I’m pretty sure this has been planned out a long time ago but it is only now that Amazon is launching this service. I’m talking about Amazon’s Disc+ On Demand service which lets you stream or download standard definition videos of DVD and Blu-ray Discs you buy from Amazon’s Video Store.
Disc+ On Demand currently has around 300 titles of DVD and Blu-ray movies which are for streaming or downloading. This is just a fraction of Amazon’s more than 330,000 DVD titles, so don’t expect to find most of the current movies that you’ve missed during their regular theater run. But for some older movies, Amazon’s Disc+ On Demand may probably have them already.
Of course, allowing its customers to download movies to their computer without some restrictions would be a little dangerous for Amazon. Hence, Amazon put up a long list of legal terms and conditions associated with the service.
Whether these will be enough to fend off legal issues remains to be seen and would depend on how far consumers are willing to take Amazon’s offering. Although this is not the first of its kind, it’s still good to know that Amazon is trying out something new to revive people’sÂ interestsÂ on home video consumerism. That is despite the alternatives that consumers might take to satisfy their home video needs.
Amazon Disc+ On Demand is available for U.S. customers only.
Originally posted on December 10, 2009 @ 5:38 am