While not exactly e-book related, thanks to the Pixel of Ink blog for alerting me that an Amazon Prime membership now includes unlimited free instant video viewing from a currently available selection of over 5000. See the Amazon Instant Video page for specifics on viewing movies and TV shows.
For those of you not in the know, the Amazon Prime program provides members free second-day shipping and discounted next-day shipping on most products sold and shipped by Amazon (as opposed to other vendors who may use the Amazon “storefront”). Now at no additional cost (currently $79 per year), Prime members will also have free access to Amazon’s on-line video library.
This may the final straw that leads me to canceling my NetFlix subscription — not that there is anything wrong with their service, but I don’t think I’m using it enough these days to rationalize the cost.
For more information, see the Amazon press release.