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Amazon’s new Prime TV service lets you subscribe to Showtime, Starz and more without a cable plan

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Amazon surprised its customers on Tuesday, launching a brand new feature for its Amazon Prime video streaming service: access to premium TV networks. The new service kicks off only days after a report claimed that Amazon is looking to up the ante in its bid to better compete against Netflix, Hulu and other online streaming programs.

In other words, it might be better than ever to subscribe to Amazon Prime in light of the new bundled programming, though new content channels will still require separate subscriptions.

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Amazon partnered up with a bunch of networks that will offer Prime subscribers additional content, and you can trial them all free of charge for 7, 14 or 30 days (depending on the channel). After that, you’ll have to pay $99/year for the Amazon Prime subscription, and a monthly fee for each independent service you add to your account.

Here’s what each of these additional TV network subscriptions will cost when purchased directly from Amazon – prices range from $2.99 per month to $9.95 per month:

  • Showtime: $8.99/month
  • Starz: $8.99/month
  • Comedy Central Stand-up Plus: $3.99/month
  • Acorn TV: $4.99/month
  • LifeTime Movie Club: $3.99/month
  • Gaia: $9.95/month
  • Ello Concerts. : $7.99/month
  • DramaFever Instant: $3.99/month
  • Shudder: $4.99/month
  • CuriosityStream: $5.99/month
  • HooplaKidz: $5.99/month
  • ScreenJunkies: $4.99/month
  • ConTV: $4.99/month
  • Tribeca Shortlist: $4.99/month
  • SundanceNow Doc Club: $6.99/month
  • IndieFlix Shorts: $2.99/month
  • Film Forum: $2.99/month
  • Cinefest: $4.99/month
  • Acacia TV: $6.99/month
  • RingTV : $2.99/month
  • Dove Channel: $2.99/month
  • UMC: $4.99/month
  • Monsters and Nightmares: $2.99/month
  • Fear Factory: $2.99/month
  • Warriors and Gangsters: $2.99/month

Visit this link to learn more details about Amazon’s extended Prime streaming service.

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he closely follows the events in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises. Outside of work, you’ll catch him streaming almost every new movie and TV show release as soon as it's available.