If you’re a member of Amazon Prime and you have a compatible television, Blu-Ray player, or set-top device, you’ll now get free streaming movies and TV shows for no additional charge.
Amazon Prime is a service from Amazon.com that gives members “free” two-day shipping with no minimum order for $79 per year. Today Amazon announced that they’re adding the streaming video as a new, additional benefit to members.
I haven’t shelled out the money for Amazon Prime, but I have heard from members who say they’re able to save quite a bit on their shopping because of it. You’ll want to weigh the cost for yourself. But take note: Amazon does not say that every movie or TV show is free. What it says, specifically, is that you’ll get “unlimited, commercial-free, instant streaming of 5,000 movies and TV shows.”
My family occasionally uses Amazon’s instant video service through our compatible Blu-Ray device. It has the usual hiccups of streaming services, sometimes to the point of being annoying. But if you’ve been thinking of signing up for Prime anyway, this might be the extra incentive you needed.
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