Amazon Prime has long been offered with a yearly subscription, but for those that aren’t sure that they want to commit to a full year, Amazon now offers monthly Prime subscriptions.
Amazon Prime is now available with a monthly subscription for $10.99, which works out to $131.88 for one year. To compare, a yearly Amazon Prime subscription is $99. Amazon today also launched a monthly Amazon Prime Video subscription for $8.99 per month that’ll get you access to the company’s library of streaming video.
Amazon does offer free 30-day trials of Prime to new members, but after that, you’d previously have to give up Prime or pony up $99 for a full year. Now you can continue to try Prime on a monthly basis to see if it fits your needs before committing to a full year.
As for the monthly Prime Video subscription, it looks like Amazon is ready to go head-to-head with Netflix and Hulu, which cost $9.99 per month and $7.99 per month, respectively. Amazon has been building its video library and launching original shows, like the Transparent and Catastrophe, and now it’s taking its battle with Netflix and Hulu a step further by offering a standalone video subscription of its own.