Two-Fifths of American Households Now Use Video Streaming Services

A new report by the media measurement organization Nielsen reveals that more than two-in-five American households now subscribe to an online video streaming service such as Netflix or Amazon Prime. » 3/12/15 6:20am 3/12/15 6:20am

​What Have You Stopped Buying In Stores Because of Amazon?

There was a time in my life where, when I needed something, I'd pop on down to the local big box retailer and pick it up. Now I don't. Now I have Amazon Prime. It's been years since I've bought shaving soap in person. Is that weird? » 2/18/15 5:55pm 2/18/15 5:55pm

The $72 Amazon Prime Deal is Live, Even For Existing Subscribers!

As promised, Amazon is selling 1-year memberships to Amazon Prime for just $72 right now (down from $99) in celebration of the 72nd Annual Golden Globes. Plus, everyone can also stream the award-winning Transparent for free today, even without a membership. I've watched it, and can't think of a better way to spend… » 1/23/15 11:59pm 1/23/15 11:59pm

The Always Up To Date Guide To Amazon Prime Benefits

Amazon has added so many benefits to Prime that they're starting to get hard to keep track of, so we're going to round them up for you, and update this post as new ones roll out. Sadly we can't list drone delivery as a perk just yet. » 1/23/15 3:00pm 1/23/15 3:00pm

Woody Allen's First Ever Television Series Is an Amazon Prime Exclusive

Now that Amazon's managed to churn out some non-terrible original content of its own with Transparent, it's looking to make a quality half-hour comedy. And apparently, Woody Allen's going to be the one to make that happen with his first television series ever. » 1/13/15 9:30am 1/13/15 9:30am

Start Your Free Amazon Prime Trial Today For Holiday Shopping

Amazon Prime, the best deal in tech, somehow keeps getting better, having added music streaming, photo storage, HBO, and potential expansion to other retailers. You'll be able to use Prime shipping to get all your new stuff to your door as fast as possible, but we're actually more interested in the exclusive deals… » 11/24/14 8:00am 11/24/14 8:00am

Report: Amazon's Ad-Supported Streaming Service Is a Done Deal

Today in things Amazon might be working on: first, a travel site, and now, according to the New York Post, an ad-supported streaming video network. This has been previously rumored, but the Post is saying it's a done deal. » 11/21/14 9:28am 11/21/14 9:28am

Your Next Amazon Prime Delivery Might Arrive By... Taxi?

Forget drones, Amazon has been experimenting with a far more innovative method of providing same-day delivery to its customers. As part of a new pilot program, it turns out that one of the most efficient methods of getting packages to doorsteps are good old-fashioned yellow taxis. » 11/05/14 2:49pm 11/05/14 2:49pm

Amazon Fresh's Same-Day Delivery to Lazies Continues NYC Metro Creep

After a soft launch in a Brooklyn neighborhood, more New Yorkers can now order Amazon Fresh. For a limited time, Amazon Prime members in certain ZIP codes will be able to get free same-day delivery of over 500,000 goods, including groceries, electronics, and items from local vendors. But there's still a ways to go. » 11/05/14 11:02am 11/05/14 11:02am

Amazon Prime's Free Shipping Is Coming to Other Sites

Amazon Prime is the best deal in tech. And today, the world's largest store gave us not one but two new reasons why. Now, Amazon Prime members will enjoy free, next-day shipping on a number of partner sites. » 11/04/14 6:57pm 11/04/14 6:57pm

Transparent: Another Reason Amazon Prime Is the Best

Lately, Amazon's been doing whatever it can to get you to sign up for Amazon Prime, which we've long said is one of the best tech deals around. If you still needed an excuse to sign up, here's a very good one: Amazon's new original series Transparent, which I happily binge-watched all weekend. » 9/29/14 9:00pm 9/29/14 9:00pm

What Bad Movies Have You Streamed Online That You Secretly Love?

We spend a lot of time talking about all the great films that are always a quick click away on our particular streaming platform of choice—and rightfully so. Hulu, Netflix, and Amazon Prime do an admirable job of curating a rotating cast of blockbusters, art house sweethearts and critic-praising cinema. But to be… » 9/28/14 3:00pm 9/28/14 3:00pm

AT&T's $40 Internet, HBO and Amazon Prime Plan Is One Hell of a Deal

In the quest to entice us into their cord-tethered grasps, cable companies will come up with anything to win us over. But AT&T might have struck upon the first truly innovative deal: Broadband, plus HBO, and a year's subscription to Amazon Prime. For only $39 per month. » 9/22/14 5:02pm 9/22/14 5:02pm

NYC, Philly, DC and More Can Get Same-Day Amazon Delivery Now

Incredibly lazy? Physically bonded to your couch? Chronically last-minute? Amazon's got your back—as long as you live in one of the six cities that just gained same-day delivery. » 8/06/14 11:26am 8/06/14 11:26am

Amazon Prime, the Best Deal in Tech, Just Keeps Getting Better

For years we've been saying that an Amazon Prime subscription is simply the best deal in tech. You get so darn much for your money that you'd be crazy not subscribe. And in the few months since we last said it, Prime has only become a better deal, thanks to new services like today's unveiling of Prime Music. » 6/12/14 4:40pm 6/12/14 4:40pm

Amazon Prime Music: One Million Songs, Free For Prime Subscribers

Here comes Prime Music, a free service for Amazon Prime subscribers with over a million songs available for streaming and cached download. Amazon Prime was already an amazing deal—perhaps the best in all of tech—and today, it's getting even better. » 6/12/14 6:12am 6/12/14 6:12am

Amazon Prime Folks Can Watch HBO Shows Starting Today

Last month Amazon and HBO announced a deal that would give Amazon Prime members access to HBO content without an HBO membership. Today the first batch of shows are available on Amazon. » 5/21/14 9:23am 5/21/14 9:23am

Why the HBO-Amazon Deal Is Good for Everyone (Except Netflix)

HBO and Amazon just put a ring on it with a giant, multi-year deal that will put HBO originals on Amazon Prime exclusively. Woooooo! That means you don't need an HBO subscription to watch old episodes of everything from the Wire to Eastbound & Down. And in this game of everything-but-Game-of-Thrones, everyone wins;… » 4/23/14 12:20pm 4/23/14 12:20pm

HBO Is Bringing a Ton of Its Shows to Amazon Prime

Amazon just announced an agreement that makes Prime Instant Video the only place you can watch HBO originals online without an HBO subscription. Starting May 21st, Prime members will get exclusive, unlimited streaming access to pretty much every HBO original you're interested in except Game of Thrones. » 4/23/14 9:10am 4/23/14 9:10am

Kindle Fire HD and HDX On Sale, With Bonus Discounts For Prime Members

Amazon is running another promo on their Kindle Fire HD line, but today they're taking things a step further by tacking on an additional 10% off for Prime Members. Here's a free trial. » 4/14/14 6:22pm 4/14/14 6:22pm