Amazon Prime announces expanded Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer agreement

Amazon Prime today continues its battle with Netflix and Redbox Instant, in a fight to get control of that monthly fee you lay out in the name of entertainment. This time the retail giant strikes with a new agreement between it and the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studio to expand availability of content.

The company brought the hit series Vikings to its British and German viewers through LOVEFiLM back in May, but those who failed to watch season one in the US can now also catch up with Ragnor and his crew.

Vikings will be exclusive to Amazon Prime, adding to a growing list that includes hit shows such as Downton Abbey and Under the Dome, which are already available through the streaming service.

"MGM is thrilled to further our relationship with Amazon by offering the epic series Vikings, as well as titles from MGM's library with Amazon Prime members", said John Bryan, President of Domestic Television Distribution for MGM.

But being invaded by Vikings is not the only expectation you should have -- "today’s announcement also brings with it a number of great MGM films, including Oscar-winning titles like Fargo, Platoon and Annie Hall, along with fan favorites like Hotel Rwanda and Hoosiers for Prime members to instantly stream on hundreds of compatible devices anytime, anywhere", the retailer announces.

Its one more reason to consider Amazon Prime over the competitors -- aside from a slightly cheaper annual cost, the service also offers free two-day shipping and a Kindle lending library.

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