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Amazon Prime Video's movie selection has tons of great films, so if you need a good movie to watch, it's a strong Netflix alternative. The 20 Best Amazon Prime Movies to Stream Right Now · GoldenEye. pg-13 1995 · Casino Royale. pg-13 2006 · Alien. r 1979 · Train to Busan. nr 2016. Like TV series or films, there are also an array of musicals on offer via streaming services like Netflix, Amazon or Prime Video for you to.

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Amazon Prime Video doesn’t need to be great. It just needs to be good enough.

Amazon’srecent purchase of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios is rich with opportunities for new content based on beloved film franchises such as James Bond and “Rocky.” But the online marketplace doesn’t have to compete with Netflix, Disney+, or Hulu for viewers of its movies and shows, say Northeastern scholars—it just has to offer content good enough that families on the fence about subscribing to Amazon Prime decide it’s worth the plunge.

“Amazon doesn’t need to be the best at streaming,” saysVenkat Kuppuswamy, assistant professor of entrepreneurship and innovation at Northeastern. “They just need to be good enough for people already on the website to purchase one more bag of pet food, to decide that a Prime membership is worth it after all.”  

Venkat Kuppuswamy is an assistant professor of entrepreneurship and innovation. Samina Karim is a professor of entrepreneurship and innovation. Both teach in the D’Amore-McKim School of Business at Northeastern. Courtesy photos.

Samina Karim, professor of entrepreneurship and innovation, says, “The bar can be lower for Amazon’s streaming service, because they’re bundling a lot of other services in with it. It’s not just entertainment, it’s also free shipping, discounts at Whole Foods, and more.” (Amazon purchased the organic grocery chain in 2017.)So, why purchase MGM at all, then?

“It’s a classic case of musical chairs,” Kuppuswamy says.

Media companies are competing for scale, andconsolidating in order to offer the most content: Discovery and WarnerMediamerged last year, Disneybought much of 21st Century Fox, and Comcast owns Universal Studios as well as its own streaming platform, Peacock.

“Everyone is kind of paired off, they’ve all found their dance partners, and there aren’t that many valuable content libraries left,” Kuppuswamy says. “One of the notable ones had been MGM, which had been on the market for some time now.”

The e-commerce giant purchased MGM Studios for a whopping $8.45 billion. It was a surprising price, roughly40 percent more than other potential buyers—including Apple and Comcast—thought MGM was worth, according to The New York Times. But it wasn’t an altogether surprising business move, Karim says.

“In general, what you’re seeing here is a vying for content,” says Karim, “and what we see sometimes in acquisitions is companies that are willing to overpay because they don’t want their competitor to have the assets.”

Amazon has had a handful of successful original shows and movies, including “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” and “Transparent,” but it hasn’t been nearly as successful in earning critical acclaim and awards as Netflix, for example, which had17 Emmy nominations in 2021 and 7 wins.  

“Developing good original content is hard to do,” Kuppuswamy says. “It’s a lot safer to play into existing intellectual property.”

It’s another reason Amazon is betting big on MGM.

“People aren’t going to subscribe to eight different streaming services,” Karim says. “All of these companies are fighting to be the three or four that remain. Ultimately, we don’t know how this will shake out, but I think it will boil down to who has the deepest pockets—and Amazon has some very deep pockets.”

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Источник: https://news.northeastern.edu/2021/06/08/what-does-amazons-purchase-of-mgm-studios-mean-for-prime-video-streaming-service/

Amazon Prime Video: Everything You Need to Know About the Most Powerful Empire in Video Streaming

Amazon’s biggest and best-known video-streaming unit is Amazon Prime Video, which is roughly as old as the streaming version of Netflix. Amazon Prime Video actually launched back in 2006 as Amazon Unbox. Since then, Amazon Prime has undergone a string of makeovers worthy of a Hollywood starlet, including multiple name changes, technological shifts, and the 2011 acquisition of Love Film, a British service similar to Netflix. 

And, like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video is now available in roughly 200 countries, with the main exceptions being mainland China, North Korea, Iran and Syria. 

Also Read: Amazon Infiltrates Fire TV into Cable TV Market with NCTC Deal

Amazon Prime, a program that involves free shipping on select goods, has an estimated 126 million members, who also get access to Amazon Prime Video as part of their $119/year fee, though third-party research suggests only about half of those customers take advantage. Amazon Prime Video is also available a la carte, at $8.99 per month, or only 93 cents less than the pro-rated cost of the much broader Prime subscription. 

Amazon spends an estimated $6 billion a year in programming, largely through Amazon Studios, presided over by former NBC entertainment chief Jennifer Salke for the past two years. 

The studios have been productive under Salke, particularly in comedy, where The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and Fleabag took turns the past two years winning the Emmy for Best Comedy Series, among many other awards.

Amazon also has invested heavily, both in production and marketing, in other originals, most notably for a spinoff series based on Lord of the Rings. For those rights, secured amid peak interest in HBO’s Game of Thrones, Amazon paid $250 million, and is spending a similar amount to produce the initial series episodes. 

Amazon Prime Video’s newest big bet is Hunters, a revisionist historical take on Nazi hunters in the United States in the 1970s. It stars Al Pacino and Logan Lerman, and has been heavily promoted during the 2020 Oscars telecast and many other places. Other recent high-profile Amazon Prime Video programs include anthology show Modern Love, inspired by the New York Times column; Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan featuring  John Krasinski; and British sci-fi adaptation The Feed, featuring David Thewlis. There’s also plenty of licensed content to fill out around the originals. 

The Sun Never Sets

But Amazon’s streaming-media reach hardly stops with Amazon Prime Video. 

Amazon Channels is an Amazon Prime Video add-on, giving customers easy subscription access to still more TV, from roughly 150 providers, including such traditional pay-TV powers as HBO,  Showtime, and Starz; basic-cable spinoffs such as BET+, Lifetime Movie Club, Noggin, and Hallmark; newer streamers such as CBS All Access, BritBox, and CuriosityStream; and specialty channels such as Upfaith & Family, and Yoga Anytime Channel. 

Amazon Channels has been a lucrative outlet, for both the networks and Amazon itself. In late 2018, BMO Capital Markets estimated that the Channels unit generated $1.7 billion that year, as much as 30 percent going to Amazon. More importantly, Amazon Channels was generating anywhere from 25% to 40% of the subscribers watching those participating networks, BMO estimated.    

But not everyone wants to build their own replacement cable bundle. For the audience segment that prefers their video content free and don’t mind ads, in early 2019, Amazon launched AVOD service Freedive, with content licensed from Warner Bros., Sony, and MGM, interspersed with ads. Less than six months later, Freedive rebranded to IMDb TV, which competes most closely with the Roku Channel and reinforces another big Amazon brand. 

Also Read: The Five Spot: Q&A with Mark Eamer, VP of IMDb TV

Amazon still has its transactional side, too, selling traditional DVDs, Blu-Ray discs and CDs for the antediluvian audiences who still like old-fashioned packaged media. Its e-commerce operations are also a major Electronic Sell-Through and rental outlet.

It’s also worth noting that Amazon’s online-media offerings extend well beyond video. 

There’s Twitch, the live streaming platform focused on live multiplayer videogaming, that Amazon purchased in 2014. Twitch’s technological knowhow might come in handy as Amazon gets into things like live sports broadcast licensing. In June, Amazon started staffing up its software engineering and product management ranks to begin offering live, linear streaming. 

The Amazon Prime empire also includes IMDb, the vast reference database of film, TV shows, and other media content.  Amazon Music provides subscription music streams on par with Spotify and Apple. Amazon Prime members get a subset of that music for free. And the company owns audible.com, the giant purveyor of audiobooks and premium podcasts.

These disparate Amazon Prime offerings don’t seem to fit together particularly well. In part, as one former Amazon executive told me recently, the company frequently experiments with formats and approaches in new sectors.

“They tend to do a lot of experiments and learn from them,” the executive said. “Even if they lose money, it’s okay. They then grow from the knowledge.”

Amazon Prime has already killed off some experiments, like Anime Strike, an anime-focused stand-alone network on Amazon Channels that required its own separate subscription. 

Anime Strike launched in 2017 and lasted barely a year before shutting down, its content now available partly on Prime Video and partly on indie anime service HIDIVE.

But one part of the Amazon Prime empire does knit together all its disparate media experiments: its burgeoning hardware offerings. They include Fire TV tablets, connected TV interfaces, streaming devices, and a proliferating universe of first- and third-party devices built around the Alexa digital assistant. 

