FOX Adds Content to Amazon Prime Streaming Catalog
>By Christopher Weaver
Looking for another reason to leave Netflix and try other options? Amazon’s CEO Jeff Bezos announced this weekend that Amazon is entering into a deal with Fox to bolster their content library. Adding titles such as 24, Arrested Development, The X-Files, Ally McBeal, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Wonder Years and more has brought their streaming library to around 11,000 titles. This may seem like a small number compared to the 51,000 titles Netflix currently touts, but keep in mind Amazon Prime has only been in this business since February.
Amazon Prime now holds deals with CBS, NBCUniversal, Sony, Warner Bros. and FOX for instant streaming, which is a pretty impressive feat. This is the prime time for Amazon to go at the market full force after the recent news that Netflix is splintering their business into two, and that they are losing their deal with Starz. If you haven’t tried it yet, signing up for an Amazon Prime membership costs $79 a year, granting you access to the streaming catalog and free second day shipping from Amazon.