1. Amazon Prime Video, like most streaming services, will be introducing a paid ad-free version in the near future. Currently, the service does not have ads except for quick commercials before shows start.
2. The ad-free option is currently included in Amazon Prime memberships, but users will soon have to pay an additional $3 per month to access shows and movies without ads.
3. The introduction of an ad-supported option is becoming the norm in the world of streaming, with even services like Disney+ and Netflix offering ad-supported options.
4. The implementation of the paid ad-free option in Prime Video is expected to happen in 2024, with an exact date yet to be announced. Prime Video is a major reason why people sign up for Prime memberships.
Amazon Prime Video to Introduce Ad-Free Version for a Fee in 2024
Just about every streaming service offers an ad-free version at an additional cost, and now Amazon’s Prime Video is joining the list. Currently, Prime Video only features quick commercials for its own shows before a show starts, which last about 10-30 seconds. This feature is currently free for Prime members. However, starting in 2024, users will have to pay an extra $3 a month to enjoy ad-free streaming.
The introduction of an ad-free version of Prime Video will impact both Prime subscribers and those who solely use Prime Video. If you are a Prime member, expect a $3 increase in your monthly membership fee if you wish to avoid ads. For those who only subscribe to Prime Video, the price will be going up from $8.99 to $11.99 per month.
While an exact date for the change has not been announced, reports suggest that it will be implemented sometime in 2024. According to Amazon CEO Andy Jassy, Prime Video is the second most popular reason for people to sign up for Prime memberships. It is likely that the ad-free version will be rolled out in the early months of the year. As the official announcement has been made, users should anticipate receiving emails from Amazon regarding this change and the exact date of its implementation.