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Brier Dudley's blog

Brier Dudley offers a critical look at technology and business issues affecting the Northwest.

September 3, 2008 at 3:24 PM

Look out, iTunes: Amazon video now “instant” with free previews

Just in time for the fall TV season, Amazon.com is boosting its movie and TV rental service with new features, including instant viewing and support for Mac computers.

Amazon claims that the service lets viewers start watching instantly in their browser, where the video is streamed, instead of waiting for content to download. The streaming service has been in limited testing; today it’s available to all customers.

Previously Amazon offered downloads via its Unbox application to Windows PCs, Tivo digital video recorders and Windows Media Center Extender devices such as Xbox 360 consoles.

Because the new streaming service uses Flash displayed in browsers, it works on Macs and all sorts of different systems.

The company also announced free two-minute previews of all movies and shows in its library. Previews will play automatically when you visit a product detail page.

Amazon’s video service is also being extended to Sony TVs with Bravia Internet connections.

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