If you’re lucky enough to be one of those Americans I hear so much about, and you’ve got a lovely Amazon.com account, you might want to fire up your PlayStation 3.
The Amazon Instant Video app is now available in the “My Channels” option on the TV services section of the XMB. It requires an Amazon.com account with a card assigned to it and a US billing address so obviously I can’t check the streaming quality but, according to my evil twin who definitely has a house in Beverly Hills (90210), the interface is sleek, fast and looks great.
There are lots of free first episodes of TV shows and if you’re an Amazon Prime subscriber, there’s plenty more for free including some older movies. Otherwise, movie rental seems to cost between $2.99 for SD and $4.99 for HD and it’s a 24 hour rental. Purchases look like they sit at around $6.99 at the cheap end of the scale and $14.99 at the more expensive end.
I’d certainly be interested if it came to the UK.
Source: US PS3 XMB