Watch out Netflix, it looks like Amazon is coming for you! The e-commerce brand just announced that it’s offering a standalone video-streaming service. So, how much is it? Find out everything you need to know below.
Now in case you weren’t already aware, Amazon launched its subscription video service five years ago, and the only way to access Prime Video in the US was by buying the membership, costing $99 per year. And it wasn’t just video streaming but also music. However, they have a new deal available now.
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1. It’s cheaper than Netflix.
Prime Video’s standalone deal costs $8.99 per month, which is one lower than Netflix’s top plan; Netflix just raised rates from $7.99 a month for two stream HD service to 9.99 a month. Prime will allow up to three streams and titles are available in 4K Ultra HD and HDR formats.
2. It’s also cheaper than Hulu.
Hulu also has a $7.99 per month service but it features ads. For the commercial free option, it costs $11.99.
3. It has original programming.
Amazon, like Netflix and Hulu, has its original programming as well as licensed TV shows. Their original programming includes: Transparent, Mozart in the Jungle, Catastrophe, Bosch, The Man in the High Castle, Red Oaks and Hand of God.
4. You don’t have to have the Amazon Prime package.
Not much explaining needed here — but if you only watch TV shows, why get the full package?
5. But if you want it, there’s a deal.
Amazon is offering a payment option now for $10.99 monthly, which will give a full Prime membership. Of course, this is 33 percent more than the $99 annual fee, but it gives customers the month-to-month cancel-anytime flexibility.
So, will you switch to Amazon Prime? Let us know!