Seattle, Wash. — Amazon.com announced Thursday that they signed a video licensing agreement with NBCUniversal Domestic TV Distribution that will allow the online giant to stream selected Universal Pictures through Prime Instant Video.
Like Netflix, who signed an international deal with CBS Wednesday, Amazon will enable its Prime customers to watch a number of Universal movies from its library without charging any additional fees.
“We are very excited to offer Prime members popular Universal films at no additional cost,” said Cameron Janes, director of Amazon Instant Video. “Our customers love movies and now we offer them more than 2,000 movies to choose from with Prime Instant Video.”
Earlier this year Amazon launched their instant streaming service with TV shows and movies for Prime subscribers. Amazon said this deal will bring their total number of Prime instant videos from 8,000 to more than 9,000.
Among the movies users will be able to watch are Being John Malkovich, Elizabeth, Gosford Park, Babe and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.