Amazon Prime Video to start showing ads unless you pay an extra monthly fee

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edited 27 December 2023 at 2:53PM in TV MoneySaving
Amazon Prime Video will start showing adverts from 5 February 2024 unless you pay an extra £2.99 a month, the online giant has announced.

Amazon Prime Video to start showing ads unless you pay an extra monthly fee - here's what's happening

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  • Farway
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    I saw that, still unsure if I'll cough up or more likely wait & see how it goes. I use freevee on there, with ads, and find very few ads appear
    if it turns out like Now TV with trailers regardless of paying to opt out, then I'll be gone
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  • Neil_Jones
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    Farway said:
    if it turns out like Now TV with trailers regardless of paying to opt out, then I'll be gone

    Yeah, it tells you that will be the case on the website:
    https://help.nowtv.com/article/what-is-now-boost - "If you upgrade to Boost, you won't see ads when you watch on-demand shows, movies and sport. You'll still see promotional trailers for shows, movies and events you can access, as well as ads that appear on live channels."
  • prowla
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    So, you stay at your current rate (£8.99) and get a degraded service.
    Or you pay an extra 33% (£2.99) and still get a degraded service.
  • matelodave
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    Alternatively, decide that they can take a hike and you can save £8.99 and have more spare time as you wont be watching the telly as much  :)
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  • Farway said:
    I saw that, still unsure if I'll cough up or more likely wait & see how it goes. I use freevee on there, with ads, and find very few ads appear
    if it turns out like Now TV with trailers regardless of paying to opt out, then I'll be gone
    Prime already has trailers which are instantly skippable.
  • Farway
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    edited 30 December 2023 at 10:36AM
    Farway said:
    I saw that, still unsure if I'll cough up or more likely wait & see how it goes. I use freevee on there, with ads, and find very few ads appear
    if it turns out like Now TV with trailers regardless of paying to opt out, then I'll be gone
    Prime already has trailers which are instantly skippable.
    Agreed and I skip them, but NOW are not

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  • wild666
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    I cancelled a seven months before they increased the Prime subscription to £95. I recently got a free 30 day trial to get faster delivery on a couple of items I bought but cancelled it after a week. £35.88 to stop the adverts, I could see some cancel their £8.99 monthly subscription and people cancelling their yearly subscriptions if they add the adverts before the yearly subscription ends.
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  • Marvel1
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    I will always go for the cheapest option if that includes ads so be it, have way of not allowing them to interput a show/movie.
  • ImranQ
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    edited 3 January at 10:15AM
    wild666 said:
    I cancelled a seven months before they increased the Prime subscription to £95. I recently got a free 30 day trial to get faster delivery on a couple of items I bought but cancelled it after a week. £35.88 to stop the adverts, I could see some cancel their £8.99 monthly subscription and people cancelling their yearly subscriptions if they add the adverts before the yearly subscription ends.
    My Prime renews on 22 March. Just got an email saying that they will start showing Ads on my videos from 5th Feb. Umming about cancelling .. will see..
    Prime delivery is very useful in terms of quick delivery and they do have the occasional good show too (will be ruined by ads now) ... lots to weigh up..

    TBH wouldnt really be surprised if at some point if they start saying that Prime delivery will now be delayed by 1-2 days - you have to pay £3 extra per month for normal delivery (hoping their sales/marketing arent reading this!).
  • victor2
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    edited 3 January at 10:39AM
    I have never seen the benefit of Prime TV when you invariably find something you'd like to watch and you have to pay extra for it, when you've already paid the subscription fee.
    I only get Prime when they offer a free 30 day trial. I take it, place an order, as I invariably have something waiting in my basket, then immediately cancel membership as it continues to run for the trial period. I've done this many times, and their systems haven't yet decided it's not worth offering me free trials any longer, so I'll just wait for the next trial offer to come my way. :)

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