Amazon Scores NBCUniversal Streaming Deal

Amazon Prime customers can now access 7K shows, 2K movies
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Jul 28, 2011 3:17 PM CDT Inc. CEO and founder Jeff Bezos speaks during the company's shareholders meeting in Seattle last year.   (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

(Newser) – Netflix and Hulu beware: Amazon has struck a new blow in the battle for streaming content. A deal with NBCUniversal has added some 1,000 movies and TV shows to the web giant’s streaming library. Alongside a deal with CBS, Amazon now provides its Prime customers—who pay $79 a year for free shipping and other perks—with 7,000 TV shows and 2,000 movies, Mashable reports. Meanwhile, Netflix faces a setback as customers quit over its new pricing plan. (Read more Amazon stories.)

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