Amazon and NBC have long shared a happy relationship, but today they’re stepping it up a notch. The companies have just announced that they are expanding their content licensing agreement to stream hundreds of new shows on Amazon’s Prime instant video service.
Shows will include Parks and Recreation, Parenthood, Friday Night Lights, Heroes, and Battlestar Galactica, my personal favorite.
Prime customers will now be able to watch already-aired seasons of these shows, plus hundreds more. As per usual, they can stream these episodes on Kindle Fire, iPad, Xbox 360, or PlayStation 3. Amazon is also offering a month of free Prime status for users who aren’t enrolled in the premium service.
Here’s what Amazon had to say about the deal:
We continue to invest heavily in our content selection for Prime members, and have now reached over 22,000 movies and TV episodes available instantly with unlimited streaming.
About a year ago, Amazon inked a deal with NBCUniversal to stream 1,000 various shows and movies on the Prime service. That was back when there were only about 7,000 TV shows and 2,000 movies on the service. Today, however, NBC is bringing its top-notch programming to the service, which seems like a win for everyone.