Amazon movies have Linux support

This is good to see. Amazon must have gotten a good response from Linux users in their music downloads, and extending support to movies would be a logical step. No more NetFlix/Silverlight!

Amazon.com Includes Linux Users in New Movie Streaming Service

On 02/24/2011 05:36 AM, chief sealth wrote:
>
> ‘Amazon.com Includes Linux Users in New Movie Streaming Service’
> (http://tinyurl.com/4kn93qf)

this is good news and i suggest all who can to take advantage of
it…(to support the cause of broadening acceptance of free and open
software)…

unfortunately, it seems this Amazon offering to only be available in
the North American market…for now…


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On Thu, 24 Feb 2011 04:36:02 +0000, chief sealth wrote:

> This is good to see. Amazon must have gotten a good response from Linux
> users in their music downloads, and extending support to movies would be
> a logical step. No more NetFlix/Silverlight!
>
> ‘Amazon.com Includes Linux Users in New Movie Streaming Service’
> (http://tinyurl.com/4kn93qf)

That’s awesome.

Jim


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Agreed, but not yet available on amazon.co.uk (I did look). Hopefully it will come. We have the BBC’s iPlayer for streaming BBC TV programmes including a small number of their films, but more films from Amazon would be a useful extension to that facility.

On Thu, 24 Feb 2011 21:06:01 +0000, consused wrote:

> Agreed, but not yet available on amazon.co.uk (I did look). Hopefully it
> will come. We have the BBC’s iPlayer for streaming BBC TV programmes
> including a small number of their films, but more films from Amazon
> would be a useful extension to that facility.

Yeah, it seems the selection hasn’t really grown much yet, either - my
wife looked at the Sci-Fi selection and said it was pretty small.

But I’m sure that’ll change as they make deals with the studios.

Jim


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