Maybe you’ve been holding back on all those great Instant Video deals we write about here because you just can’t get on board with the idea of watching movies or TV shows on a screen the size of your Fire’s, and when you checked Amazon’s list of Instant Video compatible devices, you discovered your TV and other home video components weren’t on the list. Well, if you’ve got an XBOX 360, welcome to the world of Instant Video compatibility!
***UPDATE: You must also have an XBOX Live Gold membership to stream Amazon Instant Videos through your XBOX 360. This link will take you to a video that demonstrates how to activate a 1-month free trial of XBOX Live Gold, if you’d like to see how the service works before deciding whether or not to subscribe. The free trial is completely legitimate, and a standard XBOX 360 feature. We apologize for any confusion caused by this omission.***
As Amazon announced today:
Amazon Instant Video is now playing on your Xbox 360. All videos you’ve purchased or have currently rented from Amazon are now available on your Xbox 360. If you’re an Amazon Prime member, you’ll also find the entire Prime Instant Video library waiting for you. You can start watching thousands movies and TV episodes today at no additional cost with your Amazon Prime Membership.
- Amazon Prime: Xbox LIVE Gold subscribers who are also Amazon Prime members get unlimited access to over 17,000 Prime Instant Videos at no additional cost. Learn about the benefits of an Amazon Prime Membership.
- Your Video Library: Anything you buy from Amazon Instant Video will be available in Your Video Library on your Xbox 360. Just visit the Amazon Instant Video store online, and shop from a library of over 120,000 movies and TV episodes.
- Your Watchlist: From your Xbox or from the web, you can organize your viewing with Your Watchlist. Add any title to Your Watchlist, and enjoy when you’re ready.
- Xbox Kinect: With Kinect, you can also find and play your videos with the wave of your hand or the sound of your voice.
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So fire up the XBOX 360, kick back, and make it an Instant Video movie night!