Amazon will reportedly launch a free video streaming service (replace: Amazon says no)

Amazon will reportedly launch a free video streaming service (update: Amazon says no)

All indicators level to Amazon revealing its set-prime field in New York Metropolis subsequent week, however that is only one a part of its large media onslaught. In response to a recent report from the Wall Road Journal, the e-commerce big will ultimately launch a free, advert-supported service that’ll permit its clients to stream tv exhibits and music movies for the low, low worth of $zero. The caveat? It is all advert-supported, so be ready to let your eyes glaze over every now and then.

The large query right here is how a lot content material will probably be out there free of charge. Sources advised the Journal that clients can doubtless entry Amazon’s unique collection (assume “Betas”), with different licensed content material probably coming down the street. Do not anticipate an excessive amount of crossover between no matter that is and Amazon’s present Prime video service, although. It is within the firm’s greatest curiosity to save lots of the great things for the parents who shell out $ninety nine a yr, since they wind up shopping for greater than double what non-Prime clients do. Nonetheless, Amazon might have a killer mixture on its palms. If it could possibly nab an honest number of licensed collection and flicks and make it out there on an aggressively priced streaming gewgaw, the corporate has a strong shot at taking the nation’s dwelling rooms by storm.

Replace: Amazon spokeswoman Shelly Fouts tells Selection and the Affiliate Press that the corporate has “no plans to supply a free streaming-media service.” Definitive sufficient for you?

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