While much of buzz about video streaming has been about Netflix, Amazon has around four times as many videos available — and provides TV shows the next day and movies the day a DVD is shipped.
While Netflix streaming is a monthly subscription, the Amazon service costs per program/film as rental or purchase.
Amazon has proven quite popular on Roku, the Internet-connected box for television sets, says Roku's Brian Jaquet in this interview with Beet.TV
At home, where we connect via Roku, we found the Amazon on-demand video library for new films appeared close to offerings on Verizon FIOS.
Movies in the Cloud
Jaquet explains that purchased Amazon shows are accessible on multiple Amazon-enabled devices.