But one area that many people aren’t aware of is AmazonChannels, a subsection of Amazon Prime Video. With Amazon Prime, get access to an extensive library of on-demand movies and shows, and additional entertainment with AmazonChannels.
AmazonChannels are third-party channels that are available for an extra fee for Prime subscribers. Essentially, these channels expand your viewing options beyond what is already offered in Prime Video.
With Amazon Prime, get access to an extensive library of on-demand movies and shows, and additional entertainment with AmazonChannels. Channels included with AmazonChannels are sold in addition to your Amazon Prime subscription.
That means most streaming players (Roku, Apple TV, etc. There are so many new names and services, so many places to get TV shows and movies, and so many pricing options that figuring out which one's right for you is like an endless game of whack-a-mole.
Amazon Prime Video, included with your Prime free two-day shipping subscription, is yet another. Best known for its original series like the Marvelous Mrs. Maisey, Homecoming and Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan, it's also home to thousands of hours of TV shows and movies available you can stream immediately, similar to Netflix.
Now playing:Watch this: Live TV streaming services for cord cutters: How to choose... If that selection of prime video isn't enough, Amazon lets you add more channels for additional monthly fees.
They're optional add-ons for Prime subscribers, for an additional monthly fee, that provide on-demand or live-streaming access to TV shows, movies and other video content from a provider. Subscribers can access the content from all compatible Prime Video devices, including via the Amazon Prime Video app on smart TVs and media streamers, Android and iOS phones and tablets, computers and Amazon's own Fire TV devices and Fire tablets.
Amazon also excludes access to users previously invited to share shipping benefits with a Prime member. Amazon has more than 100 different channels, and many of them are a small specialty channels that fit into genres like Kids, British, Fitness, Comedy, Romance, LGBTQ and so on.
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A March 21 report says that Apple's upcoming TV service could offer the kinds of discounts PrimeChannels currently lacks. Some services like Brit box, Acorn TV and CuriosityStream offer yearly discounts that aren't available on Prime channels.
Amazon The main benefit for using PrimeChannels is that they provide one place -- the Prime Video app, or Fire tablet or Fire TV itself -- to access content from multiple providers. Content from channels is also often included in Amazon's search indexes, making it easier to find on Fire TV devices or via Alexa voice search.
In general the PBS PrimeChannels have a larger selection and more current episodes than the free alternatives. Boasting an expansive content library and a robust selection of original programming, Amazon Prime Video stakes its claim as one of the top streaming services.
Amazon Prime Video is an over-the-top (Out) streaming service that gives you access to video-on-demand (VoD) content with a monthly or annual subscription. This standalone subscription for non-members will give you access to Prime Video content and channels, but none of the other shopping perks that come with an Amazon Prime membership.
These Prime Video channels provide you with the perfect solution to explore more content based on your specific interests because you get to choose from a wide range of categories. It also comes with popular movie titles such as Blade Runner: The Final Cut, Grease 2, Sabrina, The Baby-Sitters Club, and The Firm.
This channel provides hundreds of original and exclusive documentaries on a wide range of topics, including civilization, crime, history, nature, science, and technology. Some of the most popular programs on the channel right now include Dangerous Borders, Hidden Killers, Secrets of the Solar System, The Story of Math, and Today in Africa.
And you can even find documentaries featuring big names like David Attenborough, Nick Offer man, and Richard Hammond. For instance, the channel offers yoga videos for people with limited mobility and exercises to relieve body aches.
This gives you ad-free access to hit TV series and movies across multiple genres as well as critically-acclaimed original HBO programming. Some of the most popular titles on this channel include Band of Brothers, Boardwalk Empire, Game of Thrones, The Sopranos, The Wire, True Blood, and West world.
This includes animated shows for young kids such as Dinosaur Train, Hero Elementary, Odd Squad, and Zooboomafoo. If you’re looking for more iconic titles, PBS Kids doesn’t disappoint either with classics like Arthur, Carillon, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, and The Bernstein Bears.
If you can’t get enough of addictive SHOWTIME series like Billions, Chi, Ray Donovan, and Shameless, you could add the channel to your Prime Video subscription. For an additional $10.99/mo., SHOWTIME gives you ad-free access to hit originals and popular TV series as well as iconic and recently-released movies.
This includes programming like Courtside, Sports Confidential, The Football Review, The Immortals, and Total Combat Presents ONE Championship. The on-demand content lineup includes popular titles like A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, Coraline, Napoleon Dynamite, Scarface, Venom, and Zombie land: Double Tap.
Available for just $2.99/mo., this channel gives you access to intriguing and informative food-related programming that will show you how to cook or help you discover the stories behind popular cuisines and dishes. So you can binge on shows like All the Pizza, Day of Gluttony, Nadia’s Family Favorites, Quest for the Fest, and The Tale of Kitty Ratio.
While you don’t have the option to get an ad-free version of Amazon Prime Video, some third-party channels it offers will have premium streaming capabilities. Adding these channels to your Prime Video subscription makes it easier to keep all your streaming services in one place so you can easily manage and access them.
These devices not only provide excellent streaming quality, but they also make it easier to manage all your Amazon subscriptions while putting the company’s services front and center. But although some of these channels provide a fair bit of live programming such as news and shows, they don’t exactly have a lot of sports broadcasts.
So sports fans might be unable to catch their favorite team live and in action through these Prime Video channels. For those who don’t need sports programming, it might be worth cutting the cord for Amazon Prime Video, especially if you add channels that offer live content such as CBS All Access and Star.
Reviewed by Lisa Milton Most people probably don't think of Amazon when considering premium TV channel subscriptions. With more and more people cutting the cable cord and moving to streaming services, Amazon Prime Video is an excellent option to get your favorite premium channels in one place.
If you already have a Prime account, you can add networks like HBO and Showtime to Amazon's already expansive lineup. Life wire / Chelsea Damask Follow these steps to add premium channels to your Amazon Prime subscription.
Mouse over Account & Lists in the upper right corner of your screen, then select Sign in. When you arrive at the Amazon sign in page, enter your account username and password.
Amazon will take you to a splash page with information regarding the channel you selected, including the pricing info. More importantly, the page contains a link to sign up for the channel and begin your free trial, if available.
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