With more than 40 million active users worldwide, Amazon Fire TV is the No. 1 OTT device ecosystem globally. It ranks only behind Roku in the U.S. 

To borrow a well-used phrase from another famous brand, the range of Amazon media offerings allows customers to have it their way, on any of hundreds of devices and through just about every business model out there. Amazon Prime’s vast reach and resources allow it to be everywhere, and to try everything., to see what works  for consumers. 

As with some other massive players in the online space (Apple, Disney, increasingly Comcast), Amazon Prime’s media offerings are a way to make money, sure, but more importantly, they’re a way to keep customers coming back for everything else the company has to offer. Don’t call their media ventures a loss leader; call them a profit pusher. 

David Bloom of Words & Deeds Media is a Santa Monica, Calif.-based writer, podcaster, and consultant focused on the transformative collision of technology, media and entertainment. Bloom is a senior contributor to numerous publications, and producer/host of the Bloom in Tech podcast. He has taught digital media at USC School of Cinematic Arts, and guest lectures regularly at numerous other universities. Bloom formerly worked for Variety, Deadline, Red Herring, and the Los Angeles Daily News, among other publications; was VP of corporate communications at MGM; and was associate dean and chief communications officer at the USC Marshall School of Business. Bloom graduated with honors from the University of Missouri School of Journalism.

Источник: https://www.nexttv.com/news/amazon-prime-video-everything-need-know

Netflix vs Amazon Prime Video: which streaming service is winning in 2021?

Streaming services have never been a bigger part of our lives. Lest year, most of us went through the same pattern of burning through TV shows and movies until we either exhausted Netflix's library or just couldn't stand to sit in front of our TVs any more – and that habit is now deeply ingrained in 2021. 

26% of US TV time is now spent watching streamers, according to a Nielsen report.  In the UK, by September 2020, 60% of households were signed up to some kind of streamer, versus 49% a year earlier, according to Ofcom. More than half of UK households are signed up to Netflix alone, and almost twice as much time was spent watching these services year-on-year. 

Netflix and Amazon Prime Video are the main paid-for streaming services to most people. Netflix introduced the concept of in-home streaming of premium content to a lot of us, while Prime Video is seen as the main benefit to signing up to the online retailer's membership plan.

In user reach, they're actually comparable. Netflix has 209 million users, as of July, while over 175 million of Amazon Prime Video's 200 million+ users had streamed content within the past 12 months leading up to April 2021. They truly are the market leaders, as it stands. 

But which one is actually better in 2021? Which app experience comes out on top, and which is making better original content right now? Below, we'll put them head-to-head for your benefit.

Netflix vs Amazon Prime Video: pricing and value

Netflix's Standard plan costs $13.99 (£9.99 / AU$15.99) per month, while the Premium plan with Ultra HD content costs $17.99 (£13.99 / AU$19.99) a month. There's a cheaper basic tier for $8.99 / £5.99 / AU$11.99, but since that comes without HD streaming, it's not one we'd recommend unless you're on a budget. 

Lots of Netflix content is available in 4K – the majority of its originals, for example, but also some movies and shows sourced from elsewhere (if you're in the UK, that includes Spider-Man: Far From Home). You can search '4K' on Netflix's app in your region, which reveals which ones are streaming in UHD, even if that's not part of your tier. 

Amazon Prime costs $12.99 / £7.99 / AU$6.99 per month, with discounts if you pay yearly. You can also get Prime Video by itself for $8.99 / £5.99, but given that the price difference is minimal in the UK, the main membership tier is the better choice in that region (there's no such option in Australia). Prime membership gets you expedited delivery from Amazon, not to mention other benefits around reading and gaming. 

Prime Video offers a decent helping of 4K content, too, as part of the subscription package, with lots of originals covered. You don't have to pay extra to access this, though, unlike with Netflix. You'll find the appropriate tags '4K UHD' and 'HDR' on different pages – if you want to watch The Boys or Chris Pratt action movie The Tomorrow War in 4K, for example, you're in luck. 

Unlike Netflix, Prime Video is set up to try and sell you channels that offer extra content for a monthly fee – usually grouped by theme or genre (Shudder), or by rights holder (Paramount Plus and Starz in the US). It's less aggressive at selling these than it used to be, thanks to the 'Free to Me' tab or relevant button in the app, but clearly Amazon wants you to see Prime Video as the base on which to stream lots of other stuff. Which, of course, includes videos sold or made available for rent by Amazon in its own video store.  

Price-wise, then, Amazon definitely looks better on paper. But Netflix's app experience and original content mean it's not a straightforward battle.

Netflix vs Amazon Prime Video: app experience

Netflix's algorithmic recommendations aren't to everyone's liking, but they demonstrate just how considered Netflix's app is overall compared to Prime Video. The streaming app, after all, is Netflix's whole product – for Amazon it's one part of a wider membership program, albeit a key one.

The truth is, both apps get better every year. Netflix's options now include wacky stuff, like having the choice to to watch a show at a slower or faster speed – we don't want to generalize, but you shouldn't trust anyone who's watching The Crown at 1.5x the normal speed. It's the queen. Show a bit of bloody respect!

It's a blessed relief that both the Prime Video and Netflix apps on mobile now let you remove stuff from your recently watched section. No longer will you punished for watching five minutes of an embarrassing erotic thriller, or Marvel's Iron Fist. 

Still, Netflix comes out on top when it comes to using its app. Prime Video still feels like a reformatted store front in how it's presented – and yes, clearly Amazon wants you to spend extra money on the service, whether it's through a limited time cheap rental or subscribing to an extra channel. It's just a lot better at delineating this paid-for content than it used to be. 

Netflix, by comparison, feels like shutting the world out when you boot it. It's the antithesis to the live TV world of obnoxious adverts, which is why it's such a pleasant app to use – and surely a large part of why it remains so popular. Netflix clearly wants you to try different shows and movies in how it displays content on its homepage, and if you permit it, the service won't be shy about sending you notifications or emails about things to watch. The app lets you switch off autoplaying trailers if you log in via your browser – that's an absolute must for peaceful browsing. 

There are other quirks to bear in mind between the different apps. Amazon's customizable subtitles options are excellent in terms of accessibility – but not everything it streams has subtitles, at least in the UK where we're writing this. Point Break? Nope. 21 Grams with Naomi Watts? Nope. Gangs of New York? Nope. What We Do in the Shadows? Nope. JFK? Nope. That's just a handful of big movies we've found from scanning around, and they're fairly obvious omissions. 

Netflix seems more consistent with offering subtitles, though again, this is just based on a cursory glance at similar types of movies. 

Netflix vs Amazon Prime Video: content

Netflix wins outright when it comes to quantity of original content – and, honestly, on quality as well. Netflix's spend on TV, movies and documentaries is absurd, and the frequency of releases means there are new things to watch every week, even if sometimes that's just an animated series you don't care about or a boring romcom aimed at teenagers. 

Amazon definitely has a lot of originals, and plenty of movies badged as exclusives, but Netflix is still splashier in terms of big new content. Still, Amazon Prime has showed multiple times it can make an impact with big movies – Coming 2 America and The Tomorrow War with Chris Pratt are two of the platform's monster hits. 

A large part of the value of both services depends on where you live. In the UK, for example, Amazon Prime Video and Netflix are both excellent for older movies. Netflix may have the added advantage of a new original movie every week in 2021 – even if they're a mixed bag, as ever – but Amazon Prime Video always has a vast library of movies to enjoy regardless. The same handfuls of popular '80s, '90s and '00s movies tend to move between the two streamers and Sky in the UK. 

In the US, there's a lot more competition, meaning you might find better older movies spread out between the two services and HBO Max, among others. 

Netflix is not having its hottest year so far in 2021 for returning TV shows – and you sense it knows it, which is maybe why it's been announcing so many release dates far in advance this year for shows like The Witcher, Cobra Kai or Locke and Key. 

The problem is, in the time before the pandemic, Netflix already had long year-plus breaks between seasons of shows like Ozark or Stranger Things, rather than the traditional one-year break of network shows. 

Now, that more languid release schedule has come back to bite it in the ass a bit, because combined with pandemic-induced production delays, it means some of these series have had a very slow journey back to your living room. 

Stranger Things season 4 is now going to arrive at least two-and-a-half years after season 3, for example. The Witcher season 2 will have taken a whole two years to reach our screens, by the time it arrives. 

Still, when Sex Education season 3 kicks off in September, it should mark the start of an avalanche of new, exciting stuff from the streamer. 

