Still rocking an Amazon Prime membership, either as a free trial or because you finally ponied up? Congratulations—you just gained access to over 5,000 movies and TV shoes via free livestreaming:
Movies and TV shows included with an Amazon Prime membership can be watched instantly on Macs, PCs and nearly 200 models of Internet-connected TVs, Blu-ray players and set-top boxes that are compatible with Amazon Instant Video. The selection of videos available for instant streaming currently includes movies, such as “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” trilogy, “Amadeus,” “Syriana,” and “Chariots of Fire,” noted documentaries such as “Food Inc.,” “March of the Penguins” and “Ken Burns’ National Parks,” plus TV shows, such as “Doctor Who,” “Farscape,” “Fawlty Towers” and children’s shows, such as “Arthur,” “Caillou,” “Super Why!” and “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.”
Is it a hook to entice you into maintaining Prime? Yes. Is it, nonetheless, totally awesome? Yes.
[Edited to add: Eagle-eyed commenter Kee is correct; although it appears on the top-level screen to be open to all Prime members, only those who have paid for Prime are eligible. Sneaky, Amazon.]