Amazon to Stream Fox Movies and Television Shows

Amazon has inked a deal with Twentieth Century Fox to allow Amazon Prime subscribers to stream Fox movies and television shows, the companies announced today. 

The new agreement will allow Amazon Prime subscribers to stream content from the Fox library later this Fall. Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Arrested Development, The Wonder Years, Office Space, The Last of the Mohicans, and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid are just a few of the movies and television shows that will be available for viewing. Amazon Prime, a service that includes streaming privileges and unlimited two-day shipping on retail items, is $79 per year (nearly $17 cheaper than Netflix).

The new deal means Amazon will offer a total of 11,000 movies and television shows, with content coming from CBS, NBC Universal, Sony, and Warner Bros. This is approximately half of the content available to Netflix subscribers, though Amazon is quickly closing the gap.

"Since launching earlier this year, we have now doubled the number of titles available in Prime instant videos, and there's still more to come," Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos announced.

The recent deal strengthens Amazon’s position in the increasingly competitive streaming market. Blockbuster also offers a video streaming service and Dish Network recently announced that it also plans to get into the streaming game. Netflix, once the undisputed king of stream, has come under fire recently for its decision to raise prices and split its video streaming and DVD rental services into two companies.

Sources: ABC, TechLand, Photo: morgueFile

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