updated 02:47 pm EST, Wed November 27, 2013
Amazon brings video streaming service to Japan
Amazon has now opened up the Japanese version of its Instant Video streaming service, it was revealed today. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the new service features more than 26,000 imported movie and television offerings. Rentals for the service start at 100 yen (about $0.98).
That 100 yen price point largely covers older content. For newer titles, customers will need to pay about $5 for rentals. Buying newer titles outright costs $25.
Amazon has initially partnered with Shochiku Co. and Toho Co, as well as Japan's NHK and Fuji TV. The launch coincides with the arrival of the Kindle Fire HDX in Japan. Of the 26,000 titles on offer, some 15,000 are said to be in HD.