Ever since rolling out its Prime Instant Video service early this year, it has been aggressively growing the video offerings and adding more and more reasons to fork over $79 per year to become a Prime Member. The service still lags Netflix
Amazon already has content partners like CBS
Amazon has just announced that it has extended the licensing agreement already inked with Fox, and will be adding popular shows Glee and Sons of Anarchy to its lineup. The first two seasons are available immediately, and future seasons will also become available through Prime Instant Video. The latest additions bring the Instant Video library up to almost 13,000 movies and TV shows.
Prime is a compelling offer, especially with how Amazon has demonstrated its commitment to growing the library. Netflix is taking its service to a new level with exclusive original content deals, such as reviving the Bluth family for a fresh round (compared to the old Arrested Development seasons on Prime) that will likely bring me back as a subscriber.
With as much as Amazon is packing into Prime, it simply couldn't afford a deal like that. I also doubt DISH Network's
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