NEW YORK — Amazon Prime Video, Amazon Video Music and Amazon Video will all be joining the cloud, joining Netflix, Hulu Plus and other big players.
In a blog post Thursday, Amazon said the streaming site would become the default on all platforms that support it.
The move is a major departure from Netflix, which is currently a standalone site that’s also available on iOS and Android devices.
For the first time, Amazon has created a service that will automatically download movies and TV shows, and it will also stream video from Hulu Plus, which now has over 3 million subscribers.
Netflix said in March that it would be adding more streaming sites to its offerings, including Amazon Prime Video and Amazon Instant Video.
Amazon said the new Amazon Video would have a better user experience than Netflix, adding that it will work on “any screen that supports native, high-quality video.”
Amazon will still be able to make its own apps for the new service, such as a video player, video assistant, gaming console, and Amazon Fire TV Stick.
“Amazon Video is going to be a really great complement to our Prime Video experience,” Amazon VP of Product Management and Technology Matt Fogg said.
While the new Netflix service has not been announced, it’s expected to launch sometime next year.
Amazon is also reportedly working on a standalone version of the service.
We’ll be announcing a new service for Amazon Video in the coming weeks, Fogg wrote.