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Amazon plans to open streaming video store

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 28 May 2008 18:24 User comments (9)

Amazon plans to open streaming video store During his speech at the "D6: All Things Digital conference", Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has been quoted as saying that his company has been working on a pay-per-view streaming service and that the new option should be launching within the next few weeks.
The service is "meant for a subset of people willing to pay to view sans ads." It is also clear that the service will be in addition to the to the digital downloads offered by Amazon Unbox.

Bezos also added that his company is not trying take down the market leader iTunes but that "sensible owners want alternatives" and with that statement he is very correct.

It should be interesting to see how well this service works and we will keep you updated.

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9 user comments

128.5.2008 18:38

Amazon knows what it's doing, so I think it will work for a select few.

228.5.2008 21:50

Man,Amazon seems to be on board the service express. wonder what amazon will do next.

328.5.2008 22:07

If it's competitively priced, as in a bit lower than blockbuster or movielink, it might attract a decent customer base.

428.5.2008 22:19

At what resolution?

Will it be at dvd quality or above? Most downloads are not!

Will it bypass download restrictions?

Curious minds want to know!

528.5.2008 23:01

this is true I aint paying for something thats not DVD qauliy or better and I also do not want to rent it in any shape or forum, do it like MP3s no DRM.....

629.5.2008 2:49

I don't think it's free.

729.5.2008 13:09

Will this pay per view be pay for ONE view or what.

829.5.2008 14:21

I......(BUFFERING).....hate.......(BUFFERING).....streaming. It's a useless business model producing garbage video. Have we not proven time and again that only a single distributable block works and is reliable? Anybody backing this idea should be....(PACKET LOST. CONNECTION TERMINATED. LICENSE INVALIDATED. CONSUMER SCREWED.)

929.5.2008 14:28

Originally posted by mspurloc:
I......(BUFFERING).....hate.......(BUFFERING).....streaming. It's a useless business model producing garbage video. Have we not proven time and again that only a single distributable block works and is reliable? Anybody backing this idea should be....(PACKET LOST. CONNECTION TERMINATED. LICENSE INVALIDATED. CONSUMER SCREWED.)
ya alot of the premium streams do that and I hate that...its quite pitiful...

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