Amazon Takes on Netflix, Hulu With Standalone Video Streaming Service


Amazon is taking on Netflix and Hulu with a standalone video streaming service.

Customers can now pay $8.99 a month to watch Amazon’s Prime video streaming service. Previously, the only way to watch Prime videos was to pay $99 a year for Prime membership, which includes free two-day shipping on items sold by the site. The video-only option won’t come with any free shipping perks.

At $8.99 a month, Amazon’s streaming service is $1 less than Netflix, and $1 more than Hulu.

Amazon is also offering a new pay-as-you-go option for its full Prime membership that costs $10.99 a month.

SOURCE: The Associated Press