Amazon Prime Video is getting ads unless you pay an extra $3 per month

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As someone who has defended Netflix's price hikes over the years, I can't say I'm surprised to hear that Amazon will raise the price of its Prime Video streaming service next year. But the way Amazon is doing it is a little different, as the company will essentially force ads on all Amazon Prime subscribers who get free access to the giant retailer's streaming service. The only way to avoid the ads will be to pay an extra fee each month, on top of your pricey Prime subscription.

Prime Video's ad-free experience will cost an extra $2.99/month on top of your Prime subscription or your current Prime Video subscription. The move makes sense in the grander scheme of things because many of Amazon's biggest rivals have already launched cheaper ad-based subscription tiers.

But the good news in all of this is that Amazon won't change the price of its Amazon Prime subscription next year. Instead, current subscribers will automatically start seeing ads unless they pay to upgrade.

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