The PlayStation 3 is a well-rounded, fully capable home entertainment system. Here's another reason why.
Sony has announced the Amazon Instant Video application for the PlayStation Network; it's live today and features 120,000 TV shows (25,000 of which are in high-definition) for rental or purchase, and free videos for Amazon Prime members.
You may already be familiar with this service, as it's currently available on various mobile devices and PCs, but it makes plenty of sense on a home console, yes? If you're an Amazon Prime member, you get a little perk (a selection of 17,000 shows); that membership costs $79/year, and it also insures free second-day shipping on most orders. As for the PS3 application, it will feature Recently Watched and Next Episode features, plus personal recommendations based on your favorite stuff. The app can even link to the Amazon servers so users can start streaming on one device and finish up on the PS3.
To tickle your buying bone, Amazon is tossing in an incentive for PS3 owners: 100 free TV shows, just to get your feet wet.