Published: Wed, November 15, 2017
Entertaiment | By Lawrence Myers

Amazon is working on a free version of Prime Video with ads

Amazon is working on a free version of Prime Video with ads

In yet another move that could bring it more squarely into competition with YouTube, Amazon is reportedly developing an ad-supported video service that would function as a free complement to its Prime Video subscription offering. A new venue like a free version of Prime may well hold some appeal as networks look to stay relevant with younger, cord-averse viewers, but if Silicon Valley's track record is any indication for the future, the promising potential of such arrangements could well turn into an existential threat.

Fifty-six percent of those co-viewing OTT programming said they regularly talk about the brands they see while watching television. The entire concept just seems like a departure from the grand ideas that Amazon typically prides itself on.

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"One is paid by the customer and they bypass the ads". Speaking of Facebook, the social media behemoth recently introduced Watch, a new section of its website and app dedicated to longer-form videos and original series.

While ad-supported streaming sounds an terrible lot like regular television watched on a website or app rather than via a cable box, Amazon is experimenting with different payment systems to woo potential advertisers. Amazon has experimented with advertisements for streaming video before. And according to a new report, that's exactly what Amazon is setting out to do.

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That's a reasonable assumption, he told the E-Commerce Times, although he noted that he had no inside information to corroborate the report. Back in 2014, the company was also rumored to be working on a very similar project - that is, a free video service that sits alongside the existing Prime Video offering that's bundled with an annual Prime Membership.

The e-tail giant is the second largest subscription video on demand service provider in the USA, second only to Netflix. While Netflix continues to be my first stop for something to watch on a lazy evening, Amazon tends to fill in a lot of gaps. "This should add users for them, and help them gain in terms of their position with Netflix". He has written for Reuters, Bloomberg, Crain's New York Business and The New York Times.

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