Netflix has still put out plenty we like in 2021, though. Bo Burnham's Inside is the most acclaimed comedy special of the year – if you can even call it a comedy. Animated series Castlevania ended in style. Lupin is another example of Netflix turning a non-English language series into a massive worldwide hit. Sketch show I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson is beloved by those who click with its type of humor. Comic book adaptation Sweet Tooth clearly hit the mark. 

The lack of some of Netflix's big TV hitters means Amazon has actually impressed us this year with what it's been putting out by comparison. We'd take Invincible over most of Netflix's series in 2021 – it's a stab at an adult superhero animation that genuinely worked and captured people's imaginations, without the in-built advantage of being based on a Marvel or DC comic. 

Netflix's own stab at superheroes, Jupiter's Legacy, didn't catch fire in the same way.

The Underground Railroad, the latest work from Barry Jenkins that's available exclusively on Amazon Prime Video, is the most acclaimed series of the year so far. So Amazon is actually having a pretty solid year, even without its own hits like The Boys and The Marvelous Mrs Maisel, which are both expected to return in 2022.

Both streamers, then, are still experiencing the effects of 2020's pandemic shutdowns – but by the end of 2021, both will have had their fair share of breakout hits.

Netflix vs Amazon Prime Video: the future

You can cancel your subscription for both Netflix and Amazon Prime Video at any time, which is a blessed relief. But your opinions on each might change over the next few years as streamers enter the next phase of their content war – and this is where the bets are about to get much bigger. 

Amazon, fresh off the success of The Boys and Invincible, is doubling down on genre TV. The Wheel of Time, The Lord of the Rings and the Stranger Things-like Paper Girls are all set to make a big splash on the service when they arrive – as is a reboot of Mr and Mrs Smith starring Donald Glover and Phoebe Waller-Bridge. 

Clearly, the retailer's strategy is leaning towards attention-grabbing shows, rather than offbeat series like Mozart in the Jungle or Red Oaks that originally defined its output. On the movie side, it's bought the movie studio MGM, subject to approval, which means that streaming James Bond should soon be available, and it's making a sequel to The Tomorrow War (may we suggest calling it The Day After Tomorrow War?). These are massive, game-changing moves – MGM essentially gives Amazon a permanently robust movie library overnight that it can roll out across the world. 

Netflix, meanwhile, has so much to come – follow-up seasons to the likes of Bridgerton and The Witcher will be huge. We wouldn't be surprised to see both become sprawling franchises over the coming years.  

It's also got big animated adaptations like Cowboy Bebop and The Last Airbender in the works, and more shows you'll definitely want to add to your Watch List. Ryan Murphy's Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story starring Evan Peters seems certain to be a massive hit. Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are working on The Three-Body Problem, a Netflix sci-fi adaptation. A Resident Evil show starring Lance Reddick is in the works. 

This is just scratching the surface – and on the movie side, of the many things you've got to look forward to, the Russo brothers' Bond-esque spy thriller film The Gray Man with Ryan Gosling and Chris Evans is probably the big one. 

All of this should mean your subscription fees aren't wasted in the near future, whoever you back.

Netflix vs Amazon Prime Video: who wins?

If you can only afford one, it's Netflix. If you can afford two, it's both. 

The truth is, Amazon Prime membership is so reasonably priced for its range of benefits that you might not even think of it as a streaming service subscription. Netflix, though, with its prices creeping above $10 / £10 / AU$10 a month, requires a more considered purchase. 

Netflix is still where so much of the TV we love is landing – even if 2021 has been a quieter year so far. Amazon Prime Video still feels like a secondary streaming service for us, in a lot of ways, and even with its prices creeping up, Netflix always has something to pique our interest.

In a year's time, though, who knows? Maybe Amazon's big investments in an entire movie studio and a series based on the works of JRR Tolkien will put it in pole position. 

For now, Netflix's investment in content is paying off. But Amazon seems unlikely to settle for second place.

Samuel is TechRadar's Senior Entertainment Editor, and an expert in Marvel, Star Wars, Netflix shows and general streaming stuff. He's previously spent six years at PC Gamer, too, so if you want to know which Command & Conquer is the best one, drop him a line.

Источник: https://www.techradar.com/sg/news/netflix-vs-amazon-prime-video-2021

Should you get Amazon Prime Video in Ireland?

What is Amazon Prime Video?

It’s an on-demand streaming service that allows you to watch the latest movies, TV shows and live sport from a range of devices like your TV, laptop or tablet.

Prime Video is a subscription service for which you pay a monthly fee but is also included as one of the benefits of Amazon Prime membership.

Is Prime Video available in Ireland?

Yes, you can get Amazon Prime Video in Ireland, either as a standalone streaming service or as part of Amazon Prime. However, the complete Prime Video catalogue on Amazon.co.uk is only available to Prime members living in the UK and Channel Islands.

You can still watch exclusive Amazon Originals as well as 1000’s of popular movies and TV shows with Primevideo.com.

What do you get with Prime Video?

Amazon Prime Video includes:

  • Unlimited, on-demand streaming of thousands of movies and TV shows
  • Ability to watch on a variety of devices
  • Multiple users can view across three devices at the same time
  • Ad-free, uninterrupted viewing
  • 100’s of movies and boxsets available in 4K UHD

What’s available to watch on Amazon Prime Video?

  • Critically acclaimed films like The Joker, The Outpost, 1917, A Star is Born and Parasite
  • Award-winning TV series like Jack Ryan, Nine Perfect Strangers and Vikings
  • Amazon Original movies like The Mauritanian, Without Remorse, The Green Knight
  • Exclusive access to live sports events like the Autumn Nations Cup & Open Tennis
  • The latest season of The Grand Tour, Clarkson’s Farm, The Walking Dead & This is Us

If you can’t find what you are looking for, you can also pay extra for award-winning TV series like Succession and family movies like The Greatest Showman to watch instantly on your TV or devices.

Some UK content is not available to residents of the Republic of Ireland, for instance, Live Premier League matches.

How to watch Prime Video

You can watch Prime video TV and movies on a variety of different platforms, but you’ll need to download the Prime Video App if it’s not already installed on your device.

  • Smart TVs
  • Games consoles
  • Mobile devices
  • Blu-Ray players
  • Set-top boxes and media players
  • All Amazon devices
  • Laptop & PCs supported by Prime Video playback

You can also watch Prime Video on your computer using your web browser just make sure you are running the latest version of the web browser.

How much does Prime Video cost?

In Ireland, you can get Prime Video for £5.99 per month. The price is charged in GBP because Amazon don’t run a dedicated Irish Amazon Prime service.

You can also watch Prime Video as part of the Amazon Prime membership package. This costs around £7.99 per month or £79.00 per year.

If you don’t want to sign up to Prime Video, you can still rent or buy videos to watch instantly. They will be charged to your payment method if you already have an Amazon account.

Can you get a Prime Video free trial in Ireland?

Yes, free trials are available for both memberships if you’re a new customer.

You can get a 7 day free trial of Prime Video in Ireland and then pay £5.99 per month and cancel anytime.

If you’d like to try the full Amazon Prime membership, you can get a 30-day free trial. This option includes free, unlimited priority (2-day) delivery and other Prime benefits.

What does Amazon Prime include in Ireland?

If you are thinking about signing up to Amazon Prime, the membership offers a raft of extra benefits alongside the movie and TV streaming service:

  • Free, unlimited priority (two day) delivery to the Republic of Ireland
  • Free Kindle books & magazines from Prime Reading
  • Borrow one book per month from Kindle Owners’ Lending Library
  • Free, unlimited photo storage on Prime Photos
  • Prime Early Access to lightning deals & special offers
  • Prime exclusive deals only available to Prime members
  • Free next day delivery to all UK addresses

Amazon Prime Music is not available for Irish Prime members but new customers can subscribe to Amazon Music Unlimited separately for a 3 months free trial.

How fast is Amazon Prime delivery in Ireland?

As an Amazon Prime member, you get unlimited priority two-day delivery at no extra cost on eligible Prime items with no minimum spend.

You’ll need to order Amazon Prime eligible items if you wish to qualify for priority, free delivery. So

If you don’t have Amazon Prime membership, you can qualify for free shipping on orders of £20 or more (including local VAT) for eligible items, dispatched by Amazon. However, delivery can typically take up to 6 days.

Can students get a discount on Amazon Prime or Prime Video?

Yes, Amazon offers Prime Student for higher education students in Ireland at a discounted rate of around €4.44 euro (£3.99) per month or €43 (£39) per year.

If you want to trial it first, Amazon is offering a generous Prime Student six-month free trial to students living in the Republic of Ireland. You will need to provide evidence of enrolment and a valid academic address to sign up.

