That’s right… Amazon has released its new, video-streaming service for both Mac and PC formats. Know what that means? The video offerings, movies and TV shows, will now be even more accessible for consumers to see their favorite content. It used to be known as Amazon Unbox, but now, it is Amazon Video on Demand. Liz Gannes from NewTeeVee has a full report:
Amazon bridges current offerings from iTunes, Hulu, and Netflix, though it’s important to note that, like iTunes, none of its content is ad-supported. It beats iTunes on TV because it has NBC, and it beats Hulu on movies because it has far more of them. Netflix’s movie service, meanwhile, only provides streaming for PCs.
The service is now called Amazon Video on Demand, with the previous brand name, Unbox, now just referring to the download helper application. Amazon has a large, but not exhaustive, library of 40,000 movies and TV shows. It also works on Windows Media Center extender devices such as the Xbox 360. It’s worth making special note that downloads still only work on Windows.