Netflix is unquestionably the leader in online streaming movie rentals, but it’s sounding like they’re going to face some stiff competition in the future.
They’ve had competition before – Blockbuster started a too-little-too-late video streaming service in an attempt to stay alive a couple of years ago. But now another online media giant, Amazon.com, seems to have plans to carve out a piece of the growing digital streaming pie.
Looks like some screenshots have leaked, and they show what looks like an add-on to Amazon’s Prime membership that provides subscribers with access to unlimited commercial-free instant streaming of 5000 movies and TV shows at no extra cost.
The size of the Amazon catalog sounds awfully small compared to what Netflix can offer, but you know that they’ll be increasing their offerings quickly to become competitive. Would this tempt you away from Netflix, or will this wind up another example of too little, too late? Let us know in the comments.