An Amazon Prime subscription will cost you almost $100 a year, but you get a lot for the money. You have access to better shipping options and other features offered by the website, like music and video streaming via Prime Instant Video. It’s not a bad deal at all.
Bloomberg has heard from some sources that Amazon’s Prime subscription program could soon get even more attractive. Right now a subscription will allow you access to Prime Instant Video, but the report says that users will also gain access to video services that aren’t from Amazon. That could be very interesting.
We don’t know if this will end up costing Prime subscribers more, or if they can choose to add different channels separately, but apparently there will be prepackaged bundles available. Right now, there have not been any TV or movie channels named as part of this upcoming feature, but apparently they will be “well-known”. This would certainly get Amazon more subscribers.
This is a good move since they have to compete with Hulu and Netflix. Amazon could dominate the market if they were to consolidate the major movie and TV channels under a Prime subscription. A bold move if true. We will let you know when we know more.