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.

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  • Guest

    Congratulations to Amazon on inking this partnership! This is great news for consumers as Netflix continues to shoot itself liberally about the foot and head.

  • Davea500

    when will the Fox content be accessible for prime viewers?

  • Anonymous

    Now if Amazon could just organize streaming into a single site experience, such as flix.amazon.com.  Don’t like to browse or search for streams inside the entire site as I do now.

    Oh, and get an app for everyday TV boxes from Samsung et al, like Netflix has.

  • Cynthia

    Shouldn’t the “library” stats be reversed? Why would Prime members get fewer …

    • Bill

      Both Prime and non-Prime have access to the 100,000 titles for rental or purchase. Among those titles, Prime users can “rent” (stream) 11,000 for free.

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