Amazon Launches Streaming Partners Program with Options to Add Showtime, Starz, and More to Prime Subscriptions

Posted Tue Dec 8, 2015 at 10:45 AM PST by
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Prime members can now add more streaming services to their subscriptions.  

Amazon has announced the launch of their new Streaming Partners Program. The program allows Prime users to sign up for additional video platforms directly through their Prime membership, offering a more convenient way to manage their video services.

"The way people watch TV is changing, and customers need an easier way to subscribe to and enjoy multiple streaming subscriptions," said Michael Paull, Vice President of Digital Video at Amazon. "With the Streaming Partners Program, we’re making it easy for video providers to reach highly engaged Prime members, many of whom are already frequent streamers, and we’re making it easier for viewers to watch their favorite shows and channels."

The Amazon Prime Streaming Partners Program will handle subscriber acquisition, billing, customer service, and compatibility for its various streaming partners. Likewise, the program offers free trials, special pricing, one-account convenience, the latest content, a unified watchlist, IMDB X-Ray, and unified search and voice search (on Fire TV) for Prime viewers who sign up for additional streaming services through the system.

The initial lineup of streaming partners includes: 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 ListCinedigm (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.

Members can now browse available add-on subscriptions at Showtime and Starz add-ons currently cost just $9 per month.

Source: Amazon

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