Amazon Signs Deal With NBC, Will Bring More Content To Amazon Prime
Amazon Prime’s library of movies and TV shows is about to get even more extensive than it already is. The Wall Street Journal reports that they’ve signed a deal with NBC Universal Cable to bring their content to the streaming service, which is good news for existing subscribers. Prime, much like Netflix, is a subscription service that gives you unlimited streaming, so more content is a free bonus for people already dropping $79 a year on the service.
The introduction of NBC’s content to Prime will bring a solid lineup of TV shows that have heretofore been missing. Among them will be such recent gems as Parks and Recreation, Heroes, and Battlestar Galactica. The deal comes hot on the heels of last month’s deal with Warner Bros, which brought some of that company’s TV shows (Fringe, The West Wing, etc.) to Prime.
With more and more deals being struck by Amazon, Prime is starting to look like a pretty comprehensive streaming library. If this keeps up, it may be on its way to competing head-on with Netflix for you subscription dollars. At $79 a year, Prime us currently edging out Netflix on price, as Netflix costs $8 a month.