Amazon is now offering monthly subscription plans for its Prime service, which is available for $10.99 a month. The retailer is also targeting Netflix by making Prime Video available as a standalone service for $8.99 a month.
A yearly subscription of Prime costs $99, which includes full access to Prime Video. Opting for the monthly route will set you back $131.88 over the course of a year, or 25% more than the annual subscription fee. If you are looking to avail the benefits on offer with Prime — such as free two-day shipping — and not be tied down to a yearly commitment, the new plans are worthy of consideration, especially as you can enable and disable the service as you see fit.
The monthly subscription plans will be available to customers in the U.S. from later tonight, according to CNNMoney.