SAMSUNG Adds New Amazon Instant Video App to the Growing Streaming Lineup on SAMSUNG Smart TVson Oct 24, 2012
Amazon Instant Video offers more than 140,000 movies and TV episodes to rent or purchase and more than 30,000 titles on Prime Instant Video available to Prime members at no additional cost
RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J. – October 24, 2012 – Samsung Electronics America Inc., a market leader and award-winning innovator in consumer electronics, is proud to announce that Amazon Instant Video now joins the rapidly growing library of streaming content featured on Samsung TVs.
Available for immediate download via Samsung Apps to any 2012 Smart Samsung TV, Amazon Instant Video will deliver access to a huge library of over 140,000 movies and commercial-free TV shows – many in HD. In addition, Amazon Prime members can watch more than 30,000 titles on Prime Instant Video at no additional cost.
The brand new app – launching for the first time on Samsung 2012 Smart TVs – has a completely redesigned user interface that is optimized for a living room experience. It also supports advance streaming technologies, and features including Your Watchlist, closed captions, and tailored content recommendations.
Amazon Instant Video joins the impressive roster of streaming content available to view on Samsung Smart TVs – no set-top box required – including Hulu Plus, Netflix, Blockbuster, YouTube, Vudu, AOL On, Vimeo, BBC News and many others.
“Streaming video content has emerged as the killer app for our Smart TV platform. In addition to our current line-up of big brands, Amazon Instant Video has been one of the most commonly requested services from our customers,” said Eric Anderson, Vice President of Content and Product Solutions, Samsung Electronics America. “We are very proud to say that today we deliver on that request – along with a brand new UI available for the first time on Samsung TVs.”
“Our goal is to provide consumers with the best video content on a large amount of connected devices and we are very excited to offer our customers the ability to rent, purchase or subscribe to movies or TV episodes directly through their Samsung TV,” said Anthony Bay, VP of Worldwide Digital Video for Amazon.com. “Amazon Instant Video looks fantastic on Samsung TVs, and this new version of the app makes it a delight to lean back and enjoy videos with ease.”
To access the Amazon Instant Video app on a Samsung 2012 TV, customers need to only download the app to Samsung Smart TV and register. Movies and TV episodes that already have been purchased or rented from Amazon.com will appear automatically in Your Video Library on the Amazon Instant Video app for Samsung Smart TV.
For more information and images of the 2012 Samsung product portfolio lineup, please visit www.samsungusanews.com.
About Amazon Instant Video
The Amazon Instant Video offers more than140,000 movies and TV episodes to browse, buy, rent and stream including the latest new release movies like Marvel’s The Avengers, The Hunger Games, and Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted, and popular TV shows like Homeland, Revolution, Big Bang Theory, and The Walking Dead. Most current TV shows can be purchased by individual episode or at a discount with a TV season pass.
In addition to receiving free two-day shipping on millions of items and access to thousands of books from the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library, Prime members can instantly stream more than 30,000 TV shows and movies, all for just $79 a year. The Prime Instant Video library includes popular TV shows such as Parks and Recreation, Downton Abbey and The West Wing as well as new release movies such as Iron Man 2 and Rango, and popular kids TV including SpongeBob SquarePants, Dora the Explorer, and Phineas and Ferb. Non-Prime members can start their free one-month trial today.
About Samsung Electronics America, Inc.
Headquartered in Ridgefield Park, NJ, Samsung Electronics America, Inc. (SEA), a wholly owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., markets a broad range of award-winning, digital consumer electronics and home appliance products, including HDTVs, home theater systems, MP3 players, digital imaging products, refrigerators and washing machines. A recognized innovation leader in consumer electronics design and technology, Samsung is the HDTV market leader in the U.S. Please visit www.samsung.com for more information.
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