The Amazon Kindle Fire, which was announced last month, will debut in mid-November. It's a content consumption device that will integrate with all of Amazon's media services. As we near the release, Amazon continues to announce more content deals for its Prime instant video service. Prime was strictly about free two-day shipping until recently when they added the ability to stream thousands of movies and tv shows with the membership. The latest is PBS, which is providing a variety of shows including day-after availability for some titles.
The PBS library will be over 1,000 large and will include episodes from: NOVA, Masterpiece, Antiques Roadshow, Prohibition, The French Chef and documentaries from Ken Burns (Baseball, The National Parks: America's Best Idea, The Civil War). Day-after availability will be offered for Frontline and Washington Week.
With the addition of this content from PBS, Amazon's Prime library is now up to 12,000 titles.
If you purchase a Kindle Fire, you will have access to a free month of Amazon Prime, which other than these instant videos, includes free two-day shipping. Membership fee is $79/year.
In the cuthroat world that is content licensing, expect to see Amazon to continue to announce more titles to compete with Netflix, particularly once the Kindle Fire is in the hands of millions of people.
If you have any questions or comments regarding the up and coming tablet, please visit our Amazon Kindle Fire Forum.
Source: Press release