If you own a PlayStation 3 and subscribe to Amazon Prime, it’s your lucky day.

Amazon today announced the availability of an Amazon Instant Video app for the PS3, making the Sony console the first to offer the Seattle company’s streaming video service. Amazon joins Netflix, Hulu Plus and other video services on the PS3. More than 120,000 videos and TV shows are available to rent or purchase through Amazon Instant Video on the console.

People who subscribe to Amazon Prime will get access to 17,000 of those videos at no extra charge as part of the $79/year Amazon Prime service, as Amazon extends that feature of Amazon Prime to the PS3. (Other Amazon Prime features include free shipping and once-a-month Kindle book rentals.)

Amazon doesn’t yet offer a similar native app on Microsoft’s Xbox 360, which also has Netflix, Hulu and other video services. Watching Amazon Instant Videos on the Microsoft console involves streaming videos over a home network from a Windows PC as part of a complicated workaround.

Amazon isn’t commenting on the possibility of offering an Instant Video app on additional game consoles, but given Xbox Live’s push into entertainment, it’s hard to imagine that they aren’t at least exploring the possibility.

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  • Joe M.

    I think with Comcast, HBO, Netflix, Epix, and Zune marketplace up and running, might be a bit harder to compete, though I liked the service on my Kindle Fire.  Not enough to keep it after the free trial because I already have Netflix and prime really just gives you another version of netflix, but it was still good.

  • Real Estate Investor

    I would like to see Amazon do an iPad app.  

  • William

    The Xbox workaround is garbage. There is no way for the Amazon prime videos to be downloaded. Please explain to us how you can download a prime video. Otherwise xbox

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_52T6CKJDHR7I6P7LYWGHD6VG5A Mark

    Kindle product of amazon is better

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/BWECS6CR5AOBTIXUNFNDIBANTE Martin

    I agree with mark  Kindle product of amazon is better

  • http://twitter.com/JasonHWatson Jason Watson

    I really like the ps3 app better than the kindle fires.  It has a next episode function that allows you to watch the next show on the last few series you have watched. 
    As for the Kindle vs my Gen 1 ipad I would say I like the fire better for most things.

  • sony playstation

    amazon instant video has a simple mechanism and is widely used everywhere today.

    PlayStation also has brought amazon application on PS3.. Check out more at:

    http://us.playstation.com/amazon-app-ps3/

  • http://www.facebook.com/alfred.lemmon Alfred Lemmon

    as stated before the work around is for instant video not prime streaming. so there is NO workaround…

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