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April 3, 2012 // 2:35 pm - Sony Senior Director Jack Buser of PlayStation Digital Platforms has announced today that the PS3 is the first console to offer Amazon Prime Instant Video to users with details below!

To quote: Hi again, PlayStation community. I'm here to bring some good news today: Amazon Instant Video is available now on PlayStation Network, making the PS3 the first and only video game console to offer the service!

Head on over to the TV/Video Services category of the XMB, where you can download and install the new Amazon Instant Video app (19MB) right now for free. Once you launch the app, you'll have instant access to thousands of streaming and downloadable movies and TV shows for rental or purchase.

There are more than 120,000 commercial-free movies and TV shows for rental or purchase, including new releases, classic favorites, major TV shows, full seasons and even new episodes of some of your favorite TV shows the day after they air.

Many of the DVD and Blu-Ray titles on are also offered on Amazon Instant Video available through this new app.

If you're an Amazon Prime member (I am!), you'll also be able to watch as many of the more than 17,000 Prime Instant Videos as you can handle, at no additional cost. If you're not yet an Amazon Prime member, you can sign up for a free 30-day trial right there within the app or just sign up--it's $79 per year and totally worth it.

Our own Jeff Rubenstein got an early look at the app, and he can walk you through it here:

We're really excited to bring you yet another option for entertainment and one that you can only find on PS3!

Video: PS3: The First Console to Offer Amazon Instant Video

Video: PS3: The First Console to Offer Amazon Instant Video

Video: PS3: The First Console to Offer Amazon Instant Video

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#3 - silencephaze - April 6, 2012 // 2:46 pm
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I was a little mad when i amazon automatically charged me for prime membership because i opened amazon video on my Kindle fire, but now i actually happy im amazon subscriber since this great feature is now on PS3! Ooh yeah!

#2 - moja - April 3, 2012 // 10:20 pm
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This is pretty neat and unexpected. I will actually try this out! I can't believe it, but thanks Sony (and Amazon).

#1 - PS4 News - April 3, 2012 // 9:37 pm
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Thanks for the news tip jabberosx and +Rep!