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Amazon and Netflix Celebrate First Oscar Wins For Streaming Services

Monday February 27, 2017 2:19 am PST by
Amazon and Netflix yesterday collected the first Academy Awards for streaming services, sharing four gold statuettes between them at this year's Oscars. Amazon Studios bagged a Best Actor trophy for Casey Affleck's portrayal of a grieving man in "Manchester by the Sea". Bought by Amazon for $10 million at the Sundance film festival, the movie also won Best Original Screenplay. It has earned...
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Amazon Prime Video Now Available in Over 200 Countries, Including India

Wednesday December 14, 2016 1:35 am PST by
Amazon today announced that its Prime Video streaming service has expanded to over 200 countries including India, the company's largest available market outside the U.S. Prime Video is automatically available at no additional cost to Amazon Prime members in Belgium, Canada, France, Italy and Spain, and to customers in new Prime Video territories at an introductory price of $2.99 (or 2.99...
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Amazon Prime Video Now Supports HTML5 Playback in Safari

Sunday December 11, 2016 5:43 pm PST by
Amazon Prime Video's HTML5 video player now supports Safari on Mac, as spotted by Reddit user netmute over the weekend. Amazon Prime Video previously required downloading the Microsoft Silverlight plugin for playback in Safari, or switching to an alternative browser such as Chrome or Firefox, which already supported the HTML5 video player. Some users on Reddit reported that, while HTML5...
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Amazon Wants 'Acceptable Business Terms' to Offer Prime Video on Apple TV

Tuesday May 31, 2016 9:10 pm PDT by
At Recode's Code Conference today, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos was asked why the online retailer does not sell either the Apple TV or Google Chromecast. Bezos reiterated that Amazon chooses not to sell video streaming devices that do not include Prime Video capability and that the company wants "acceptable business terms" before bringing the the app to devices. We sell Roku, we sell Xbox, we sell...
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Amazon Prime Video Now Offered as Standalone $8.99 Monthly Service

Monday April 18, 2016 2:31 am PDT by
Amazon has repositioned its Prime Video service as a standalone $8.99 monthly subscription deal with the option to cancel at any time. Prior to Sunday night, Amazon's video streaming service was only available to U.S. customers as part of the annual $99 Amazon Prime bundle, which qualified subscribers for free shipping from the company's online retail store, unlimited music streaming, and...
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Amazon Prime Video Coming to New Apple TV Possibly Within a 'Few Weeks'

Friday November 27, 2015 8:19 pm PST by
Last month, Amazon removed all Apple TV and Chromecast product listings from its website because the devices do not offer its Prime Video streaming service, which the online retailer said may cause confusion for customers. Nearly a month later, the new Apple TV remains unavailable on Amazon, but that could soon change. Amazon appears to have confirmed to engineer Dan Bostonweeks that it is...

Amazon to Cease Selling Apple TV, Google Chromecast Over 'Prime Video' Incompatibility

Thursday October 1, 2015 10:56 am PDT by
Amazon plans to stop selling some streaming video devices that compete with its Fire TV and Fire TV Stick, reports Bloomberg. It will no longer offer Google's Chromecast or Apple's Apple TV for sale in its online store. Amazon today sent an email to marketplace sellers notifying them of the upcoming change. The site plans to disallow new listings for the product and remove existing inventory ...
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Amazon Prime Video Introduces Offline Viewing for iPhone and iPad

Tuesday September 1, 2015 7:24 am PDT by
Amazon's Prime Video streaming service today announced the ability for its users to download television shows and movies to an iPhone, iPad, or Android device (via Re/code). The service had previously supported such a feature, but it was exclusively available for Amazon's own Fire tablets, with today marking the first expansion onto Apple's smartphones. The feature will let Prime users...