Amazon Instant Video App Now Available for the Xbox 360

Just yesterday, Amazon joined the competition of streaming videos to the Xbox 360 console. Along with Xfinity TV, Netflix, and other Xbox 360 apps, you can now stream Amazon videos onto your Xbox 360 console. User are able to rent and purchase video streaming content, as well as add them to their ‘watchlist’, which is very similar to the ‘instant queue’ on Netflix.

The Amazon Instant Video Streaming App was already released on the PS3 back in April. It allows watching of 17,000 total videos, and is completely compatible with kinect. Purchasing content must be made outside the app itself. However, once content is purchased / rented, it will appear directly on the ‘video library’ equipped with the app.

For Amazon Prime members who pay $79.99 / year ($39.99 / year for students with valid .edu email addresses), streaming content is already included in their purchase and all content can be instantly streamed at no additional cost.

Check it out here:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html?ie=UTF8&docId=1000798961

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Sources:
http://www.pcworld.com/article/256421/amazon_instant_video_app_lands_on_xbox_360.html
http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html?ie=UTF8&docId=1000798961
http://www.xbox.com/en-US/live/partners/amazon 

Yousef Shanawany

Yousef Shanawany

Living in the heart of Silicon Valley, Yousef is a tech reviewer and editor and enjoys reading about tech news around the world. As his primary focus is the video game industry, he also loves reading about mobile and tablet news, as well as other new emerging hardware technologies. Yousef graduated from San Jose State University, earning his Bachelors degree in Software Engineering. He spends most of his time reading, gaming, and programming.