New Amazon Movie & TV Show Preview Widget

Amazon has added it’s new movie & TV streaming service to it’s Associates Program. Associates will earn a 10% referral fee on all movies, TV seasons, and TV episodes such as The Office, House and Law & Order. The widget shown below allows Associates to add movie trailers to their websites.

The first two minutes of videos automatically play at no charge to customers inside the widget. At any time during or after the 2-minute viewing period, customers can choose to purchase or rent the title to watch it in its entirety. The preview serves to drive higher conversions and increased referral fees for Associates.

The minimum widget width is 510px. It won’t fit in the sidebar of most blogs. If Amazon wants this widget to be widely used, they will need to squeeze it down to at least 300x250px. That way, it would fit nicely into sidebar widgets.