Amazon Prime is well known for getting users free, two-day shipping for $79 per year. A slightly less known feature is that it grants you access to Prime Instant Video, a free streaming service for thousands of movies and TV shows that is almost on-par with Netflix. Not only is Amazon Prime cheaper annually, you can rent movies digitally if they aren’t free, whereas with Netflix you’d have to order a physical copy.
It seems everyone is doling out $7.99 per month for the privilege of Netflix, that glimmering portal to instant TV marathons and endless movies. Everyone and their mother has written a list of the best titles streaming on Netflix right this very minute (and those that just got purged). But what if I told you there was a cheaper way? Enter Amazon Prime. It’s primarily known for getting you free two-day shipping on Amazon.com for $79 per year. But it also comes with Prime Instant Video, a free streaming service for thousands of movies and TV shows that comes under the umbrella of its Video on Demand service: Amazon Instant Video. In other words, it’s Netflix but combined with a shipping service that is actually useful for life in the real world. And it’s cheaper than Netflix at a little less than $7 per month.