I have to hand it Amazon, they are becoming one of my favorite companies up there with Apple and Google. This new service from Amazon, Amazon Unbox, comes out a mere few days before Apple’s “It’s Showtime” event, thus trumping them on a video download service.
Let me first say that it is PC only…boo Amazon.
You download the Unbox software, and start downloading. TV shows are $1.99 an episode, or buy buying the entire season you save around 20%. Movies are as well from $10-$20.
You can configure multiple PC’s to work with the software, so that you could buy a movie on your work computer, but have it already downloaded on your home pc when you get home.
There are 7 movie networks signed on, and over 25 TV stations as well with content ready to be downloaded.
Your first download of over $1.99 is free from Amazon to try out the service, a great way for them to get you to download the software. I am going to see how well it works thru Parallels on my Media Center XP install.
Until Tuesday, I have to say I like Amazon for a movie download service over Movielink and others out there….that is….until Tuesday 😉