Are you one of the millions of Amazon shoppers that takes advantage of being a Prime member and gets free, unlimited two-day shipping on pretty much anything? And as good as that is, did you ever hope that your $79.00 annual fee for that service would ever give you more benefits?
If so, this is your lucky day. Today, Amazon announced that it will also offer Prime members “unlimited, commercial-free, instant streaming of 5,000 movies and TV shows” from Amazon’s Video On Demand library.Yep, you read that right. For the same fee per year you will also get free streaming of movies and TV shows.
As someone who’s tried Amazon’s streaming service before using my trusty Tivo Premiere, I can say that it works quite well. Better, in most cases, than Apple’s similar offering: the Apple TV 2.0. As I’m already taking full advantage of Amazon’s Prime membership, and have for years, this added benefit will definitely keep me as a member.
The new service is available right now to existing Prime members. Amazon is also offering a one month free trial to check out the service as well so what have you got to lose?