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Before cable, viewers got to watch the battle of the Big 3 networks, and that same kind of thing is happening in the streaming world between Netflix, Amazon and Hulu. Now, Amazon is introducing a fairly revolutionary concept to separate itself from the pack.
Good things come to those who wait, especially when those who are waiting are three of the more popular personalities in the worlds of television and cars. Jeremy Clarkson and his fellow Top Gear hosts now have a new home.
We'll soon get to watch Ron Perlman play an interesting character on the Amazon drama Hand of God, and the esteemed actor thinks that this show is superior to his former drama Sons of Anarchy in several ways. Blasphemy?
Netflix is the dominant subscription video on-demand service (SVOD). This may be of no surprise, but apparently viewers are watching way more of it that weíve ever thought. What happens after Netflix gathers up a base of 10, 20, 30 or more original series to match their huge library of licensed product?
You know things are going badly when TV network execs actually come out and address that things are going badly. It turns out quite a lot of the ads you're watching online equal zero money for networks. Find out why that is.
The time has arrived, Amazon Prime users! Today, Amazon's streaming video service has rolled out their first wave of HBO content. That includes six seasons of The Sopranos, three seasons of Deadwood and five seasons of The Wire, among other beloved HBO series, all available streaming on Amazon Prime for your viewing pleasure.
HBO series are coming to Amazon Prime. This sounds like a pretty big get for Amazon, especially considering HBO hasn't regularly made their series available through streaming video services outside of their own HBO Go. The multiyear deal will not only include a number of popular previously-aired series, but also eventually some of HBO's current series, Girls and The Newsroom included.
Last Spring, Amazon Prime secured a deal with NBCUniversal that included exclusive streaming access to Syfy's futuristic drama series Defiance, which they promised would be made available to their Streaming subscribers sometime early this year. And sure enough, Defiance has arrived!
Amazon's throwing its hat into the Set-Top Box ring by unveiling the Fire TV, a device that works like Roku or Apple TV in delivering digital content to your TV sets. At the reasonable price of $99, Fire TV is compatible with Netflix, Hulu Plus, Pandora and obviously Amazon Instant Video and Amazon Prime. And while it's compatible with Showtime's digital on demand service Showtime Anytime, it isn't compatible with HBO Go.
24 Full Series Now Available Streaming On Amazon Prime, 24: Live Another Day To Stream Later This Year
If the trailers for 24: Live Another Day have had you itching for a full-on 24 catch-up binge-watch, Amazon Prime is making it a possibility. That is, assuming you have a Prime subscription and a lot of time on your hands. Consider eight seasons, each consisting of 24 episodes. You have about a month between now and the premiere of 24: Live Another Day to make it happen.
Amazon Studios takes an interactive approach to narrowing down their pilot selection. Previously, they posted a selections of comedies and kid shows online and let viewers weigh in with their opinions. The feedback is taken into account when they make their final decisions. Amazon's doing this again for their next slate of programming, which consists of comedies, dramas and kids programs and the pilots are now available to view.
Let me guess, since they announced the Veronica Mars movie, youíve been dying rewatch the entire series from start to finish. Or maybe youíve never seen it and youíve been looking for a way to get caught up without having to shell out for the DVDs. It stood to reason that Warner Bros. would give people the opportunity to do that ahead of the filmís release.
Remember last summer when Amazon Prime made each new episode of CBSí hit summer drama Under the Dome available just days after it aired? Awareness of this may be contingent on whether or not you were a Prime subscriber at the time or had any interest in Under the Dome. Regardless, it was a new approach for CBS and Amazon Prime in quickly distributing the series on the streaming video service one episode at a time...
Stop me when this hits too close to home. Itís winter. You donít particularly want to go outside because itís cold. Unfortunately, staying home isnít particularly exciting because an overwhelming majority of television is on hiatus. So, youíre stuck between Monopoly and freezing your damn toes off, right? Wrong.
It isnít all kids shows and comedies over at Amazon Prime. The online storeís streaming video service is branching out in their original programming, and that includes developing a pilot from Paul Weitz called Mozart in the Jungle, which is said to be about sex, drugs and classical music.