Amazon Lets You View DVDs Online
from the always-advancing-the-e-commerce-world dept
It's still surprising that Amazon.com seems so much farther ahead of the game than just about any other online retailer in terms of overall features and user experience. They continue to do more to give potential buyers more information about the products they offer. The ability to listen to snippets of songs from CDs that are being sold is well known. More recently, they introduced the ability to search through entire books and view the pages online. Now, they're experimenting with a similar offering for DVDs. They're going to let people watch a full scene from a soon-to-be-released DVD. This is similar to promotions that have been done a few times to let people watch the first five to ten minutes of a movie online to try to get them hooked. As more people get broadband connections, it wouldn't be surprising if DVD sellers (Netflix, anyone?) started to offer such functionality as well.