Try Amazon Prime Student with a 6 month free trial

Then enjoy Prime Video, free delivery & exclusive deals with Prime at £3.99 per month

Start your 6 month free trial

Is it easy to cancel Amazon Prime or Prime Video?

If you no longer want Prime Video or Amazon Prime it is easy to cancel anytime online. Just remember that after your free trial, your membership will auto-renew unless you cancel before the renewal date.

Cancelling your Prime membership

To cancel your Amazon Prime membership:

  1. Hover over Account & Lists
  2. In the dropdown menu click Your Prime Membership
  3. Select ‘Manage Membership’
  4. Select ‘End Membership’ from the dropdown menu
  5. Confirm your choice (you may be asked to do this several times)

If you accidentally signed up or have not placed an order using Amazon Prime you are eligible for a refund.

To cancel your Prime Video membership:

  1. Hover over Account & Lists
  2. In the dropdown menu click Your Prime Membership
  3. Click ‘Manage Membership’ (Update, cancel and more)
  4. Click ‘Do not continue’ to cancel a Prime Video free trial
  5. Click ‘Cancel membership’ to end a paid membership

Is Amazon Prime worth it?

If you buy frequently from Amazon and want free, fast delivery paying extra for Prime is worth considering.

Guaranteed quick delivery can be especially useful if you live in a rural area.

If you’re an ardent movie fan and boxset binger, it is definitely worth signing up to a free trial to see what’s on offer.

Prime Video streams many original, quality TV series and films alongside a choice of established and popular TV & movies that you won’t find on other streaming sites.

Avid readers will also enjoy the free access to books offered by Prime Reading and the Kindle Lending Library.

Should you sign up for Amazon Prime or Prime Video?

If you find that delivery is often slow and expensive where you live, then it could be worth paying a couple of extra euros per month to gain the benefits of Amazon Prime alongside Prime Video.

Amazon Prime Video FAQs

Can I download Amazon Prime Video movies & TV shows?

Yes, you can. To download Prime Video content for offline viewing.

  1. Open the Prime Video app on your device, and find the title you want to download.
  2. Click the download icon and you’ll be given download options.
  3. TV shows: To download individual episodes, view the list of episodes and select the download icon.

How do I log in to Amazon Prime Video?

Most devices require the Prime Video app to stream content. If you are planning to watch Prime Video on:

  • Your Smart TV: Find the Amazon Prime Video app in the Apps area on your TV and sign in with your email address and password
  • Your mobile device: Download the Amazon Prime Video app on your device and sign in with your email address and password
  • Your laptop or PC: Sign in to your Amazon account and you should automatically be able to watch or download TV and movies on your computer if the web browser is up to date

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Amazon unveils Prime Video Channels to offer content from multiple streaming services including ManoramaMax

Amazon on Friday announced the launch of Prime Video Channels - a marketplace that will see the company bring content providers like ManoramMax, discovery+, Lionsgate Play and Eros Now on one platform - in India. 

India is the 12th country to offer Prime Video Channels.

Acting as an intermediary, Prime Video Channels will allow Prime members the option for add-on subscriptions of (over-the-top) OTT services and stream their content on the Amazon Prime Video app and website in India, a statement said.

"At launch, Prime Video Channels kickstarts with eight premium content providers - manoramaMAX, discovery+, Lionsgate Play, Eros Now, DocuBay, MUBI, hoichoi, and ShortsTV  available with add-on subscriptions to Prime members in India," it added.

Customers will need to pay only for the service they choose. At launch, Prime members will get an introductory annual subscription offer made available by the OTT channel partners.

This will not only give customers more entertainment choices, but also benefit the OTT Channel partners who collaborate to leverage Prime Video's distribution, reach and tech infrastructure, he added.

With Prime Video Channels, users can browse in one place, search across all their premium subscription and get personalised recommendations. Close to 10,000 additional titles across 8 OTT services will become available to Prime members.

The yearly add-on subscription for the eight OTT apps are -- Manorama Max (Rs 699), discovery+ (Rs 299), Docubay (Rs 499), Eros Now (Rs 299), Lionsgate Play (Rs 699), MUBI (Rs 1,999) and Shorts TV (Rs 299).

Manorama Max and Shorts TV are offering 30 and 40 per cent discounts, respectively, to the Prime subscribers. MUBI is offering an introductory discount to Prime members at launch.

discovery+ and Eros Now are offering a 25 per cent discount for Prime members at launch, while there is a 33 per cent discount on hoichoi annual subscription for multiple streams and devices.

Content consumption has grown manifold in the last few years, especially amid the pandemic. OTT platforms like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Disney+Hotstar and Zee5 have seen significant growth in user numbers.

Amazon - which competes with players like Netflix with its subscription-based Amazon Prime Video offering - has been bolstering its play in the content space in India. 

In May this year, Amazon had announced the launch of a video streaming service 'miniTV' in India - a global first - that allows users to watch curated content across web-series, tech news, food, beauty and fashion, among others. The ad-supported service was launched on Amazon's shopping app.

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This is the permanent home of our guide to the best of Amazon's Prime Video (including both VOD releases and free titles for Prime members). Bookmark this page; we'll update it regularly.

The following recently added titles received a Metascore of 61 or higher (or are titles of interest that do not have a Metascore). Mediocre and poorly reviewed releases are omitted; this is just the good stuff added within the past few months. Releases are ordered by date added to Amazon (newest first).

Note that items marked Amazon Prime are free to stream for Prime members.

Added December 3▣Harlem Season 1 Amazon originalTrailerFree With Prime TV/Comedy Inside Edge Season 3 Amazon originalTrailerFree With Prime TV/Foreign/DramaAdded December 1▣All Is LostMetacritic Must-SeeFree With Prime Adventure, 2013 Bonanza Season 1Free With Prime TV/Western▣Edward ScissorhandsFree With Prime Drama/Fantasy, 1990▣Little WomenMetacritic Must-SeeFree With Prime Drama/Family, 1994▣Pineapple ExpressFree With Prime Comedy, 2008▣RoninFree With Prime Action/Thriller, 1998▣The Royal TenenbaumsFree With Prime Comedy/Drama, 2001▣Sleepless in SeattleFree With Prime Rom-com/Drama, 1993▣Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby Free With Prime Comedy, 2006▣The Usual SuspectsFree With Prime Drama/Thriller, 1995▣What's Love Got to Do With It Free With Prime Drama, 1993Added November 29 BurningAmazon originalFree With Prime Documentary, 2021Added November 26 Dog Years (Anni da cane)Amazon originalFree With Prime Foreign/Rom-comAdded November 25 All or Nothing: Juventus Amazon originalTrailerFree With Prime TV/Reality/SportsAdded November 24 Do, Re & Mi Holiday Special: Merry NestivusAmazon originalFree With Prime TV special, 2021▣Hanna Season 3Free With Prime TV/DramaAdded November 23▣Really LoveRent or Buy Drama, 2021▣SpencerRent or Buy Drama, 2021Added November 19 Everybody Loves Natti Season 1 Amazon originalTrailerFree With Prime TV/Reality▣She ParadiseRent or Buy  Drama, 2021Added November 16▣BeginnersMetacritic Must-SeeFree With Prime Drama, 2011Added November 12▣Mayor Pete Amazon original TrailerFree With Prime Documentary, 2021▣Night RaidersRent or Buy Action/Sci-fi/Drama/Thriller, 2021 Pau Gasol: It's About the Journey Miniseries Amazon original TrailerFree With Prime TV/Reality/SportsAdded November 9▣No Time to DieRent Action/Thriller, 2021Added November 5▣The Beta TestRent or Buy Thriller, 2021▣The Electrical Life of Louis WainAmazon originalFree With Prime Drama, 2021▣A Man Named Scott: The Kid Cudi StoryAmazon originalTrailerFree With Prime Documentary/Music, 2021▣Mark, Mary & Some Other PeopleRent or Buy Comedy, 2021 Pete the Cat Additional episodes Amazon originalFree With Prime TV/Animation/Family Tampa Baes Season 1 Amazon originalTrailerFree With Prime TV/RealityAdded November 1▣50/50Free With Prime Comedy/Drama, 2011▣AlienMetacritic Must-SeeFree With Prime Sci-fi/Thriller/Horror, 1979▣Alien: ResurrectionFree With Prime Sci-fi/Thriller/Action, 1997 Baking with Julia Season 1Free With Prime TV/Reality▣Baptiste Season 1Free With Prime TV/Drama▣Born on the Fourth of JulyFree With Prime Drama, 1989▣Cast AwayFree With Prime Drama/Adventure, 2000▣Children of MenMetacritic Must-SeeFree With Prime Sci-fi/Drama/Thriller, 2006▣The Constant GardenerMetacritic Must-SeeFree With Prime Drama, 2005 Courage the Cowardly Dog Season 1Free With Prime TV/Animation/Family▣Crazy, Stupid, LoveFree With Prime Rom-com, 2011▣Dan in Real LifeFree With Prime Rom-com, 2007▣Fantastic Mr. FoxMetacritic Must-SeeFree With Prime Animation/Adventure/Family/Comedy, 2009▣Jane EyreFree With Prime Drama, 2011 Magellan Season 1Free With Prime TV/Foreign/Drama▣The Nutty ProfessorFree With Prime Comedy, 1996 The Restaurant Season 1Free With Prime TV/Foreign/Drama▣Stuck on YouFree With Prime Comedy, 2003▣Three Men and a BabyFree With Prime Comedy, 1987▣Undercover BrotherFree With Prime Action/Comedy, 2002▣Who Framed Roger RabbitMetacritic Must-SeeFree With Prime Animation/Comedy/FamilyAdded October 29 Maradona: Blessed Dream Season 1 Amazon originalTrailerFree With Prime TV/Foreign/DramaAdded October 19▣Escape From MogadishuRent or Buy Foreign/Action/Drama/Thriller, 2021Added October 15▣Akilla's EscapeFree With Prime Drama, 2021▣Held for RansomRent or Buy Drama, 2021 If You Give a Mouse a Cookie Season 2 Part 6 Amazon originalFree With Prime TV/Animation/FamilyAdded October 8 Jessey and Nessy Season 1 Part 4 Amazon originalFree With Prime TV/Family Pan y Circo Season 2 Amazon originalFree With Prime TV/Foreign/TalkAdded October 3▣PrometheusFree With Prime Sci-fi/Action-adventure/Thriller, 2012

