One of the best things about Amazon Prime, apart from the super speedy shipping, is the ubiquity of its entertainment streaming options. And one of the worst things about it is the limited selection of its free online content. Well, if you’re a sports fan, documentary buff or (especially) a hybrid of the two, there’s some good news: Prime customers now have access to new Instant Videos, courtesy of ESPN’s 30 for 30 series of sports documentaries.
Following Netflix, which added the series earlier this month, Amazon Prime has added videos from the 30 for 30 series, including The U, Pony Excess and Winning Time, and Ice Cube’s Straight Outta L.A. This move comes after films and TV from MGM and Paramount, plus television programming from Warner Bros., joined the Prime Instant Video fold.
Any expansion of Prime Instant Video is a good thing, and now with ESPN on board, the count comes to 22,000 free videos spanning movies and TV episodes. (The total streaming catalog, including new releases and second-day TV programs for rent or purchase, amounts to some 120,000.)
Don’t have Amazon Prime? You can sign up for $79 per year, or $39 for students with an .edu email address. (Note: Students can also sign up for a free six-month trial, which includes free two-day shipping, but no free streaming.)
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