According to a report from The Information (paywalled), Amazon is considering launching an internet offering to European customers, which it may bundle as part of Prime.
Prime, the $99 subscription service, offers free two-day shipping for all subscribers as well as a handful of additional benefits, one of which is access to its considerable catalog of TV shows and films, including original content. Amazon has also been linked to talks of providing a cable-like experience with streaming television, much like PlayStation Vue, or Sling.
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It doesn’t seem the talks have made much headway. For now, you’ll just have to focus on a growing catalog of TV reruns and movies. Or, do yourself a favor and catch some of the company’s best original series’, like: ‘Mozart in the Jungle,’ ‘Transparent,’ or ‘Bosch.’
You can thank me later.
Although few details are available, the new internet service would allow Amazon to bundle Prime with a fast internet connection to better serve its streaming video customers. It’s not clear at this time what the plan is moving forward.