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Amazon will reportedly launch free video streaming service

Amazon Free Streaming Service

Between a rumored set-top box and the evolving price of Prime, Amazon has been making headlines on a daily basis. Now The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Amazon will shake things up once again with an ad-supported media service which will stream TV shows and music videos for free. The new service apparently will not require a Prime subscription, but rather takes a page from Hulu, offering original and licensed programming free of charge. Considering the myriad projects Amazon has been rumored to be producing as of late, from a game console to a smartphone, a streaming service doesn’t sound too far-fetched. As expected, Amazon was unwilling to comment on the report, but we might hear something about the service as early as next week, when Amazon debuts its Chromecast competitor.

Jacob started covering video games and technology in college as a hobby, but it quickly became clear to him that this was what he wanted to do for a living. He currently resides in New York writing for BGR. His previously published work can be found on TechHive, VentureBeat and Game Rant.