Amazon’s Video Library Can Now Be Streamed on the PlayStation 3

Amazon has partnered with Sony to launch Amazon Instant Video on the PlayStation 3, marking the company’s first partnership with a game console. Other services, like Netflix, work on the Xbox and Nintendo Wii. Amazon customers who pay $79 a year for its Prime delivery service will now be able to stream more than 17,000 TV shows and movies using the PS3. Previously, the videos could be viewed using some set-top boxes, over the Internet and on Amazon’s Kindle tablet.


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work