Amazon Instant Video Nabs Big Blockbusters
Because Netflix let its exclusive deal with Epix expire
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Sep 4, 2012 11:39 AM CDT
"The Avengers" is one of the new movies coming to Amazon Prime.   (AP Photo/Disney, Zade Rosenthal, file)

(Newser) – Amazon's Prime Instant Video streaming service is getting a shot in the arm, with a slate of blockbusters that include The Avengers, Hunger Games, Super 8, and more, in a deal that signals trouble for Netflix. The movies are all coming thanks to a new deal with Epix, a Viacom/Lionsgate/MGM joint venture that used to distribute exclusively to Netflix, the Hollywood Reporter notes. Netflix had signaled that it would let its exclusive deal run out, but the Amazon deal represents a final confirmation.

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BobbyRicigliano
Sep 4, 2012 7:05 PM CDT
If you look at those movies, they are the same ones already on Netflix Streaming. So unless Netflix ups its game, I'd rather take the unlimited 2-day shipping and lower annual price.
$3663674
Sep 4, 2012 12:14 PM CDT
Amazon Instant Video isn't exactly the same thing as Amazon Prime Instant Video. Amazon Prime offers free streaming for a lot of movies and television. The Hunger Games and The Avengers are NOT among those being streamed for free. If you search for either of those titles under "Amazon Prime Instant Video", you will not find them. So, your article is not correct as written. Please correct this.