It was only a matter of time and Amazon has started offering a monthly subscription option for its Amazon Prime services. Previously available as a yearly subscription, Amazon Prime started out as a service which offered free 2 day shipping on most items, as well as extra discounts on others. As Amazon evolved, the company added music and its Prime Video service to the yearly subscription.
In an attempt to better compete with Netflix and Hulu, Amazon has been adding original TV and movie content to their Prime Video service, and in addition to offering a monthly Amazon Prime subscription, Amazon is now offering a monthly Prime Video subscription for those wanting to access only the TV and movie streaming service without having to subscribe to the Amazon Prime full meal deal.
Prime Video will set you back $8.99/mth, which will be cheaper than Netflix’s middle of the line HD subscription when Netflix bumps the cost to $9.99/mth next month. The full Amazon Prime monthly subscription will cost $10.99/mth, and of course, a year subscription to Amazon Prime is still the best deal at $99/year. Still, for those that prefer the monthly option and don’t want to commit for a full year, the monthly options will most certainly be a welcome addition to accessing Amazon’s Prime services.
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