Published on August 20th, 2018 | by Brad Gibson0
Amazon Prime Video adds limited commercial CBS All Access
The announcement made Monday gives Prime members in the U.S. the ability to subscribe to CBS All Access’ limited-ads option for $5.99 per month after a seven-day free trial.
Amazon is now offering both the new limited version as well as the commercial-free version of the service, with the latter retailing for $9.99 a month.
CBS’s direct-to-consumer streaming service provides on-demand access to nearly 10,000 episodes of current and past shows. In addition, subscribers have access to local CBS TV stations, which carry the same commercials in live programming as the over-the-air broadcasts.
The streaming service includes current and past seasons of CBS primetime shows including The Big Bang Theory, NCIS, Young Sheldon, Scorpion, The Good Wife and Hawaii Five-0. Original series on CBS All Access include The Good Fight, Star Trek: Discovery, Strange Angel and No Activity. Upcoming originals include Tell Me a Story, The Twilight Zone, and One Dollar.
Amazon Prime Video launched in December of 2017 and is available through its Apple TV app. The service costs $99 per year or $12.99 per month.
CBS All Access launched in Oct. 2014 and is available through its Apple TV app and has an estimated 2.5 million subscribers. The network predicts that All Access will have four million by next year and 8 million by 2022.