Amazon Instant Video on PlayStation Network
You know, when Sony first released the PS3 a few years ago, they had in mind to have it function as more than just a regular video game console. After all, the age of broadband has seen a penetration rate of unprecedented levels, never mind in the US but in the rest of the world as well. We have even started to shun the idea of physical media carrying our games, preferring to download them directly onto the console itself. As for renting DVDs? Why bother to go all the way to the store, when you can just stream it off to your HDTV right in the comfort of your living room?
Well, I also remember that one of the PS3’s unique selling points was also the ability to double up as a Blu-ray player, making it the cheapest in the market at that point in time (and even now, too). Here is even more good news for existing PS3 owners (as well as those who are thinking of buying a new console) – Amazon Instant Video has just launched on the PlayStation Network.
The availability of Amazon Instant Video on the PlayStation Network means just one thing – the PS3 has the bragging rights of being the first and only video game console that offers such a service. All you need to do is head on over to the TV/Video Services category of the XMB, download and install the new Amazon Instant Video app for free, and you are good to go. After installation, do the necessary honors by launching the app, and you are able to gain instant access to thousands of streaming and downloadable movies and TV shows, where they are good for rental or purchase, depending on what you are up to at that point in time.
It is safe to say that you will be spoilt for choice, since there are over 120,000 commercial-free movies and TV shows available for you to pick from, ranging from new releases to classic favorites, major TV shows, full seasons and entirely new episodes of some of your favorite TV shows right the day after they air.