The following notable and/or well-reviewed movies and TV shows (including free titles for Prime members as well as titles available for purchase) are scheduled to be added to Prime Video within the coming weeks.

Coming December 8 FC Bayern – Behind the Legend Season 1 Amazon originalFree for Prime TV/Reality/SportsComing December 9 The Ferragnez Season 1 Amazon originalTrailerFree for Prime TV/RealityComing December 10▣EncounterAmazon originalTrailerFree for Prime Sci-fi/Thriller, 2021▣The Expanse Season 6 Amazon originalTrailerFree for Prime TV/Drama/Sci-fi LOL: Last One Laughing Mexico Season 3 Amazon originalFree for Prime TV/ComedyComing December 16▣Theory of EverythingFree for Prime Drama, 2014Coming December 17▣With Love Season 1 Amazon originalTrailerFree for Prime TV/Rom-comComing December 20▣Who You Think I AmFree for Prime Drama, 2021Coming December 21▣Being the RicardosAmazon originalTrailerFree for Prime Drama, 2021Coming December 23▣Yearly DepartedAmazon originalFree for Prime Comedy special, 2021Coming January 7, 2022▣The Tender BarAmazon originalTrailerFree for Prime Drama, 2021Coming January 21, 2022▣As We See It Season 1 Amazon originalTrailerFree for Prime TV/Drama/Comedy▣A HeroAmazon originalTrailerFree for Prime Foreign/Drama, 2021Coming February 4, 2022▣Book of LoveAmazon originalFree for Prime Rom-com, 2022▣The Legend of Vox Machina Season 1 Amazon originalFree for Prime TV/Animation/Fantasy Reacher Season 1 Amazon originalTrailerFree for Prime TV/DramaComing February 11, 2022▣I Want You BackAmazon originalFree for Prime Comedy, 2022Coming February 18, 2022▣The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Season 4 Amazon originalTrailerFree for Prime TV/Comedy/DramaComing March 7, 2022 2022 Academy of Country Music AwardsAmazon originalFree for Prime Live special, 2022Coming September 2, 2022 untitled Lord of the Rings series Season 1 Amazon originalFree for Prime TV/Drama/Fantasy
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How to watch Spurs vs Brentford on Amazon Prime Video – stream details here

How to watch Spurs vs Brentford in the Premier League: How to access the Amazon Prime Video live stream for Tottenham Hotspur vs Brentford.

It’s been a really busy week in the Premier League with a full line-up of midweek fixtures, all of which are live on Amazon Prime. While there has been quite a lot of grumbling about needing to sign up for yet another subscription service beyond Sky Sports and BT Sport, but it is nice being able to pick and choose which games you want to watch.

There are two options tonight. There’s Arsenal amazon prime video streaming Manchester United and Tottenham vs Brentford. We’re focusing on the latter as Spurs look to continue their progress start under new boss Antonio Conte.

The Italian led his new side to a come-from-behind win against Leeds last time out and, after the weekend’s postponed game at Burnley, welcome fellow Londoners Brentford to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Brentford flew out of the traps in the first ever Premier League season and sit 11th having notched four wins and four draws in their first 13 games in the top flight. Frontman Ivan Toney will lead the line once again in what promises to be a entertaining London derby on Thursday night.

Spurs vs Brentford kick-off time

Spurs vs Brentford kicks off at 7:30pm UK time on Thursday December 2. Spurs are back at home at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, so will fancy their chances of getting another win on the board, despite Harry Kane’s recent goalscoring struggles.

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How to watch Spurs vs Brentford

As we mentioned above Amazon Prime Video is only way to watch tonight’s game live. Amazon has the rights to a couple of rounds of fixtures over the festive season and all of the mid-week fixtures are available to watch on Prime Video.

You will need an active Amazon Prime subscription in order to tune into the game via all of the major mobile and smart TV apps, while you can also watch on the Amazon Prime Video website.

If you’re yet to sign up for Amazon Prime, or have let your subscription lapse over the last few months, you can sign-up here. It costs £79.99 a year or £7.99 a month.

If you’re lucky Amazon may offer you a 30 day Amazon Prime trial, but that’s unlikely to be available to all previous account holders. New account holders automatically get a free Amazon Prime Video trial for one month so you’ll get this game for free.

Watch safely with a VPN

When you’re watching content online, it’s a good idea to boost your privacy by using a VPN to mask your IP address from would-be wrongdoers. You can read our guide to the best VPNs before streaming Premier League games

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Should you get Amazon Prime Video in Ireland?

What is Amazon Prime Video?

It’s an on-demand streaming service that allows you to watch the latest movies, TV shows and live sport from a range of city bank lubbock texas phone number like your TV, laptop or tablet.

Prime Video is a subscription service for which you pay a monthly fee but is also included as one of the benefits of Amazon Prime membership.

Is Prime Video available in Ireland?

Yes, you can get Amazon Prime Video in Ireland, either as a standalone streaming service or as part of Amazon Prime. However, the complete Prime Video catalogue on Amazon.co.uk is only available to Prime members living in the UK and Channel Islands.

You can still watch exclusive Amazon Originals as well as 1000’s of popular movies and TV shows with Primevideo.com.

What do you get with Prime Video?

Amazon Prime Video includes:

  • Unlimited, on-demand streaming of thousands of movies and Playstation store gift card 100 shows
  • Ability to watch on a variety of devices
  • Multiple users can view across three devices at the same time
  • Ad-free, uninterrupted viewing
  • 100’s of movies and boxsets available in 4K UHD

What’s available to watch on Amazon Prime Video?

  • Critically acclaimed films like The Joker, The Outpost, 1917, A Star is Born and Parasite
  • Award-winning TV series like Jack Ryan, Nine Perfect Strangers and Vikings
  • Amazon Original movies like The Mauritanian, Without Remorse, The Green Knight
  • Exclusive access to live sports events like the Autumn Nations Cup & Open Tennis
  • The latest season of The Grand Tour, Clarkson’s Farm, The Walking Dead & This is Us

If you can’t find what you are looking for, you can also pay extra for award-winning TV series like Succession and family movies like The Greatest Showman to watch instantly on your TV or devices.

Some UK content is not available to residents of the Republic of Ireland, for instance, Live Premier League matches.

How to watch Prime Video

You can watch Prime video TV and movies on a variety of different platforms, but you’ll need to download the Prime Video App if it’s not already installed on your device.

  • Smart TVs
  • Games consoles
  • Mobile devices
  • Blu-Ray players
  • Set-top boxes and media players
  • All Amazon devices
  • Laptop & PCs supported by Prime Video playback

You can also watch Prime Video on your computer using your web browser just make sure you are running the latest version of the web browser.

How much does Prime Video cost?

