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Amazon Prime members now get streaming movies, TV shows

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Amazon Prime -- which used to just get you discounted one-day or free two day shipping across the U.S. on all your Amazon purchases -- now includes a pretty nice bonus feature. That's it above: free, on-demand streaming of thousands of TV shows and movies.

Sure, the selection is pretty small compared to what services like Hulu and Netflix offer, but this is a pretty nice freebies to toss at Amazon Prime customers. Or is Amazon Prime now a nice freebie to toss as streaming video customers? Either way, if you're a U.S. resident you can sign up for a one-month trial at no charge to see if Amazon's on-demand video offering floats your boat. Existing Amazon Prime customers should already have access.

As The Next Web points out, this is probably just the first step in Amazon's inevitable march toward a full-blown video on demand service. We're curious to see how things will progress from here.

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