Known as Prime Video, this is a subscription service that allows users to access a wide variety of video content. The service is available as a stand-alone product and is offered as part of the Prime subscription package. Alternatively, Prime customers can also subscribe to specific channels for an additional monthly fee. The service has multi-language support and offers full subtitles.
Amazon’s acquisition of MGM could have a big impact on Prime Video
Purchasing MGM may not seem like a big deal, but it could have significant implications for Amazon Prime Video. MGM’s deep library of movies and TV shows could be mined for projects, such as a reimagined streaming service and spin-off series based on beloved franchises.
MGM is home to the James Bond franchise and the Rocky franchise. The company has also produced some of the most famous movies of the Golden Age. However, the company has faced a few challenges in recent years. The company changed hands several times, reorganized its creditors and filed for a prepackaged Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Its films still have a small share of the overall box office.
MGM’s films are distributed through United Artists Releasing. In a joint Annapurna-MGM effort, the two companies release domestic releases. The titles will likely be day-and-date on Prime Video, but it could take years before all MGM content is available on Amazon’s streaming service.
Amazon Channels allows Prime customers to subscribe to specific channels for an extra monthly fee
Unlike traditional cable TV channels, Amazon Prime Video Channels offer subscribers access to content from a variety of providers, including popular TV shows and movies. This content can be watched on any device with a Prime Video account.
In addition to Prime Video Channels, Amazon Prime subscribers can also add on subscriptions to third-party channels for an extra monthly fee. These add-ons vary in cost, but typically range from $6 to $15 a month.
Some popular Prime Video Channels include premium networks like HBO, Showtime, and Starz. You can also subscribe to some of these channels for a free trial period.
There are a few ways to subscribe to these channels, including through the Prime Video app or on your computer. If you want to add a new channel to your Prime Video account, you’ll need to log in to your account and then go to “Membership and Subscriptions.”
There are also standalone services like Britbox, AMC+, and Discovery+. These services provide subscribers with discounts and hand-picked deals.
Amazon’s interface is better when you go into the menus
Whether you are a Prime subscriber or not, you will now experience a completely redesigned Prime Video experience. The new interface is designed to make it easier to find and browse content. It also provides a visually appealing experience.
The new Prime Video experience will debut on compatible streaming devices this week. The updated UI will also be available on iOS later this year.
The updated UI includes simplified main navigation menus. The home page features a larger banner carousel. The new carousels will help draw attention to featured titles. Featuring cinematic imagery, the carousels will allow you to preview content while retaining a familiar Prime Video feel.
Amazon has also introduced a new “super carousel” that focuses on featured titles. This carousel is a more prominent feature of the Prime Video experience. The new carousel also uses portrait and poster-style artwork. When you hover your cursor over the art, it expands to show a preview of the content.
Amazon Channels offers full subtitles and multi-language support
Changing the subtitle and audio language on Amazon Channels is easy on most devices. However, some platforms lack the customization options. If you can’t change the language, try switching to a different region. You can also submit a support request online.
Amazon offers a variety of languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, Chinese, and Japanese. They also offer closed captions and subtitles. Some videos also provide alternative audio. The subtitle icon is located on the playback bar. You can also change the language on the Amazon mobile app.
If you’re watching from a browser, you can change the language in the browser’s settings. The subtitle icon is located to the right of the list of episodes. The size of the subtitle varies based on the size of the browser window. Subtitles are white and strong. Subtitles are also available for the hard of hearing.
Some videos, such as The Good Place, offer subtitles in other languages. For example, the show’s English CC is available, but it is not available in Hindi or Arabic. Other shows, such as The Order, The Great Pretta, and Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045, have been translated.