PlayStation 3 adds Amazon Video streaming

The battle of streaming video services rages on, and a new contender has hit a game console. Amazon Video is available now on the PlayStation Store, letting Amazon members stream their video selection through your PlayStation 3. The app is free, and opens up the library of streaming videos for rental or purchase.

The announcement on the PlayStation Blog notes that the service has more than 120,000 movies and TV shows to pick from. If you're an Amazon Prime member, 17,000 of those videos are free to stream at no additional cost. The app lets you start a 30-day trial of Prime, and it costs $79 per year for membership -- which includes a few other perks like free two-day shipping.

The blog notes that it's the first to offer the service, but doesn't mention any kind of exclusivity arrangement. We would expect other console manufacturers, particularly Microsoft with its renewed focus on streaming video apps, to follow suit.

Sony has posted a video walkthrough of the new app, so you can check it out below.