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Amazon Prime Now Offers Monthly Subscription Bundles

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April 18, 2016 · 4.3k Views
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In a seemingly direct challenge to reigning streaming services Netflix and Hulu, Amazon Prime has bundled its TV and movie privileges into their own separate subscription - Prime Video at $8.99 a month. This new monthly subscription would run you $107.88 a year in contrast to the $99 annual charge for the original Amazon Prime package.

Netflix also recently announced a price increase from $7.99 a month to $9.99 a month starting in May. Could Prime Video have come at a more convenient and relevant time? I think not.

Amazon has never done anything like this before, but they were eager to provide options that could be available to a variety of people - a Prime that is not one-size-fits-all without an annual commitment. If you're already paying $99 a year for the Amazon Prime bundle, which includes fast and free shipping, a music library, and a collection of TV shows and movies, don't worry - it's still there. This high-price bundle is still the best value available because you get all of the perks for only $8.25 a month. Amazon will also be offering this complete Prime bundle at a monthly rate of $10.99, so as long as you're willing to pay an extra $32.88 a year to be noncommittal, you can still receive all the benefits.

This new monthly option was tested with Sprint customers last month, during which users were able to add a monthly Prime bundle to their wireless bills each month.

What do you think of this Amazon's new alternatives? Is the price of not having to commit to a year-long package worth it? Or is another monthly cost something you want to avoid? We want to hear your thoughts!


 

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notthistimeApr 19, 2016
Had Amazon Prime, most of the movies you had to pay an additional charge to get to watch them. Nexflix one monthly price you can watch any of it
dtran5Apr 19, 2016
That's a good point!
silvershineApr 19, 2016
I remember Amazon Prime is $79 per years before, now it's $99 per year, but it's useful for me, I often buy on Amazon, and fulfilment by Amazon is very fast.
dtran5Apr 19, 2016
I love all the perks you get with the complete Amazon Prime bundle. That 2-day shipping is everything!
pittashenApr 18, 2016
Amazon Prime is more and more expensive, not worth to that prices any more.
dtran5Apr 19, 2016
That's fair. There seems to be a price increase across the board.