In Ireland, you can get Prime Video for £5.99 per month. The price is charged in GBP because Amazon don’t run a dedicated Irish Amazon Prime service.

You can also watch Prime Video as part of the Amazon Prime membership package. This costs around £7.99 per month or £79.00 per year.

If you don’t want to sign up to Prime Video, you can still rent or buy videos to watch instantly. They will be charged to your payment method if you already have an Amazon account.

Can you get a Prime Video free trial in Ireland?

Yes, free trials are available for both memberships if you’re a new customer.

You can get a 7 day free trial of Prime Video in Ireland and then pay £5.99 per month and cancel anytime.

If you’d like to try the full Amazon Prime membership, you can get a 30-day free trial. This amazon prime video streaming includes free, unlimited priority (2-day) delivery and other Prime benefits.

What does Amazon Prime include in Ireland?

If you are thinking about signing up to Amazon Prime, the membership offers a raft of extra benefits alongside the movie and TV streaming service:

  • Free, unlimited priority (two day) delivery to the Republic of Ireland
  • Free Kindle books & magazines from Prime Reading
  • Borrow one book per month from Kindle Owners’ Lending Library
  • Free, unlimited photo storage on Prime Photos
  • Prime Early Access to lightning deals & special offers
  • Prime exclusive deals only available to Prime members
  • Free next day delivery to all UK addresses

Amazon Prime Music is not available for Irish Prime members but new customers can subscribe to Amazon Music Unlimited separately for a 3 months free trial.

How fast is Amazon Prime delivery in Ireland?

As an Amazon Prime member, you get unlimited priority two-day delivery at no extra cost on eligible Prime items with no minimum spend.

You’ll need to order Amazon Prime eligible items if you wish to qualify for priority, free delivery. So

If you don’t have Amazon Prime membership, you can qualify for free shipping on orders of £20 or more (including local VAT) for eligible items, dispatched by Amazon. However, delivery can typically take up to 6 days.

Can students get a discount on Amazon Prime or Prime Video?

Yes, Amazon offers Prime Student for higher education students in Ireland at a discounted rate of around €4.44 euro (£3.99) per month or €43 (£39) per year.

If you want to trial it first, Amazon is offering a generous Prime Student six-month free trial to students living in the Republic of Ireland. You will need to provide evidence of enrolment and a valid academic address to sign up.

Try Amazon Prime Student with a 6 month free trial

Then enjoy Prime Video, free delivery & exclusive deals with Prime at £3.99 per month

Start your 6 month free trial

Is it easy to cancel Amazon Prime or Prime Video?

If you no longer want Prime Video or Amazon Prime it is easy to cancel anytime online. Just remember that after your free trial, your membership will auto-renew unless you cancel before the renewal date.

Cancelling your Prime membership

To cancel your Amazon Prime membership:

  1. Hover over Account & Lists
  2. In the dropdown menu click Your Prime Membership
  3. Select ‘Manage Membership’
  4. Select ‘End Membership’ from the dropdown menu
  5. Confirm your choice (you may be asked to do this several times)

If you accidentally signed up or have not placed an order using Amazon Prime you are eligible for a refund.

To cancel your Prime Video membership:

  1. Hover over Account & Lists
  2. In the dropdown menu click Your Prime Membership
  3. Click ‘Manage Membership’ (Update, cancel and more)
  4. Click ‘Do not continue’ to cancel a Prime Video free trial
  5. Click ‘Cancel membership’ to end a paid membership

Is Amazon Prime worth it?

If you buy frequently from Amazon and want free, fast delivery paying extra for Prime is worth considering.

Guaranteed quick delivery can be especially useful if you live in a rural area.

If you’re an ardent movie fan and boxset binger, it is definitely worth signing up to a free trial to see what’s on offer.

Prime Video streams many original, quality TV series and films alongside a choice of established and popular TV & movies that you won’t find on other streaming sites.

Avid readers will also enjoy the free access to books offered by Prime Reading and the Kindle Lending Library.

Should you sign up for Amazon Prime or Prime Video?

If you find that delivery is often slow and expensive where you live, then it could be worth paying a couple of extra euros per month to gain the benefits of Amazon Prime alongside Prime Video.

Amazon Prime Video FAQs

Can I download Amazon Prime Video movies & TV shows?

Yes, you can. To download Prime Video content for offline viewing.

  1. Open the Prime Video app on your device, and find the title you want to download.
  2. Click the download icon and you’ll be given download options.
  3. TV shows: To download individual episodes, view the list of episodes and select the download icon.

How do I log in to Amazon Prime Video?

Most devices require the Prime Video app to stream content. If you are planning to watch Prime Video on:

  • Your Smart TV: Find the Amazon Prime Video app in the Apps area on your TV and sign in with your email address and password
  • Your mobile device: Download the Amazon Prime Video app on your device and sign in with the skeleton key in hindi download email address and password
  • Your laptop or PC: Sign in to your Amazon account and you should automatically be able to watch or download TV and movies on your computer if the web browser is up to date

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Amazon Prime Video: Everything You Need to Know About the Most Powerful Empire in Video Streaming

Amazon’s biggest and best-known video-streaming unit is Amazon Prime Video, which is roughly as old as the streaming version of Netflix. Amazon Prime Video actually launched back in 2006 as Amazon Unbox. Since then, Amazon Prime has undergone a string of makeovers worthy of a Hollywood starlet, including multiple name changes, technological shifts, and the 2011 acquisition of Love Film, a British service similar to Netflix. 

And, like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video is now available in roughly 200 countries, with the main exceptions being mainland China, North Korea, Iran and Syria. 

Also Read: Amazon Infiltrates Fire TV into Cable TV Market with NCTC Deal

Amazon Prime, a program that involves free shipping on select goods, has an estimated 126 million members, who also get access to Amazon Prime Video as part of their $119/year fee, though third-party research suggests only about half of those customers take advantage. Amazon Prime Video is also available a la carte, at $8.99 per month, or only 93 cents less than the pro-rated cost of the much broader Prime subscription. 

Amazon spends an estimated $6 billion a year in programming, largely through Amazon Studios, presided over by former NBC entertainment chief Jennifer Salke for the past two years. 

The studios have been productive under Salke, particularly in comedy, where The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and Fleabag took turns the past two years winning the Emmy for Best Comedy Series, among many other awards.

Amazon also has invested heavily, both in production and marketing, in other originals, most notably for a spinoff series based on Lord of the Rings. For those rights, secured amid peak interest in HBO’s Game of Thrones, Amazon paid $250 million, and is spending a similar amount to produce the initial series episodes. 

Amazon Prime Video’s newest big bet is Hunters, a revisionist historical take on Nazi hunters in the United States in the 1970s. It stars Al Pacino and Logan Lerman, and has been heavily promoted during the 2020 Oscars telecast and many other places. Other recent high-profile Amazon Prime Video programs include anthology show Modern Love, inspired by the New York Times column; Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan featuring  John Krasinski; and British sci-fi adaptation The Feed, featuring David Thewlis. There’s also plenty of licensed content to fill out around the originals. 

The Sun Never Sets

But Amazon’s streaming-media reach hardly stops with Amazon Prime Video. 

Amazon Channels is an Amazon Prime Video add-on, giving customers easy subscription access to still more TV, from roughly 150 providers, including such traditional pay-TV powers as HBO,  Showtime, and Starz; basic-cable spinoffs such as BET+, Lifetime Movie Club, Noggin, and Hallmark; newer streamers such as CBS All Access, BritBox, and CuriosityStream; and specialty channels such as Upfaith & Family, and Yoga Anytime Channel. 

Amazon Channels has been a lucrative outlet, for both the networks and Amazon itself. In late 2018, BMO Capital Markets estimated that the Channels unit generated $1.7 billion that year, as much as 30 percent going to Amazon. More importantly, Amazon Channels was generating anywhere from 25% to 40% of the subscribers watching those participating networks, BMO estimated.    

But not everyone wants to build their own replacement cable bundle. How to activate walmart prepaid debit card the audience segment that prefers their video content free and don’t mind ads, in early 2019, Amazon launched AVOD service Freedive, with content licensed from Warner Bros., Sony, and MGM, interspersed with ads. Less than six months later, Freedive rebranded to IMDb TV, which competes most closely with the Roku Channel and reinforces another big Amazon brand. 

Also Read: The Five Spot: Q&A with Mark Eamer, VP of IMDb TV

Amazon still has its transactional side, too, selling traditional DVDs, Blu-Ray discs amazon prime video streaming CDs for the antediluvian audiences who still like old-fashioned packaged media. Its e-commerce operations are also a major Electronic Sell-Through and rental outlet.

