Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Amazon Instant Video hits Japan with 26,000 movies, TV shows

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.



By Electronista Staff
Post tools:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

Follow us on Facebook

toggle

Most Popular

Advertisement

Recent Reviews

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge

The Samsung Galaxy S6 range is a critical component in Samsung's flagging smartphone strategy. With sales of its high-end smartphones ...

Notti smart lamp from Witti

Perhaps you've already seen our review of the Dotti LED display from Witti Design. Meet Notti, Dotti's "sibling". Notti is a softball ...

Seagate Personal Cloud (2-Bay)

When it comes to backing up files, many users are now looking to the myriad of cloud storage solutions available. There is no doubt th ...

Advertisement

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News