Amazon Prime is transitioning to “ads.”

Most people who subscribe to online streaming services do so to avoid advertisements, and Amazon Prime has understood this well. Starting in January, one will have to pay to avoid experiencing advertising interruptions during movies and series on Amazon Prime.

Amazon Prime’s content catalog is actually quite limited, with a few original creations, and the rest relying on content from other streaming sites for which one must subscribe. It is unlikely that this change will impact Amazon significantly, except for a potential decrease in the number of people connecting to Prime to watch content, which will inevitably decline. However, Prime itself may not be significantly affected because the subscription is very useful for those who regularly order products from Amazon.

The reality is that no matter which streaming site you choose, only ad-free subscriptions should be offered. Otherwise, one might as well go back to traditional TV with series and movies interrupted every fifteen minutes.

For example, Hulu is priced at $17.99, which is too high considering its content catalog, but advantageous in terms of choice as it includes Showtime and Starz. Peacock is priced at $11.99, offering few choices but featuring important series like Yellowstone or John Wick.

Paramount Plus is undoubtedly one of the most interesting options, with a wide selection of movies and series. For $11.99 per month, you get Showtime, no advertisements, sports, and CBS news.

Netflix is considered too expensive and generally offers lower-quality films and series nowadays.

HBO is certainly one of the most interesting streaming services, along with Paramount Plus, provided you can afford $19.99 per month. It relies mainly on Warner’s offerings for movies and series. As you can see, we believe that for those of you seeking a quality streaming service, the best-paid options currently are Paramount Plus and HBO in its premium offering.


Thierry De Clemensat

Editor in chief

Bayou Blue Radio/Bayou Blue News