This week AdAge reported that they had multiple sources claiming that Amazon was working on a free ad-supported version of Prime Video.
Now Amazon has come out to deny the report with a strongly worded email to news organizations: “We have no plans to create a free, ad-supported version of Prime Video.”
The report had claimed that Amazon wanted to go after services such as TubiTV, Crackle, Vudu, Pluto TV, and the new Roku Channel that all offer free streaming, but it seems that Amazon has no interest in such services.
We do know Amazon is selling ads to fill network spots on their Thursday Night NFL Football games. Yet according to Amazon they have no plans to sell ads for their on-demand content.
So it looks like the long-rumored free streaming service from Amazon is just that: a rumor. Maybe someday they will launch a free service but for now, it looks increasingly unlikely.
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