Amazon One-Ups Netflix

Amazon_Kindle_2013Even in today’s always-connected world, there are times when a high-speed Internet connection isn’t available to stream video — think long car trips or plane rides.

Aiming to get a leg up in the aggressive war with Netflix and other Internet video services, Amazon has added a feature to its new line of Kindle Fire tablets: Prime Instant Video downloads, which will let subscribers access a subset of available TV shows and movies for 48 hours.

Amazon’s new tablets also catch up to Netflix with the Second Screen feature, letting Prime Instant Video customers use a Kindle to control the playback of video on TV and access info related to the programming.

Source: Variety

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