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Amazon Prime gets Showtime, Starz and other subscription options

by Jacob Kleinman | December 8, 2015December 8, 2015 3:00 pm PDT

Amazon is starting to show us its weapons in the war against Netflix. Starting now, Amazon Prime subscribers can up for subscriptions to video services like Showtime, Starz and AMC, even without a cable subscription.

The biggest advantage to Amazon’s new offer is probably the discounts. For example, you can subscribe to Showtime for just $9 per month instead of the usual $11. The company is also including free trials and easy cancellation for each subscription.

It’s worth noting that Hulu already offers something similar with Showtime for the same price. However, Amazon seems to be going a step further by turning Prime into a platform where you can manage multiple video streaming subscriptions.

The new service is launching with a decent variety of options, and we assume even more will join later on. Here’s the full list for now:

SHOWTIME, STARZ, A+E Network (Lifetime Movie Club), AMC (Shudder and SundanceNow Doc Club), Gaia, RLJ Entertainment (Acorn TV, Urban Movie Channel, Acacia TV), DramaFever (DramaFever Instant), Tribeca Short List, Cinedigm (Dove Channel, Docurama, CONtv), Smithsonian (Smithsonian Earth), IndieFlix (IndieFlix Shorts), Curiosity Stream, Qello, FlixFling (Cinefest, Nature Vision, Warriors and Gangsters, Dox, Monsters and Nightmares), BroadbandTV (Hooplakidz Plus), DEFY Media (ScreenJunkies Plus), Gravitas (Film Forum, Daring Docs, Fear Factory), and Ring TV Boxing.

You can hit the source link below to explore the new service yourself and start adding subscriptions to your Prime account.


Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...