Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Amazon: The New Netflix?


While many companies have recently gotten into the on-demand video business, only a small handful have attempted to follow the Netflix model of offering unlimited video streaming for a flat monthly rate. But the market leader could face a challenge in the near-future from Amazon.com, which is reportedly looking to start a subscription service that would compete directly with Netflix.
According to Reuters, the online retail giant has been chatting with people at various media companies -- Time Warner, Viacom among them -- to test the waters regarding a possible subscription service that would offer unlimited access to streaming movies and TV shows for a monthly fee.
Reuters' sources say things are at an early stage and "It is still not clear if the media companies would agree to Amazon's proposals."
Another report from the Wall Street Journal says Amazon is considering the possibility of adding the subscription service to its existing Amazon Prime service, which gives members free 2-day shipping on many purchases for an annual fee of $79.

14 comments:

Swift Love said...

if it was cheap enough, I'd consider it

MacPCharmony said...

I'm a fan of Amazon

Stav88os said...

Cool Story Bro!;)

Kimokik said...

If it was cheaper than netflix, then why not xD

Fuuuuuuuu said...

too bad Blockbuster couldn't get in on this business model

Insurance Maestro said...

I love amazon.

level85nerd said...

Hm interesting point

About Insurance said...

I'm a big Red Box fan

amidoinitrite? said...

Amazon just keeps innovating

Bart said...

hey cool post. i havent used either sites. but click me thanks

comradejoker.blogspot.com/ said...

I would go with Amazon over Netflix.

TurdFurgeson said...

amazon already has huge power in todays economy... they could probably do whatever they wanted lol

Rambles'N'Shambles said...

If it was slightly cheaper I'd almost consider it.

Not a fan of netfix
so amazon all the way

Anonymous said...

Amazon sucks...

Go netflix....

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