Amazon announced Thursday that it has struck a deal to add select Universal Pictures titles to its movie-streaming service, Prime Instant Video.
The agreement with Universal for undisclosed terms will allow Amazon Prime customers to stream films including "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind," "Elisabeth," Gosford Park," "Babe" and "Flipper."
According to Amazon, its Prime Instant Video now stands at more than 9,000 titles, as the company looks to take on category leader Netflix.
Here's the full Amazon press release:
Deal Will Allow Amazon Prime Members to Stream Select Universal Pictures Films
Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) today announced a licensing agreement with NBCUniversal Domestic TV Distribution that will allow Amazon Prime members to stream select Universal Pictures movies through Prime Instant Video. This deal with Amazon will bring the total number of Prime instant videos to more than 9,000 movies and TV shows this summer.
Amazon Prime customers will be able to instantly watch popular Universal movies at no additional cost to their membership. Universal titles available to Prime customers will include Oscar winners such as "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind," "Elizabeth," and "Gosford Park." For the kids, there's "Babe," "Flipper," and "Jetsons - The Movie," as well as other favorites like "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas," "Notting Hill," "Being John Malkovich", "Fletch," and "Billy Elliott."
"We are very excited to offer Prime members popular Universal films at no additional cost," said Cameron Janes, director of Amazon Instant Video. "Our customers love movies and now we offer them more than 2,000 movies to choose from with Prime Instant Video."
Amazon Instant Video is a streaming video service that offers customers more than 90,000 movies and TV shows available to purchase or rent, and with this Universal content included, will offer more than 9,000 movies and TV shows included at no additional cost with an Amazon Prime membership. Customers can instantly watch movies and TV shows from Amazon on a Mac, PC or directly on TV with any of the 300 compatible devices. Related Articles: Amazon Streaming Service Shot Across Netflix's Bow Amazon Gets Into Movie Business, in First-Look Deal With Warners