DreamWorksTV debuts its first streaming service on Amazon Channels

DreamWorksTV has just launched their first over-the-top streaming service as a new Amazon Channel, according to TechCrunch. The channel, target at kids ages 6 through 12, is available to Prime members for $4.99 per month after a 7-day free trial and offers exclusive originals only available through Amazon. Read more ›

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Amazon adds Channel Guide to Fire TV devices for live content from Amazon Channels

Amazon has brought several UI elements found previously only on Fire TV Edition televisions to all Fire TV devices. These new interfaces include an On Now row on the home screen and a new Channel Guide. While they’re used for over-the-air channels on televisions running Fire OS, they’re being made available on Fire TV devices to make it easier to see what is currently streaming live and what will be streaming live through select Amazon Channels. Read more ›

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Amazon’s seperate Anime Strike channel shuts down and gets incorporated into Prime Video

Just shy of a year after it debuted, Amazon’s first branded channel Anime Strike has shut down, as first spotted by Kotaku. The exclusively licensed anime shows and movies that were part of the channel, which used to cost $4.99 per month to access, are now included for free with a Prime membership. When Anime Strike launched, Fire TV owners did not have access to Crunchyroll, the most popular anime streaming service. Anime Strike may have been already been dead in the water when a Crunchyroll app arrived a couple months after Amazon’s channel debuted. The Bollywood channel Heera has also seen the same fate and has been integrated into Prime Video.

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CBS All Access is now available as an Amazon Channel

Amazon has just added a major network to their Amazon Channels a la carte TV subscription service. Prime members can now subscribe to CBS All Access and have access to all of CBS’s content, including their back catalogue, directly through Amazon Video. Customers in select markets will also be able to view live programing, including NFL games. A subscription to CBS costs $9.99 per month, which is the same price you’d pay directly through CBS for their commercial-free subscription. Interestingly, Amazon says they’ll support the less expensive $5.99 per month ad-supported subscription to CBS in the coming months.

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Sports Illustrated TV to launch tomorrow exclusively on Amazon Channels

A new streaming service from Sports Illustrated called SI TV will be launching on November 16th exclusively on Amazon Channels. The service will cost $4.99 per month after a 7-day free trial and will focus on sports storytelling through movies, documentaries, and talk shows, instead of broadcasting live games and highlight/recap shows like most sports networks. Read more ›

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Amazon Channel subscriptions can now be used to activate streaming apps

Subscribing to a streaming service through Amazon Channels, as opposed to subscribing directly with the service itself, has certain advantages, such as a single place to manage subscriptions and better integration with the Amazon Fire TV. However, one big disadvantage has been the lack of access to standalone apps, like HBO Now and Showtime Anytime, when subscribing through Amazon Channels. That is starting to change because some services have started including Amazon Channels in their list of service providers that can be used to activate their standalone apps. Read more ›

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Amazon Channels launch in the UK and Germany

Amazon has just launched their à la carte channels video service in the UK and Germany. Prime members in both of those countries can now expand their lineup of video content through individual channel subscriptions, ranging from £1.49/1,99€ to £9.99/7,99€ each. Many of the available networks, such as Discovery in the UK, have never before been available without subscribing to a larger cable package. There are 41 available Amazon Channels in the UK and 26 available channels in Germany. Each channel offers a free trial period of 7-30 days and can easily be canceled online in a few clicks.

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Anime Strike is Amazon’s first branded subscription channel

Anime Strike is the latest Amazon Channel being made available for Prime members to expand their Amazon Video library. It offers over 1,000 anime series episodes and movies for $4.99 per month. The notable difference between this new Amazon Channel and the 100+ channels that came before it is this is the first one branded and created by Amazon itself. While all other Amazon Channels originated as stand-alone networks and streaming services that were being made available through Amazon Video, Anime Strike is curated by Amazon. Read more ›

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HBO and Cinemax added as latest new Amazon Channels


HBO and Cinemax have just arrived as the latest new Amazon Channels. This marks the first time Cinemax content is being made available on the Fire TV. The HBO subscription will run you $14.99 per month, while Cinemax will cost $9.99 per month. Both subscriptions come with a 30-day free trial. The main advantage to subscribing through Amazon Channels, versus subscribing directly and using an app like HBO Now, is having all content natively available within the Fire TV interface and streamed directly by Amazon. Another perk is the incredibly simple 3-step online cancellation process, which makes managing subscriptions on a month-by-month basis easy, as well as having everything on a single bill. Amazon Channels have grown to over 80 different video subscriptions since the feature launched a year ago.

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Best of British TV is the newest Amazon Channel available to Prime members


Best of British TV has just been added as the newest Amazon Channel. The subscription will, at the moment, give you access to 12 British movies and 9 British TV shows, which make up just over 50 individual episodes. This content will run you $3.99 per month and comes with a 7-day free trial.

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