It’s also worth noting that Amazon’s online-media offerings extend well beyond video. 

There’s Twitch, the live streaming platform focused on live multiplayer videogaming, that Amazon purchased in 2014. Twitch’s technological knowhow might come in handy as Amazon gets into things like live sports broadcast licensing. In June, Amazon started staffing up its software engineering and product management ranks to begin offering live, linear streaming. 

The Amazon Prime empire also includes IMDb, the vast reference database of film, TV shows, and other media content.  Amazon Music provides subscription music streams on par with Spotify and Apple. Amazon Prime members get a subset of that music for free. And the company owns audible.com, the giant purveyor of audiobooks and premium podcasts.

These disparate Amazon Prime offerings don’t seem to fit together particularly well. In part, as one former Amazon executive told me recently, the company frequently experiments with formats and approaches in new sectors.

“They tend to do a lot of experiments and learn from them,” the executive said. “Even if they lose money, it’s okay. They then grow from the knowledge.”

Amazon Prime has already killed off some experiments, like Anime Strike, an anime-focused stand-alone network on Amazon Channels that required its own separate subscription. 

Anime Strike launched in 2017 and lasted barely a year before shutting down, its content now available partly on Prime Video and partly on indie anime service HIDIVE.

But one part of the Amazon Prime empire does knit together all its disparate media experiments: its burgeoning hardware offerings. They include Fire TV tablets, connected TV interfaces, streaming devices, and a proliferating amazon prime video streaming of first- and third-party devices built around the Alexa digital assistant. 

With more than 40 million active users worldwide, Amazon Fire TV is the No. 1 OTT device ecosystem globally. It ranks only behind Roku in the U.S. 

To borrow a well-used phrase from another famous brand, the range of Amazon media offerings allows customers to have it their way, on any of hundreds of devices and through just about every business model out there. Amazon Prime’s vast reach and resources allow it to be everywhere, and to try everything., to see what works  for consumers. 

As with some other massive players in the online space (Apple, Disney, increasingly Comcast), Amazon Prime’s media offerings are a way to make money, sure, amazon prime video streaming more importantly, they’re a way to keep customers coming back for everything else the company has to offer. Don’t call their media ventures a loss leader; call them a profit pusher. 

David Bloom of Words & Deeds Media is a Santa Monica, Calif.-based writer, podcaster, and consultant focused on the transformative collision of technology, media and entertainment. Bloom is a senior contributor to numerous publications, and producer/host of the Bloom in Tech podcast. He has taught digital media at USC School of Cinematic Arts, and guest lectures regularly at numerous other universities. Bloom formerly worked for Variety, Deadline, Red Herring, and the Los Angeles Daily News, among other publications; was VP of corporate communications at MGM; and was associate dean and chief communications officer at the USC Marshall School of Business. Bloom graduated with honors from the University of Missouri School of Journalism.

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Amazon Prime Video doesn’t need to be great. It just needs to be good enough.

Amazon’srecent purchase of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios is rich with opportunities for new content based on beloved film franchises such as James Bond and “Rocky.” But the online marketplace doesn’t have to compete with Netflix, Disney+, or Hulu for viewers of its movies and shows, say Northeastern scholars—it just has to offer content good enough that families on the fence about subscribing to Amazon Prime decide it’s worth the plunge.

“Amazon doesn’t need to be the best at streaming,” saysVenkat Kuppuswamy, assistant professor of entrepreneurship and innovation at Northeastern. “They just need to be good enough for people already on the website to purchase one more bag of pet food, to decide that a Prime membership is worth it after all.”  

Venkat Kuppuswamy is an assistant professor of entrepreneurship and innovation. Samina Karim is a professor of entrepreneurship and innovation. Both teach in the D’Amore-McKim School of Business at Northeastern. Courtesy photos.

Samina Karim, professor of entrepreneurship and innovation, says, “The bar can be lower for Amazon’s streaming service, because they’re bundling a lot of other services in with it. It’s not just entertainment, it’s also free shipping, discounts at Whole Foods, and more.” (Amazon purchased the organic grocery chain in 2017.)So, why purchase MGM at all, then?

“It’s a classic case of musical chairs,” Kuppuswamy says.

Media companies are competing for scale, andconsolidating in order to offer the most content: Discovery and WarnerMediamerged last year, Disneybought much of 21st Century Fox, and Comcast owns Universal Studios as well as its own streaming platform, Peacock.

“Everyone is kind of paired off, they’ve all found their dance partners, and there aren’t that many valuable content libraries left,” Kuppuswamy says. “One of the notable ones had been MGM, which had been on the market for some time now.”

The e-commerce giant purchased MGM Studios for a whopping $8.45 billion. It was a surprising price, roughly40 percent us bank start rewards card balance than other potential buyers—including Apple and Comcast—thought MGM was worth, according to The New York Times. But it wasn’t an altogether surprising business move, Karim says.

“In general, what you’re seeing here is a vying for first state bank fremont ne says Karim, “and what we see sometimes in acquisitions is companies that are willing to overpay because they don’t want their competitor to have the assets.”

Amazon has had a handful of successful original shows and movies, including “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” and “Transparent,” but it hasn’t been nearly as successful in earning critical acclaim and awards as Netflix, for example, which had17 Emmy nominations in 2021 and 7 wins.  

“Developing good original content is hard to do,” Kuppuswamy says. “It’s a lot safer to play into existing intellectual property.”

It’s another reason Amazon is betting big on MGM.

“People aren’t going to subscribe to eight different streaming services,” Karim says. “All of these companies are fighting to be the three or four that remain. Ultimately, we don’t know how this will shake out, but I think it will boil down to who has the deepest pockets—and Amazon has some very deep pockets.”

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Netflix vs Amazon Prime Video: which streaming service is winning in 2021?

Streaming services have never been a bigger part of our lives. Lest year, most of us went through the same pattern of burning through TV shows and movies until we either exhausted Netflix's library or just couldn't stand to sit in front of our TVs any more – and that habit is now deeply ingrained in 2021. 

26% of US TV time is now spent watching streamers, according to a Nielsen report.  In the UK, by September 2020, 60% of households were signed up to some kind of streamer, versus 49% a year earlier, according to Ofcom. More than half of UK households are signed up to Netflix alone, and almost twice as much time was spent watching these services year-on-year. 

Netflix and Amazon Prime Video are the main paid-for streaming services to most people. Netflix introduced the concept of in-home streaming of premium content to a lot of us, while Prime Video is seen as the main benefit to signing up to the online retailer's membership plan.

In user reach, they're actually comparable. Netflix has 209 million users, as of July, while over 175 million of Amazon Prime Video's 200 million+ users had streamed content within the past 12 months leading up to April 2021. They truly are the market leaders, as it stands. 

But which one is actually better in 2021? Which app experience comes out on top, and which is making better original content right now? Below, we'll put them head-to-head for your benefit.

Netflix vs Amazon Prime Video: pricing and value

Netflix's Standard plan costs $13.99 (£9.99 / AU$15.99) per month, while the Premium plan with Ultra HD content costs $17.99 (£13.99 / AU$19.99) a month. There's a cheaper basic tier for $8.99 / £5.99 / AU$11.99, but since that comes without HD streaming, it's not one we'd recommend unless you're on a budget. 

Lots of Netflix content is available in 4K – the majority of its originals, for example, but also some movies and shows sourced from elsewhere (if you're in the UK, that includes Spider-Man: Far From Home). You can search '4K' on Netflix's app in your region, which reveals which ones are streaming in UHD, even if that's not part of your tier. 

Amazon Prime costs lyrics i ll be home for christmas bing crosby / £7.99 / AU$6.99 per month, with discounts if you pay yearly. You can also get Prime Video by itself for $8.99 / £5.99, but given that the price difference is minimal in the UK, the main membership tier is the better choice in that region (there's no such option in Australia). Prime membership gets you expedited delivery from Amazon, not to mention other benefits around reading and gaming. 

Prime Video offers a decent helping of 4K content, too, as part of the subscription package, with lots of originals covered. You don't have to pay extra to access this, though, unlike with Netflix. You'll find the appropriate tags '4K UHD' and 'HDR' on different pages – if you want to watch The Boys or Chris Pratt action movie The Tomorrow War in 4K, for example, you're in luck. 

