Apr 3, 2012

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Amazon Instant Video Comes to PS3

Amazon Instant Video Comes to PS3

In a bold move for media streaming, digital goods giant Amazon has entered the console race with Amazon Instant Video, an app that streams TV and movie content directly to your PS3. As a complement to Netflix, Amazon offers similar benefits to Amazon Prime members while also offering paid content that Netflix doesn’t (like Game of Thrones and The Killing). The app is available now on the PlayStation Store. Jack Buser, Senior Director of PlayStation Digital Platforms, had this to say on its release:

Hi again, PlayStation community. I’m here to bring some good news today: Amazon Instant Video is available now on PlayStation Network, making the PS3 the first and only video game console to offer the service! Head on over to the TV/Video Services category of the XMB, where you can download and install the new Amazon Instant Video app right now for free. Once you launch the app, you’ll have instant access to thousands of streaming and downloadable movies and TV shows for rental or purchase.

Head over the official PlayStation Blog for the full scoop and a preview video. Downloading the app doesn’t cost you anything, and you may well find something like. Now, if you’ll excuse, I missed the season premiere of AMC’s The Killing last weekend…