazon is offering the first episode of more than 100 TV shows for free streaming to members and nonmembers.

“PlayStation 3 is a powerful home entertainment system and is incredibly popular with our customers. Since the launch of Prime Instant Videos one of the top customer requests has been to provide customers with an app for PlayStation 3. Pushbutton, which we acquired specifically for their expertise in TV entertainment app development, has done a fantastic job of developing our best video app yet. We are excited to deliver the PS3 app to customers today,” said Bill Carr, VP of Video and Music at Amazon.

[Last modified: Wednesday, April 4, 2012 9:31am]


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