Amazon.com is expanding its Stargate offerings for its streaming online video service, announcing a new deal with MGM this week to make several studio films and television series available.
The entirety of Stargate SG-1 (ten seasons), Stargate Atlantis (five seasons), and Stargate Universe (two seasons) are currently available from Amazon, as well as the movies The Ark of Truth and Continuum. These are free to watch for Amazon Prime subscribers (unlimited and commercial free), and downloadable on a per-episode basis for everyone else ($1.99 standard definition, $2.99 for HD).
While SGU has been available in HD for some time, the second season has not yet been released on Blu-ray disc. While Atlantis does have a complete series Blu-ray set, only scattered episodes from the five seasons are currently in HD on the Amazon service.
Stargate SG-1, on the other hand, has never been released in the HD format — making Amazon’s streaming video service a first. Seasons Eight, Nine, and Ten are currently available in high definition (though, like many online services, this is 720p and not up to the Blu-ray level of 1080 “true” HD).
Amazon Instant Video can be streamed to multiple devices, including Xbox 360, the PS3, compatible TiVo, DVD, and Blu-ray boxes, and the new Kindle Fire.
Take a look at the episode offerings, and support GateWorld with your new Amazon Prime subscription! This is also a great way to join us for the on-going Stargate Rewatch project, which is currently on Atlantis‘s first season
(especially since we’ve recently been told that SGA is no longer available on Netflix).
UPDATE: Several commenters report that Atlantis is indeed still available on Netflix. Thanks!
(Thanks to Todd and Nathan for the tip!)