Amazon on Tuesday released the Amazon Instant Video streaming media platform for Xbox Live gold-level subscribers. Using the system gamers now have access to more than 17,000 streaming videos that can be watched on Microsoft’s console.
To use the system customers must subscribe to the premium Xbox service and they must be an Amazon Prime customers.
Along with free to stream movies Amazon gives users access to more than 120,000 titles that can now be purchased through the Xbox system. Users can also manage their watch lists from the web or directly through the Xbox system.
Microsoft Kinect users can also search for and play videos using the hardware’s motion capture technology if they don’t want to use a conventional game controller interface.
When an Xbox 360 customers purchases Amazon titles those videos are instantly loaded on a watch list for easy console selection at anytime, creating a dynamic and always changing library of personal movies and favorite selections.
The Microsoft Xbox 360 has quickly become a top destination for many popular video destinations including Crackle, Netflix, Hulu Plus, MLB and others and with Amazon the system is now one of the more well rounded video streaming services available.
Customers who sign up for Amazon Prime service at $79.99 per year also receive free 2-day shipping, and a selection of free e-book rentals for Amazon’s Kindle e-readers or Kindle Fire tablet.
Will you be taking advantage of the Amazon Instant Video service through your Xbox 360 system or does your subscription already offer enough video services to keep you busy?