Amazon just announced that they added over a thousand more movies and shows to the free streaming section (including seven seasons of Sesame Street). If you are an Amazon Prime member then you will get to watch these for free with your membership! In addition to this you also get free 2-day shipping on Amazon.com for an entire year.
- Netflix Instant Streaming $7.99 a month x 12 = $95.88/year
- Amazon Instant Streaming + Free 2-day shipping = $79/year
When looking at the numbers, I would say that Amazon Prime is a better deal than paying for Netflix Instant Streaming, even if the only thing you want is to watch shows. But since you also get free 2-day shipping on orders at Amazon.com for a year with your membership, this seems to be almost a no-brainer.
But to be fair to Netflix, their browsing features and usability on my TV are a lot easier to use. I also believe they have more available to watch instantly. If Amazon can catch up in these areas, then they will definitely be a force to be reckoned with.
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