Unlike Netflix, Prime Video is set up to try and sell you channels that offer extra content for a monthly fee – usually grouped by theme or genre (Shudder), or by rights holder (Paramount Plus and Starz in the US). It's less aggressive at selling these than it used to be, thanks to the 'Free to Me' tab or relevant button in the app, but clearly Amazon wants you to see Prime Video as the base on which to stream lots of other stuff. Which, of course, includes videos sold or made available for rent by Amazon in its own video store.  

Price-wise, then, Amazon definitely looks better on paper. But Netflix's app experience and original content mean it's not a straightforward battle.

Netflix vs Amazon Prime Video: app experience

Netflix's algorithmic recommendations aren't to everyone's liking, but they demonstrate just how considered Netflix's app is overall compared to Prime Video. The streaming app, after all, is Netflix's whole product – for Amazon it's one part of a wider membership program, albeit a key one.

The truth is, both apps get better every year. Netflix's options now include wacky stuff, like having the choice to to watch a show at a slower or faster speed – we don't want to generalize, but you shouldn't trust anyone who's watching The Crown at 1.5x the normal speed. It's the queen. Show a bit of bloody respect!

It's a blessed relief that both the Prime Video and Netflix apps on mobile now let you remove stuff from your recently watched section. No longer will you punished for watching five minutes of an embarrassing erotic thriller, or Marvel's Iron Fist. 

Still, Netflix comes out on top when it comes to using its app. Prime Video still feels like a reformatted store front in how it's presented – and yes, clearly Amazon wants you to spend extra money on the service, whether it's through a limited time cheap rental or subscribing to an extra channel. It's just a lot better at delineating this paid-for content than it used to be. 

Netflix, by comparison, feels like shutting the world out when you boot it. It's the antithesis to the live TV world of obnoxious adverts, which is why it's such a pleasant app to use – and surely a large part of why it remains so popular. Netflix clearly wants you to try different shows and movies in how it displays content on its homepage, and if you permit it, the service won't be shy about sending you notifications or emails about things to watch. The app lets you switch off autoplaying trailers if you log in via your browser – that's an absolute must for peaceful browsing. 

There are other quirks to bear in mind between the different apps. Amazon's customizable subtitles options are excellent in terms of accessibility – but not everything it streams has subtitles, at least in the UK where we're writing this. Point Break? Nope. 21 Grams with Naomi Watts? Nope. Gangs of New York? Nope. What We Do in the Shadows? Nope. JFK? Nope. That's just a handful of big movies we've found from scanning around, and they're fairly obvious omissions. 

Netflix seems more consistent with offering subtitles, though again, this is just based on a cursory glance at similar types of movies. 

Netflix vs Amazon Prime Video: content

Netflix wins outright when it comes to quantity of original content – and, honestly, on quality as well. Netflix's spend on TV, movies and documentaries is absurd, and the frequency of releases means there are new things to watch every week, even if sometimes that's just an animated series you don't care about or a boring romcom aimed at teenagers. 

Amazon definitely has a lot of originals, and plenty of movies badged does ally auto accept credit card payments exclusives, but Netflix is still splashier in terms of big new content. Still, Amazon Prime has showed multiple times it can make an impact with big movies – Coming 2 America and The Tomorrow War with Chris Pratt are two of the platform's monster hits. 

A large part of the value of both services depends on where you live. In the UK, for example, Amazon Prime Video and Netflix are both excellent for older movies. Netflix may have the added advantage of a new original movie every week in 2021 – even if they're a mixed bag, as ever – but Amazon Prime Video always has a vast library of movies to enjoy regardless. The same handfuls of popular '80s, '90s and '00s movies tend to move between the two streamers and Sky in the UK. 

In the US, there's a lot more competition, meaning you might find better older movies spread out between the two services and HBO Max, among others. 

Netflix is not having its hottest year so far in 2021 for returning TV shows – and you sense it knows it, which is maybe why it's been announcing so many release dates far in advance this year for shows like The Witcher, Cobra Kai or Locke and Key. 

The problem is, in the time before the pandemic, Netflix already had long year-plus breaks between seasons of shows like Ozark or Stranger Things, rather than the traditional one-year break of network shows. 

Now, that more languid release schedule has come back to bite it in the ass a bit, because combined with pandemic-induced production delays, it means some of these series have had a very slow journey back to your living room. 

Stranger Things season 4 is now going to arrive at least two-and-a-half years after season 3, for example. The Witcher season 2 will have taken a whole two years to reach our screens, by the time it arrives. 

Still, when Sex Education season 3 kicks off in September, it should mark the start of an avalanche of new, exciting stuff from the streamer. 

Netflix has still put out plenty we like in 2021, though. Bo Burnham's Inside is the most acclaimed comedy special of the year – if you can even call it a comedy. Animated series Castlevania ended in style. Lupin is another example of Netflix turning a non-English language series into a massive worldwide hit. Sketch show I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson is beloved by those who click with its type of humor. Comic book adaptation Sweet Tooth clearly hit the mark. 

The lack of some of Netflix's big TV hitters means Amazon has actually impressed us this year with what it's been putting out by comparison. We'd take Invincible over most of Netflix's series in 2021 – it's a stab at an adult superhero animation that genuinely worked and captured people's imaginations, without the in-built advantage of being based on a Marvel or DC comic. 

Netflix's own stab at superheroes, Jupiter's Legacy, didn't catch fire in the same way.

The Underground Railroad, the latest work from Barry Jenkins that's available exclusively on Amazon Prime Video, is the most acclaimed series of the year so far. So Amazon is actually amazon prime video streaming a pretty solid year, even without its own hits like The Boys and The Marvelous Mrs Maisel, which are both expected to return in 2022.

Both streamers, then, are still experiencing the effects of 2020's pandemic shutdowns – but by the end of 2021, both will have had their fair share of breakout hits.

Netflix vs Amazon Prime Video: the future

You can cancel your subscription for both Netflix and Amazon Prime Video at any time, which is a blessed relief. But your opinions on each might change over the next few years as streamers enter the next phase of their content war – will breman gay this is where the bets are about to get much bigger. 

Amazon, fresh off the success of The Best workouts to get abs at home and Invincible, is doubling down on genre TV. The Wheel of Time, The Lord of the Rings and the Stranger Things-like Paper Girls are all set to make a big splash on the service when they arrive – as is a reboot of Mr and Mrs Smith starring Donald Glover and Phoebe Waller-Bridge. 

Clearly, the retailer's strategy is leaning towards attention-grabbing shows, rather than offbeat series like Mozart in the Jungle or Red Oaks that originally defined its output. On the movie side, it's bought the movie studio MGM, subject to approval, which means that streaming James Bond should soon be available, and it's making a sequel to The Tomorrow War (may we suggest calling it The Day After Tomorrow War?). These are massive, game-changing moves – MGM essentially gives Amazon a permanently robust movie library overnight that it can roll out across the world. 

Netflix, meanwhile, has so much to come – follow-up seasons to the likes of Bridgerton and The Witcher will be huge. We wouldn't be surprised to see both become sprawling franchises over the coming years.  

It's also got big animated adaptations like Cowboy Bebop and The Last Airbender in the works, and more shows you'll definitely want to add to your Watch List. Ryan Murphy's Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story starring Evan Peters seems usps office open today to be a massive hit. Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are working on The Three-Body Problem, a Netflix sci-fi adaptation. A Resident Evil show starring Lance Reddick is in the works. 

This is just scratching the surface – and on the movie side, of the many things you've got to look forward to, the Russo brothers' Bond-esque spy thriller film The Gray Man with Ryan Gosling and Chris Evans is probably the big one. 

All of this should mean your subscription fees aren't wasted in the near future, whoever you back.

Netflix vs Amazon Prime Video: who wins?

If you can only afford one, it's Netflix. If you can afford two, it's both. 

The truth is, Amazon Prime membership is so reasonably priced for its range of benefits that you might not even think of it as a streaming service subscription. Netflix, though, with its prices creeping above $10 / £10 / AU$10 a month, requires amazon prime video streaming more considered purchase. 

Netflix is still where so much of the TV we love is landing – even if 2021 has been a quieter year so far. Amazon Prime Video still feels like a secondary streaming service for us, in a lot of ways, and even with its prices creeping up, Netflix always has something to pique our interest.

In a year's time, though, who knows? Maybe Amazon's big investments in an entire movie studio and a series based on the works of JRR Tolkien will put it in pole position. 

For now, Netflix's investment in content is paying off. But Amazon prime video streaming seems unlikely to settle for second place.

Samuel is TechRadar's Senior Entertainment Editor, and an expert in Marvel, Star Wars, Netflix shows and general streaming stuff. He's previously spent six years at PC Gamer, too, so if you want to know which Command & Conquer is the best one, drop him a line.

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