I mentioned last week that it was coming, and now it’s here. Amazon.co.uk now offers Amazon Instant Video, just as Amazon.com does. And just as with the U.S. site, the Prime program includes tons of movies and TV episodes you can watch for free, and there’s even more that available for a small additional free. (Everything is available à la carte to non-Prime members.)
I’m starting to add links on my review pages to Amazon U.K.’s Instant Video, as I have been for Amazon U.S., like so:
And I’ll be including Amazon U.K. Instant Video in my what-to-stream posts (assuming I can keep them up, which I need more subscribers to do!).
As with other Amazon purchases, any movie you rent or buy to stream from Amazon U.K. nets me a small affiliate fee (which adds nothing to your cost)… as long as you click through from this site. So please do that from now on.
In case it’s not already obvious, I am a huge fan of Amazon Instant Video. The service has had its issues, but for the most part, it’s fantastic, and an easy way to keep up with the deluge of movies we’re all drowning in. I love it, and I think you will too.
Now, if I could just get Amazon Instant Video to work with Chromecast…
I think that this or something like it is the future of delivery mechanisms.
Now, how easy is it for an aspiring filmmaker to get a film into this channel? Let’s not repeat the cinematic mistake of needing a huge publicity budget to get noticed…
Amazon has made it easy for indie authors to get their books onto Amazon for Kindle downloads. (I need to find time to get my Princess Bride book up there.) I suspect they’ll do something of the sort with movies eventually, too.