Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Amazon Prime Membership Now Includes Unlimited Streaming of Over 5000 Movies & TV Shows

 I just read that Amazon Prime members now also get unlimited streaming for over 5000 movies and tv shows. It's by no means their entire catalog but it's an extra bonus for those of us who have Amazon Prime.

Amazon Prime is Amazon.com 's "prime" membership that provides you with FREE 2-day shipping on all items shipped by Amazon (not including those shipped from third parties). Prime memberships cost $79.99 a year, but you can share them with up to 4 people (so you may want to get some family members involved).

I signed up for a FREE trial of Amazon Prime last fall and forgot about it. We ended up getting billed for it but I haven't regretted it as it's come in very handy,  especially for my husband who decided to wait until the last minute to order Christmas presents. 

The list of movies that is available for FREE streaming appears to be along the lines of those available on Netflix (give or take a few hundred).  If you don't already have an Amazon PRIME membership, you can get a 1 Month FREE Trial and see what you think. 

You may want to take some time and compare it to Netflix offering.  You can get unlimited streaming on Netflix for just $7.99/month (with a 1 month free trial) or pay just $1 more a month and it includes their 1-at-a-time DVD plan, so you can always have a DVD on hand as well as watch streaming.

Since we already use our Amazon PRIME membership to save on Shipping we will be keeping it and will enjoy having the added benefit of an additional choice in streaming movies.  As I posted a week or so ago, we canceled our cable movie channels in favor of Netflix a while back and have found we didn't miss the movie channels at all and really enjoy the ability to watch the movies we want to see when we want to see them.

thanks Frugal Coupon Living

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