Amazon Prime To Add TV Shows From A&E, Bio, History And Lifetime

By Kelly West 2013-01-04 09:18:45 discussion comments
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Clear your schedules Amazon Prime subscribers. The internet store's subscription service has reportedly inked a deal with A+E Networks to include their series on the site's Prime streaming video service. For paying subscribers of Amazon Prime, that means the opportunity to marathon all of the Dance Moms and Storage Wars they can handle.

Variety posted the news, stating that Amazon inked a deal with A+E Networks, which would allow the service to include prior seasons of shows like Pawn Stars, Storage Wars and Dance Moms from A&E, Bio, History and Lifetime.

For the low price of $79 a year (that comes to less than $7 a month), Prime subscribers get free 2-Day shipping on all Prime eligible products and the option to upgrade to one-day shipping for $3.99, access to the Kindle Owners' Lending Library (Kindle-owning Prime subscribers can borrow one book from the KOLL selection of books per month) and access to Prime Instant Videos, which works like Netflix in allowing unlimited streaming of Amazon Prime's selection of videos through various devices and Amazon apps. That selection continues to grow, including a number of titles also available on Netflix and some that aren't. For example, I just got caught up on Seasons 1 and 2 of Downton Abbey via Amazon Prime. Netflix only has the first season available streaming right now.

Coming off the holiday season, I'm feeling especially grateful for Amazon Prime for the speedy shipping option, and it's always good to hear that Amazon's adding to their streaming video library. The more watchable content they add, the more subscribers get from their $79/year. Reports only name a handful of series that would be included in this deal, and there's no word on exactly when the shows will become available, but hopefully that happens soon and we'll have a better idea of what new programming Amazon Prime is offering.
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