XBOX 360 Users Stream Amazon Instant Videos, Some Gamers Rejoice

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XBOX 360 users can now access all the movies they’ve purchased on the most popular gaming console in America. The only things you’ll need are Amazon Prime and XBOX Live accounts (make sure you’re connected to the internet, seriously, some people forget the basics).

“If you’re an Amazon Prime member, you’ll also find the entire Prime Instant Video library waiting for you. You can start watching thousands movies and TV episodes today at no additional cost with your Amazon Prime Membership.”

  • Amazon Prime: Xbox LIVE Gold subscribers who are also Amazon Prime members get unlimited access to over 17,000 Prime Instant Videos at no additional cost.
  • Your Video Library: Anything you buy from Amazon Instant Video will be available in Your Video Library on your Xbox 360. Just visit the Amazon Instant Video store online, and shop from a library of over 120,000 movies and TV episodes.
  • Your Watchlist: From your Xbox or from the web, you can organize your viewing with Your Watchlist. Add any title to YourWatchlist, and enjoy when you’re ready.
  • Xbox Kinect: With Kinect, you can also find and play your videos with the wave of your hand or the sound of your voice.

Currently Xbox Gold members and Amazon prime members can access a selection of more than 17,000 TV shows and films with many more on the way. And, there has to be at least a few good movies within the stream now that Amazon has a Paramount movies catalog at hand.

It’s just my opinion, but it seems rather inconvenient to need one paid service to access another. But again, its just my personal opinion.

This seems like another attempt from Amazon to takedown Netflix (already available from the above mentioned gaming console). It’s nice to have options, I mean it’s not like this is Highlander, there can be more than one, right?

Leave a comment below and let me know your thoughts on all this. Will you use the service from the XBOX 360, do you already have the service? Are you already trying it on other streaming media devices?