Prime Video is the best perk of being an Amazon Prime member. We see you, AmazonFresh and two-day shipping, but access to 25,000 movies and TV shows is just tastier for that $14.99 a month. We call good on Prime Video, though a little less so when considering it as a standalone, no-Prime-membership service at $8.99 a month.
Prime Video also offers some live sports programming (like NFL football, NBA basketball, and PGA golf), and it has a growing slate of in-house original TV shows and movies (like award winners The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and Sound of Metal).
Prime Video’s still-small stable of original content can’t compete with Netflix’s sheer quantity of shows and movies. It also doesn’t have the immediacy of Hulu, which streams many TV shows the day after they’re broadcast elsewhere.
Still, there’s plenty to love about Prime Video, especially if you’re a movie buff who’s a sucker for ’80s marathons (aren’t we all?).