Amazon is a company that makes money by selling you things. Their primary product is e-commerce, but they also have a streaming service, Amazon Prime Video. It’s a great service that gives you access to thousands of movies and TV shows, but there’s one problem: It has ads.
Prime Video ads are not like regular ads — you’re not watching them for entertainment purposes. You’re watching them because it costs money to make these shows and movies, so Amazon needs to find a way to make money off them. The way they do that is by putting commercials in between episodes or movies when they can’t find another way to monetize their content.
You may be wondering why the company doesn’t just charge $2 per month for its streaming service like Hulu does with its no-ad plan or sell individual episodes or seasons like Netflix does. The answer is pretty simple: They can’t compete with Netflix on price because they have too much overhead with their massive infrastructure, so they’re forced to make up the difference through advertising revenue.
Last modified: October 31, 2022