Amazon Prime Instant Video adds A&E, History, and Lifetime shows

Jan 4, 2013
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Amazon Prime Instant Video adds A&E, History, and Lifetime shows

For those wanting even more TV shows to stream to their computer screens, Amazon has you covered. The company inked a deal with A&E, History, Lifetime, and Bio channels to bring "popular series" like Pawn Stars, Storage Wars, and Dance Moms to Amazon's Prime Instant Video service. The deal comes after Netflix lost these networks a few months ago.

Unfortunately, Amazon doesn't say what all TV shows are coming to Prime Instant Video, but we're guessing most of the popular selections from each network will make their appearance on the streaming video service. The content licensing deal comes only a few months after Neflix's negotiations with A&E fell through, meaning that Amazon Prime Instant Video is the only place you can watch many of these shows.

Amazon says it plans to continue to beef up its Prime Instant Video service by adding more content in the future, and they note that they have more than doubled the content offering in just a year. Back in August, the service offered 22,000 TV show episodes and movies, but that figure has now risen to more than 33,000.

A&E and its sister channels already allow free access to their shows online, but that only includes current seasons of shows. With Amazon's Prime Instant Video service, you'll get served with over 33,000 TV shows episodes and movies, and are available for Prime subscribers to watch for free, assuming you already have the $79/year Prime subscription.


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