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Amazon Prime Video to Start Showing Ads Early Next Year

Amazon Prime Video, one of the most popular streaming services in the world, will start showing ads early next year. The company says it will offer an ad-free tier for an additional $3 per month to Prime members.

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The company announced the move today, saying that it will offer an ad-free tier for an additional $3 per month to Prime members.

Users in the U.S., U.K., Germany, and Canada will start seeing ads in early 2024, with users in France, Italy, Spain, and Mexico starting to see ads later in the year. Amazon says that it will show fewer ads than linear TV and other streaming TV providers, and that it will use targeted advertising to show users ads that are relevant to them.

The move to introduce ads to Prime Video is part of Amazon's broader effort to increase its revenue from streaming. The company has been investing heavily in original content in recent years, and it is now looking for ways to monetize that content more effectively.

The introduction of ads to Prime Video is likely to be met with mixed reactions from users. Some users may be willing to pay an additional $3 per month for an ad-free experience, while others may be turned off by the idea of seeing ads on a service that they already pay for.

However, it is important to note that Amazon is not the first streaming service to introduce ads. Netflix and Disney+ both introduced ad-supported tiers last year, and other streaming services, such as Hulu and HBO Max, already offer ad-supported tiers.

It remains to be seen how successful Amazon will be in monetizing Prime Video through ads. However, the move is a sign that the company is serious about streaming and that it is looking for ways to increase its revenue from the service.

In addition to the introduction of ads, Amazon is also making other changes to Prime Video. The company recently announced that it will be launching a new live TV service and that it will be adding more original content to the service in the coming months.

Amazon Prime Video is one of the most popular streaming services in the world, with over 200 million subscribers. The service offers a wide variety of TV shows and movies, including original programming, licensed content, and live TV.

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