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Amazon Adds More, Netflix Continues Down


Amazon Adds More, Netflix Continues Down

While Netflix continues its tumble downward, Hulu and Amazon continue to thrive. Netflix (NFLX) has plummeted to $80 a share, down from $300 in July after announcing price increases. Today, Amazons Founder & CEO Jeff Beezos announced more content. At only $79 a year for Amazon Prime (thats just $6.50 a month) you not only get unlimited streaming of movies and tv shows, but also free two day shipping. Not bad!

Here is the text of the note…

Dear Customers,

Our Prime Instant Video team is on a roll. Today, we’re announcing an agreement with Disney-ABC that adds 800 popular titles from ABC Studios, The Disney Channel, ABC Family, and Marvel. These new titles will bring the total to almost 13,000 TV shows and movies — all available for unlimited instant streaming.

The popular series Lost and Grey’s Anatomy will be ready for streaming tomorrow. Then, we’ll add other favorites including Felicity, The Disney Channel’s Phineas & Ferb, Marvel’s X-Men Evolution, and ABC Family shows like Greek and episodes from the most current season of The Secret Life of the American Teenager.

Disney-ABC joins recently announced deals with FOX, CBS, NBC-Universal, and PBS — just to name a few. We’ve added shows like Arrested Development, Firefly, The X-Files, every series of Star Trek, and Prison Break. You can watch on over 300 different devices, including our new Kindle Fire. Instant video streaming is a new benefit of Amazon Prime and is brought to you at no additional cost — Prime membership remains $79 a year.

Millions have already joined Amazon Prime…

If you’re already a Prime member, you can start watching now. If not, start your one-month free trial today.

Thanks for being a customer.

Jeff Bezos
Founder & CEO
P.S. You can also watch movies and TV shows instantly at our Amazon Instant Video Store, where we offer more than 100,000 movies and TV shows for rent or purchase, no Prime membership required.

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