Prime Video is getting ads next year

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Amazon Prime Video is one of the most popular streaming services out there, and it gives you a wide variety of content that you can watch without dealing with ads. While that’s the case, it could be changing relatively soon. According to Phone Arena, Amazon Prime Video could introduce ads next year.

Just a couple of years ago, the thought of seeing ads on platforms like Disney+ and Netflix was laughable. However, it happened. Both services introduced ad-supported tiers last year, and people are not happy about how Disney brought in its ad-supported tier.


Amazon Prime Video will have ads next year

Along with the two aforementioned streaming services, it seems that Amazon Prime Video is following suit. The company announced that it will bring ads to the US, Canada, The UK, and Germany sometime in early 2024. Later on in the year, the ads will make it to  Australia, France, Mexico, Italy, and Spain. It said that it will show “limited advertisements” on its content. Regardless, people are going to dislike it.

Right now, we don’t know about the company’s plans for its ads, so we don’t know if it’s going to be any better than what we have with other streaming services. We also don’t know what company it’s going to turn to for the ads.

If you don’t want to deal with ads on yet another platform, you can pay a $2.99 fee on top of your subscription to avoid ads. That’s pretty much the same price difference between Disney+’s ad-supported and ad-free tiers. Whether it’s a good deal or not depends on how the company hands the ads.

We don’t know too much about the company’s plans, but we can guess that it’s going to be the same as with other services. The company could show ads before and during shows and movies. Amazon says that it will notify people several weeks before their accounts actually start displaying the ads.