No Streaming-only Service from Comcast on the Horizon

Samsung Comcast Smart TV App CES 2011Comcast's CEO told analysts earlier this week that the company has no plans to offer a streaming-only service to non-subscribers which could theoretically run on the Boxee Box or Roku. The CEO makes clear that previous efforts like Fancast.com "proved unprofitable." It's worth pointing out, though, that a free service like Fancast is different than an IPTV service that folks [...]

Clicker Analyzes How Amazon’s Prime Instant Video Library Stacks Up Against the Competition

Clicker Amazon Prime Netflix Hulu Plus Comparison ChartYesterday Amazon officially announced that its Prime membership holders were now going to be able to stream 5,000 movies and TV shows at no additional charge — a definite perk to a $79/yr service which formally only gave members free 2-day shipping or 1-day shipping for $3.99 on all orders. Now that the cat is [...]

Official: Amazon Prime Members Now Getting Unlimited, Commercial-free, Instant Streaming of More Than 5,000 Movies and TV Shows

Roku XD|S PlayerWe reported earlier this year that a few lucky Amazon Prime members were seeing free access to select SD and HD titles from Amazon's On Demand catalog. Well, today it's official. Any member with a $79/yr Amazon Prime membership now gets access to 5,000 movies and TV shows at no additional charge — that's on [...]

Amazon Prime Members Getting FREE Netflix-like Unlimited VOD Access

Amazon Prime Instant Videos ScreenshotThis is kind of wild. An Amazon Prime member tipped Engadget that he now has access to 5,000 movies and TV shows at no additional cost through Amazon's Video On Demand service. A Prime membership normally just entitles one to free 2-day shipping on all orders, but the addition of free streaming access as part [...]