In addition to streaming news from Amazon, rival Netflix is coming out with its own news by announcing that older content from CBS will be joining the service’s Watch Instantly streaming library.
In a non-exclusive two-year agreement starting this April, Netflix subscribers can watch shows such as “Medium,” “Flashpoint,” “Frasier,” and “Cheers,” “Family Ties,” “Hawaii Five-0,” “Star Trek,” “Twin Peaks,” “The Twilight Zone,” and “The Andy Griffith Show.”
Currently, Netflix streams to a number of game consoles, set-top boxes, Internet-connected TVs, iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch. Netflix has promised that an Android app will be forthcoming, but the app will only be available to select Android devices using select chipsets that allows for DRM encryption to prevent piracy of content. The streaming service is available starting at $7.99 per month; users can also add DVD rentals to their streaming plan as well for a premium.