New Content Comes to Amazon Video

December 8, 2015, 5:37 PM UTC
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Amazon is adding another feature to its Prime membership: subscription-based television programming.

Called the “Streaming Partners Program,” Amazon is allowing its Prime members to add television networks, such as Showtime and Starz, for an added fee, according to Variety. Those subscriptions come at a cost of $8.99 per month.

There are 20 partners joining the new program, which includes the Lifetime Movie Club, Comedy Central’s Standup+ Service, Acorn TV, the Dove Channel, IndieFlix and Ring TV Boxing.

“The way people watch TV is changing, and customers need an easier way to subscribe to and enjoy multiple streaming subscriptions,” said Michael Paull, vice president of digital video at Amazon, in a statement. “With the Streaming Partners Program, we’re making it easy for video providers to reach highly engaged Prime members, many of whom are already frequent streamers, and we’re making it easier for viewers to watch their favorite shows and channels.”

Earlier in December, Amazon launched a restaurant delivery program in Baltimore, it’s first location on the East Coast.


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