Amazon Prime


Amazon vastly extends music streaming for Prime members

Amazon is extending its role as a super-aggregator of multiple sources of content in its own right by expanding its Amazon Music offering for Prime members in the US. Amazon Music is now offering a catalogue of about 100 million songs – up from two million previously – and a variety of the most popular podcasts […]

Amazon Prime gets price hike across Europe

Amazon has announced a price increase for its Prime subscription in Europe. Starting on September 15, Prime subscriptions across Europe will increase by varying amounts across the continent, with the price increasing by up to 43%. The smallest proportional increase of 20% will be applied in the UK where the price will increase from £79 […]

Amazon Prime at 200 million subscribers

Amazon has amassed 200 million Prime subscribers globally, the company has revealed. Announced in a shareholder’s letter, CEO Jeff Bezos revealed the milestone, with the company increasing its subscriber base by 25% (50 million) over the past year.  The CEO wrote: “We have 200 million Prime members, for a total in 2020 of US$126 billion […]

Amazon Prime hits 150 million users

Amazon Prime now has 150 million members worldwide, the company has announced.  Confirming the figures in its Q4 results, CEO Jeff Bezos said: “Prime membership continues to get better for customers year after year. And customers are responding – more people joined Prime this quarter than ever before, and we now have over 150 million […]

Prime Video added to RCN, Grande and Wave TiVo set top boxes

US operators RCN, Grande and Wave, have added the Amazon Prime Video app to their TiVo set-top boxes.  Users with an Amazon Prime membership can add the Prime Video app to their TiVo devices at no extra cost. The app joins an expanding roster of VOD services such as Netflix, HBO GO and Hulu.  Chris […]

Amazon and Vodafone Spain kick off ‘pioneering’ Prime collaboration

Amazon and Vodafone España have kicked off what Vodafone describes as a “pioneering agreement” that will see the operator include a subscription to Amazon Prime in its Serielovers TV pack. From today all Serielovers subscribers will have access to Amazon Prime Video as part of their subscription, giving them access to content including The Marvelous […]

Amazon to broadcast ‘Twitch Sells Out’ on Prime Day 15-16 July

Amazon-owned Twitch is to broadcast an Amazon Prime Day TV channel for the event. The channel, which apes the style of shopping channels such as QVC, will run from 10am to 10pm PT on July 15-16.  On its blog, Twitch has said that it has “gone through every single item on sale for Prime Day […]

eMarketer: 51% of US households to take Amazon Prime in 2019

The number of Amazon Prime households in the US will reach 63.9 million this year, accounting for 51.3% of homes, according to eMarketer predictions. The research firm estimates that over a five-year period the number of Amazon Prime homes will have climbed from 52.1 million in 2017 (42.4%), to 71.7 million in 2021 (56.9% of […]

Vodafone Spain to offer Amazon Prime free for one year

Vodafone España is to give subscribers a year’s free subscription to Amazon Prime ahead of integrating Prime Video with its TV offering. Vodafone One customers and customers of Vodafone’s Red mobile plans will qualify for one year’s free subscription to Amazon Prime, valued at €36. Vodafone said that its customers would be able to enjoy […]

Amazon reveals most-binged Prime series of 2018

Amazon has revealed that Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan and Homecoming are its two most-binged Prime Original series of the year on a worldwide basis. Announcing its ‘Best of Prime 2018’ stats, the e-retail giant said that The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel was the most recognised Prime series of the year after it picked up eight Emmy Awards, including outstanding comedy series. In […]

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