Amazon.com this morning announced a new digital licensing agreement with 20th Century Fox that will increase the catalog of streaming content available to members of its Amazon Prime subscription service to more than 11,000 movies and TV shows, up from 9,000 previously.
The agreement comes two days before Amazon’s expected announcement of a tablet computer that is believed to integrate Amazon’s streaming video service, in addition to other services from the company.
It also comes amid turmoil at Netflix, which has experienced a customer backlash over the separation of its streaming video and DVD-by-mail services. For its part, Netflix over the weekend landed a coveted streaming deal with Dreamworks Animation.
Via Amazon, these are some of the Fox titles to be available to Amazon Prime members at no extra charge under the new agreement: 24, Arrested Development, Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid, Mrs. Doubtfire, Office Space, Speed, The Wonder Years (first time on digital, and the X-Files.
Amazon Prime is a $79/year subscription service with other benefits including free shipping of Amazon.com products. Amazon offers a larger catalog of streaming videos for individual rental or purchase through its Instant Video service.
Here’s a chart that Amazon provided comparing the two offerings.