Those who want to watch network videos, but not subscribe to an over-the-top network, may be interested in Amazon Channels. This service allows Prime members to watch video content from premium networks, as well as streaming services and digital-only video providers.
It’s a service designed to help cord cutters find a new way to watch movies, TV shows, and sporting events
Amazon Channels launched in late 2015, allowing Prime members to log into streaming apps for a variety of entertainment networks. The feature has since expanded to include several new providers.
In addition to the main Channels page, Amazon has created an interactive search index for content. Using this feature, users can find shows, movies, and other content by typing in a keyword. Using the search index, users can find content faster than with the traditional search method.
Another useful feature of the Amazon Channels is the ability to access premium third-party networks. For example, the Prime Video Channels service provides access to popular networks such as CBS All Access and ESPN.
Some Prime Video Channels have a “Watch Live” feature, which allows users to live-stream programs. In addition, the service is integrated with the Fire TV program guide. Using the Channels page, users can also subscribe to NBCU’s comedy network SeeSo.
The Prime Video app is available on computers, streaming devices, and smart TVs. It is also available on mobile devices. It offers access to hundreds of thousands of hours of TV shows and movies.
The Prime Video Channels service also offers access to HBO Max, which is a supersized version of HBO. With HBO Max, users can watch thousands of hours of classic movies and TV shows.
In addition, the service offers significant libraries from Studio Ghibli and DC Comics. In 2021, HBO will begin streaming 4K content, beginning with Wonder Woman 1984. However, users should be aware that the Prime Video app may perform better than the HBO Max app.
While Amazon Channels provides a plethora of services, the service does have a few drawbacks. For instance, users can’t access network watchlists, parental controls, or trending items. However, they can log into other streaming apps, such as Showtime and HBO.
In addition to its streaming services, Amazon also offers a solid selection of original programming. Many of these shows are popular, including The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, The Boys, The Man in the High Castle, and The Outer Range.
However, there is a slight disadvantage: Amazon’s video service doesn’t produce as many original shows as Netflix. In fact, it produces a small number of original series, which tend to premiere a couple big tentpoles a month. The service also simulcasts some Thursday night football games.
Amazon Channels also has a number of other features, including an interactive Tribeca Shortlist, which features a list of the best shows.
Users can also find popular shows by using the search index, which makes content easier to find. The site also has a nifty feature that allows users to see what others are watching, without spoilers.