Amazon launching movie and TV download service

Written by Wil Harris

August 20, 2006 | 18:10

Tags: #download #itunes #movie #service #tv

Companies: #amazon #apple

Ars Technica has some info on what appears to be a new digital video download store from Amazon.

Apparently, some enterprising hax0rz have been having away at the code that powers the world's seminal online store, and have found the backend to the service. Screenshots show that both TV shows and movies will be available for consumers to download.

TV shows appear to be priced at $1.99, as on iTunes. No details on movie prices, although there do appear to be some decent titles available, including Walk the Line and Syriana.

No word on a UK version - we suspect that content licensing deals will mean this is a US operation for now.

Amazon claims that its movies will play on the TV, although exactly how that is the case we do not know. Will it allow DVD burning? Will it come with a set top box? Or wil you just have to hook up your PC via standard cables?

Go and check out the rumoured details of the service, then let us know your thoughts over in the forums.
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