Amazon expected to roll out Netflix-like streaming service soon
Move over Netflix—Amazon wants to get in on the instant streaming action. The company briefly indicated that it would begin offering streams of more than 5,000 TV shows and movies as part of its Amazon Prime subscriptions, but quickly removed the text after its discovery by some Amazon shoppers. If Amazon ends up rolling out such a system, though, it could give services like Netflix a run for its money.
A screenshot of the text was sent to Engadget showing that Amazon Prime “now includes unlimited, commercial-free, instant streaming of 5,000 movies and TV shows at no additional cost.” The text was not seen by any member of the staff, though, and the tipster who sent it in said that it was eventually removed from his page as well.