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Amazon Prime Adds MGM Studios Titles
Amazon on Wednesday announced an agreement with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) Studios that will bring “hundreds” of new movies and TV episodes to Amazon Prime this year.
Amazon on Wednesday announced an agreement with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) Studios that will bring “hundreds” of new movies and TV episodes to Amazon Prime Instant Video this year.
The movies include Dances with Wolves, Moonstruck, Rain Man, The Good The Bad and The Ugly, The Silence of the Lambs, The Terminator, and Species, the companies said. The deal also brings TV series such as Dead Like Me, Stargate Atlantis, Stargate Universe, Thirty Something, and The Pink Panther Show.
As part of the agreement, Amazon will offer dramas like Benny & Joon, Hoosiers, and Untamed Heart, as well as thrillers such as Child’s Play and Jeepers Creepers. For comedy fans, there’s Baby Boom, The Birdcage, A Fish Called Wanda, and Mr. Mom.
“Our customers tell us they love having tons of movies and TV shows to choose from, which is why we are focused on adding even more titles to our already extensive Prime Instant Video library,” Brad Beale, director of digital video content acquisition for Amazon, said in a statement. “MGM offers one of the most distinguished catalogs in all of Hollywood, and this deal will bring Prime Instant Video customers hundreds of new titles to enjoy on their Kindle Fire or any device compatible with Amazon Instant Video.”
Amazon late last month teamed up with Paramount Pictures to bring movies like Star Trek, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Top Gun, The Italian Job and The Truman Show to Amazon Instant Video.
If users don’t have Amazon Prime — a $79 annual service that allows free two-day shipping, the streaming videos, and other perks – they can rent movies for a 24-hour period, or buy a digital copy of the movie outright for more. In total, Amazon says that about 18,000 movies and TV episodes are available for streaming on Prime Instant Video.
Customers can watch Prime Instant Video on a host of devices, including the Kindle Fire, Xbox 360, Sony PlayStation 3, Roku set-top box, or connected televisions from LG, Panasonic, Samsung, Sony, or Vizio.
Meanwhile, MGM also recently entered in a partnership with Google that brought its movies to Google Play and YouTube for rent.
By Angela Moscaritolo, PCMag