Amazon Prime Instant Video

Amazon Instant Video launches on Roku in the UK

Amazon Instant Video has launched on the Roku streaming platform in the UK and Ireland today. With the rollout, Roku claims that it now offers access to “all major streaming services” in the UK – including Netflix, Google Play Movies, Now TV, Sky Store and catch-up services from broadcasters the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and […]

Amazon bags Lucifer, Badlands for UK

Amazon Prime Instant Video has acquired exclusive UK rights to new US dramas Lucifer and Into the Badlands. High-concept Fox drama Lucifer will premiere early next year on the SVOD service after a deal with distributor Warner Bros. International Television Distribution, while AMC martial arts hybrid Badlands debuts on November 17 after an agreement with […]

Amazon stops selling Chromecast and Apple TV products

Amazon is to stop selling media streaming devices from Google and Apple, including the latest generation of Chromecast and Apple TV devices. Bloomberg Business was the first to report the move, which will see the online retail giant refuse to sell the devices – rivals to Amazon’s own Fire TV devices – on the grounds […]

Amazon looks to vigilantes, flapper for pilot season

Amazon Prime Instant Video has unveiled its autumn pilot season line-up, which includes a violent Western and a show about the Jazz Age’s original flapper. Namely, the Amazon Studios-produced pilots are Western Edge: The Loner, late-Sixties-set Good Girls Revolt, comedy Highston, FX Productions copro One Mississippi, political thriller Patriot, and Z, which looks into the […]

Disney Movies Anywhere expands footprint

Disney’s cloud-based movie service Disney Movies Anywhere is launching as an app for Roku and Android TV devices in the US, as part of a wider expansion of the service. From today, US customers of Amazon Video and Microsoft Movies and TV can also connect to Disney Movies Anywhere and will be able to access their […]

Amazon adds download options to Instant Video service

Amazon Prime Instant Video will allow customers to download movies and TV series, making it the only major subscription streaming service to offer such an option. Amazon subs in the US, UK and Germany with access to iOS and Android platforms will be able to download content at no additional charge to the monthly subscription […]

Amazon to rival Netflix in Japan

Amazon Prime Instant Video is to launch in Japan, putting it in direct competition with soon-to-launch streaming rival Netflix. The Amazon Prime delivery service is already in operation in the territory, but to this point it has not distributed its SVOD service there. The video service will launch next month, with Netflix set to roll out […]

Amazon Prime Instant Video brings HDR TV to UK

Amazon Prime Instant Video is to make its original content available in the High Dynamic Range (HDR) format in Europe for the first time. Amazon is launching HDR TV on its Prime Instant Video services in the UK, Germany and Austria, as well as the US, where it made content available on the Samsung SUHD […]

Ofcom survey reveals Netflix and Amazon numbers

Netflix has 4.4 million paying customers in the UK according to communications regulator Ofcom and Amazon Prime Instant Video 1.2 million. The numbers were contained in Ofcom’s annual Communications Market Report. The regulator said that 15% of its survey respondents now use an SVOD service more regularly than a year ago (while 7% were using […]

Netflix churn rate roughly 9%, says Parks Associates

Roughly 4% of US broadband homes have cancelled their Netflix subscription in the past 12 months, representing almost 9% of the OTT service’s subscriber base, according to Parks Associates. The research firm’s OTT Video Market Tracker noted high churn rates for many subscription video services, including Hulu. Some 7% of US broadband homes cancelled their […]