Amazon Prime scores Mr. Robot streaming rights

The new summer drama Mr. Robot now has a home for streaming, but it looks like Netflix and Hulu have missed out. That's right, Amazon has managed to nab the exclusive streaming rights for the show for its Prime Video service. Mr. Robot will become available to Prime subscribers starting in the spring, Amazon said in its announcement.

The show turned out to be a surprise hit this year, with the 10-episode first season being praised by both critics and viewers. It was broadcast on the USA television network, which signed for a second season even before the first episode premiered.

Mr. Robot stars Rami Malek as Elliot, a computer programmer who works as a cyber-security engineer by day, but moonlights as a vigilante hacker. He gets drawn into an underground hacker group, led by Christian Slater, and must decide whether he will use his skills to destroy the company he works for.

Amazon adds that the first season will also be available exclusively to Prime subscribers in the UK, Germany, Austria, and Japan. Those who aren't Prime users can still check out the show, but they'll need to buy it, either digitally from places like iTunes or on physical media such as DVD.