Twitch “Watch Parties” Let Me Stream Movies to the Viewers I Don’t Have

Ever since Amazon bought Twitch for a cool $970 million back in 2014, it seemed inevitable that eventually its catalogue of movies and shows would make their way onto the streaming platform for live viewing get-togethers. It may have taken a hot minute, but Twitch finally began testing a “Watch Parties” feature this week, albeit among a few select streamers. Read More >>

People Joining Accidentally is Amazon Prime’s Key to Victory

The rise of subscription shopping service Amazon Prime may not be entirely driven by men wanting access to the latest Clarkson light entertainment vehicle, as research among current subscribers to Amazon's premium hub shows that nearly one-third of members signed up entirely by accident and without realising they'd done so. Read More >>

Amazon Offers £10 of Free Money in Return for Vague Inconvenience

There's a decent freebie available right now for Amazon power users, with the shopping giant offering £10 off a £25 spending session to Amazon Prime subscribers who put the Amazon Assistant helper-slash-hijacker thing on their internet thing. Read More >>

Amazon Plots Free-to-Air, Ad-Funded TV Channels

A job posting for Amazon seems to have revealed a massive change that's coming to its film and TV offerings, with the retailer-slash-broadcaster looking to hire someone to manage free-to-air and ad-funded entertainment channels. Read More >>

Don’t Worry Amazon Prime Isn’t Getting a Price Hike in the UK

Last night Amazon announced that the cost of subscribing to Prime in the US was going to go up, increasing from $99 a year to $119. The good news is that this change currently only affects the US, which Amazon has confirmed via email. That means the cost of subscribing to Prime in the UK will be staying exactly the same, or at least it will be for the time being. Read More >>

Amazon Prime Student is Getting a Some Extra Perks

There are many great advantages to Amazon Prime, but they do cost money. Students don't generally have a lot of cash they can use to splash out on such luxuries, but Amazon still want their business. Back in my day we just got added to our parents' Prime accounts, but you're not allowed to do that anymore. So Prime Student became a thing, and Amazon is offering them a free six month trial of Prime Student, with a bunch of benefits that are new for 2017. Read More >>

Amazon Tests In-Home Delivery Drops

How might it do this? By breaking in? Crashing a drone through a window? Ordering Jeremy Clarkson to visit with a spare set of keys? The actual answer will bore you -- the retail giant is testing a system where data from "smart" door lock providers is handed over, so Amazon delivery drivers might pop open your front door to lovingly frisbee your stuff into the hallway. There's no way that process could go wrong at all. Read More >>

Amazon Instant Video Now Supports Direct SD Card Movie Downloads

The Amazon Prime Instant Video Android app will now let you download movies and TV shows directly to your SD card, saving precious internal storage space. [Amazon] Read More >>

Amazon is Bragging About How Much Frivolous Crap it Sold on Prime Day

Amazon Prime Day was a huge let down for many consumers who were actually hoping to get a good deal on something they wanted. But for Amazon, the day was a resounding success, it brags in a press release. Read More >>

Amazon Fire TV Stick Review: A Lot Less Money for a Little Less Speed

The Amazon Fire TV Stick, the bargain version of Amazon's super-fast voice search-enabled Fire TV, launches in the UK on April 15 and starts taking pre-orders today. But we've been trialling it in the US since it launched there last autumn. We'll add some UK-centric thoughts here once the service is live in April, but for now here's the skinny. Read More >>

Unlimited Amazon Prime Photo Storage is Now Available in the UK

Amazon's Prime subscription deal just got substantially better in the UK. In addition to its free next-day shipping and TV streaming service, members now get unlimited cloud storage for photos too. Not too shabby. [Prime Photos] Read More >>

Transparent: Another Reason Amazon Prime is a Great Deal

Lately, Amazon's been doing whatever it can to get you to sign up for Amazon Prime, which we've long said is one of the best tech deals around. If you still needed an excuse to sign up, here's a very good one: Amazon's new original series Transparent, which I happily binge-watched all weekend. Read More >>

Amazon Prime Instant Video App Very Nearly Ready for Android Users

An Amazon spokesman claims an Android app for its Instant Video service is on the way, claiming the launch of a standalone streaming tool for Google-powered devices is "imminent." The same chap also said Amazon's now shooting all of its in-house TV offerings at 4K resolution for ultra-HD future streams. [PC Advisor via Android Authority] Read More >>

Amazon Prime Music: One Million Songs, Free for Prime Subscribers

Here comes Prime Music, a free service for Amazon Prime subscribers with over a million songs available for streaming and cached download. Amazon Prime was already an amazing deal—perhaps the best in all of tech—and today, it's getting even better. Read More >>

Amazon Prime Subscriptions Will Now Cost £79 a Year

The fateful day has come: Amazon is upping the price of its Prime membership. Prime will cost £79 a year—up from £49. Read More >>