In a Console First – PS 3 Now Supports Amazon Instant Video

Posted by at 11:27 am on April 3, 2012

Amazon Instant Video has appeared on the PlayStation 3’s cross-media bar today under the video header.

“PlayStation 3 is a powerful home entertainment system and is incredibly popular with our customers. Since the launch of Prime Instant Videos one of the top customer requests has been to provide customers with an app for PlayStation 3,” said Bill Carr, VP of Video and Music at Amazon. “Pushbutton, which we acquired specifically for their expertise in TV entertainment app development, has done a fantastic job of developing our best video app yet. We are excited to deliver the PS3 app to customers today.”

“We’re always looking for new ways to expand the digital entertainment offerings across PlayStation Network, and we’re thrilled to be the first game console to deliver Amazon Instant Video to our community,” said Jack Buser, senior director of PlayStation Digital Platforms, SCEA. “Working with Amazon is a prime example of our commitment to providing our community with a wealth of options so they can experience entertainment the way they want.

Rather than being implemented via system update, the service is a clickable icon in the XMB’s video section that prompts a 19MB download. Individual films and TV shows are available for rental and purchase individually at varying costs, though Amazon Prime members are given full access based on their annual subscription. There are more than 17,000 Prime Instant Videos supported.

 

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