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HD Report | March 29, 2017

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Amazon’s ‘Transparent’ Season 2 Premieres Dec. 11

December 2, 2015 |

Amazon’s 2-time Golden Globe-winning series Transparent will premiere its second season on Friday, December 11th. Amazon Prime members will be able to watch the entire series free-of-charge, while non-members can purchase episodes in HD for $2.99 each (SD $1.99).

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Amazon Prime members can stream on JetBlue flights

November 30, 2015 |

Over the weekend you may have seen some media coverage about JetBlue and Amazon partnering to bring free movies and TV shows to passengers. The new service is available only to Amazon Prime members, and comes via JetBlue’s Fly-Fi broadband satellite internet service … Read More

3 Kids Shows Headed for Amazon Prime Video

November 6, 2015 |

Amazon Prime Video will add three kids series next year for customers in the US, UK, Germany, and Australia. The series include Dino Dana from creator/director J.J. Johnson (Dino Dan, Annedroids), The Kicks based on a book series by US … Read More

Amazon Original Series ‘Bosch’ Renewed for Second Season

March 19, 2015 |

Amazon’s original drama series Bosch has been renewed for a second season, just a month after premiering on the Prime Instant Video platform. Amazon calls Bosch the “top-watched” title on the subscription-based streaming service during the first four weeks of … Read More

Epix titles extended on Amazon Prime Instant Video

February 23, 2015 |

Amazon and Epix have extended their existing agreement to provide new and classic movies, as well as original programming through the Prime Instant Video service. The agreement means Prime subscribers will get unlimited access to new movies such as Transformers: … Read More

Amazon now streaming 4k video

December 9, 2014 |

Today, Amazon announced 4k video is now available to stream at no additional charge for Prime Instant Video subscribers, as well as select film titles from Sony that can purchased in Ultra HD à la carte from non-subscribers.

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HBO series now streaming on Amazon Prime Instant Video

May 21, 2014 |

Last month we learned Amazon would be adding HBO shows to its streaming Prime Instant Video service. This morning, Jeff Bezos made the official announcement of the expanded Prime library. You won’t find the latest Game of Thrones or … Read More

Amazon Prime Instant Video members to get HBO shows

April 23, 2014 |

Amazon has just announced a deal with HBO to bring older shows such as The Sopranos, Six Feet Under, and Rome to the Prime Instant Video service starting May 21. The shows are already available on Amazon Prime to purchase à … Read More

Amazon’s LOVEFiLM transitions to Prime Instant Video

February 21, 2014 |

The news out of Luxemburg early this morning may have been a surprise to some, but others may have foreseen the inevitable transition of Amazon’s UK-based LOVEFiLM streaming service to their Prime Instant Video service. In short, Amazon’s LOVEFiLM will become Prime in … Read More

Amazon boasts over 36.8 million products ordered on Cyber Monday

December 26, 2013 |

How good was this shopping season? Ask Amazon. The company boasts over 36.8 million products were ordered online from Amazon on Cyber Monday this year. The orders include the most ever shipments of Kindle e-readers and Kindle Fire tablets. And, … Read More

US Postal service shipping Amazon products on Sundays

November 11, 2013 |

Here’s some good news for Amazon Prime customers. The U.S. Postal Service has started delivering packages on Sundays within the cities of Los Angeles and New York. Customers in available regions will now see the Sunday Delivery option for eligible … Read More

Amazon greenlights two-hour drama-genre pilots for 2014

October 31, 2013 |

Amazon Studios has greenlit its first two-hour drama pilots scheduled to stream free for customers early 2014. The pilots will be available on both Amazon Prime Instant Video and Amazon’s LOVEFiLM in the UK. Chris Carter (The X-Files) wrote … Read More

Amazon Instant Video greenlights five kids’ show pilots

July 31, 2013 |

Amazon_Studios_Logo_680pxGiven the success of Amazon Studios’ previous set of show pilots that utilized customer feedback to determine which titles would be developed into full series, Amazon has given the greenlight to another 5 pilots. The shows, geared towards children ages 6-11, will be available for free viewing on Amazon’s Prime Instant Video and LOVEFiLM in the UK later this year and into 2014. The greenlit titles include Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street, Grid Smasher, Hard-Boiled Eggheads, The Jo B. & G. Raff Show, and Wishenpoof!. (See descriptions below.) Read More

Amazon bows original children’s series pilot Sara Solves It

March 6, 2013 |

 

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Amazon has announced their Amazon Studios production company has given the greenlight to a new original series pilot titled Sara Solves ItSara Solves It is created and produced by Carol Greenwald (Curious George) and Angela C. Santomero (Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood). Each show will contain an interactive math-based puzzle that viewers will need to solve. Sara Solves It is co-developed by WGBH and Out of the Blue Enterprises. Read More

Amazon adds Disney/ABC titles to instant video library

October 31, 2011 |

Amazon has announced a deal with Disney/ABC that adds 800 titles to their Prime Instant Video streaming service. The content will come from ABC Studios, The Disney Channel, ABC Family, and Marvel and is available  free-of-charge to Amazon Prime members. Titles to be added to the Instant Video library include Lost and Grey’s Anatomy (available 11/1/11), Felicity, The Disney Channel’s Phineas & Ferb, and Marvel’s X-Men Evolution. Read More

Review: Amazon Prime Instant Video

October 9, 2011 |

Even though Amazon’s Prime Instant Video service was launched back in February of this year, it seems relevant to do a review of the service as many Netflix customers are considering other options. Amazon’s Instant Video service is built into the Amazon web store, and this may be one of the main reasons it doesn’t feel like a comparable product to specialized services such as Netflix, Vudu, Hulu, and even iTunes. Read More