This Major Amazon News Might Make You Cancel Your Netflix Account
Netflix, we love youm, but you’ve got some fierce competition headed your way. A recent study from Cordcutting.com recently revealed Netflix has a whopping 61 percent less TV content than their main competitor Hulu. Now, Amazon is hitting us with some major news that’s making us seriously question our streaming service loyalty.
On Sunday, Amazon announced Prime Video, a new stand-alone service that allows customers to sign up for video streaming service for just $8.99 per month. While Amazon Prime has been streaming original TV shows (like Transparent and the Golden Globe-winning series Mozart in the Jungle) as well as other TV shows and movies for five years now, all that content was previously only offered as part of an Amazon Prime membership ($10.99 per month/$99 per year).
The update now allows people who might not be interested in the other Amazon Prime perks to get in on the streaming action. A Netflix subscription currently costs a dollar more per month (unless you’re grandfathered in), and Hulu is set at a dollar less ($7.99 per month). But Prime Video is offering up something that the others don’t: offline downloads. Whether you’re commuting via the subway or a frequent flyer, this little update could definitely win over new users. It sure is making us reconsider our streaming allegiance.
Which streaming service do you use the most? Share with us on Twitter @britandco.
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Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!