Amazon have revealed a new addition set to arrive to their collection of licenced content, as they announce a licencing agreement deal with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios (MGM), which will see much of the popular studio’s archive come to subscription service Amazon Prime.
The update, which will be applied gradually to the Prime Instant Video catalogue (which recently added the Xbox 360 to its range of supported services), will see ‘hundreds’ of movies and TV episodes (dated between the 1980’s and 2000’s) added to the available catalogue of content for subscribers for instant online streaming.
Amazon’s ‘director of digital content acquisition’ Brad Beale stated of the new deal: “Our customers tell us they love having tons of movies and TV shows to choose from, which is why we are focused on adding even more titles to our already extensive Prime Instant Video library.
MGM offers one of the most distinguished catalogues in all of Hollywood, and this deal will bring Prime Instant Video customers hundreds of new titles to enjoy on their Kindle Fire or any device compatible with Amazon Instant Video. Customers can enjoy favourites like The Silence of the Lambs, Dances with Wolves, Rain Man and The Terminator, as well as fan-favorite TV series like Stargate.”
With Amazon’s tally now taken beyond 18,000 titles avaialble for streaming (from supported devices including games consoles and the Amazon Kindle Fire), will their range help them continue to mount a challenge against Netflix, or do any hopeful contenders still need a lot more to take on the original king of the market?