Should You Get An Amazon Prime Video Subscription?
With the extended community quarantine ongoing, we're willing to bet you've been maximizing your existing streaming service membership by discovering new shows, and maybe even re-watching some favorites during your downtime. But if you find yourself to be in a loop with the same lineup of shows and movies day in and out, you might want to consider adding another service to complement what you have, or simply just taking a break from your current subscription and trying a new one for a couple of months.
We've looked into Amazon Prime Video to see what our options are, and here's what we've discovered so far.
You can start with an Amazon Prime Video seven-day free trial to test the waters, then to subscribe monthly will cost you $5.99 (which comes out to about P318, as of writing). You'll need a credit card to continue with your membership, and it'll just get billed to your account each month.
*For Globe subscribers, you may get the first six months at a discounted rate of P150. Click here for more information.
Another added bonus is that a membership allows for three devices to watch at a time, so you can definitely split a subscription with your parents or your BFFs if you're all looking to expand your viewing options.
Is an Amazon Prime Video membership worth it?
It all boils down to preference, and on just how much of a pop culture fanatic you are. But if you want a peek into the shows and movies available before making a decision, we've rounded up some interesting finds you might want to consider getting hooked on, as well as their accompanying synopsis on Amazon Prime Video:
Synopsis: An unlikely friendship. A lost love resurfaced. A marriage at its turning point. A date that might not have been a date. An unconventional new family. These are unique stories about the joys and tribulations of love, each inspired by a real-life personal essay from the beloved New York Times column “Modern Love.”
Synopsis: When Shadow Moon is released from prison, he meets the mysterious Mr. Wednesday and a storm begins to brew. Little does Shadow know, this storm will change the course of his entire life.
Synopsis: From the creator of Mad Men, The Romanoffs is a contemporary anthology series set around the globe featuring eight separate stories about people who believe themselves to be descendants of the Russian royal family.
Parks and Recreation
Synopsis: From Emmy Award winning executive producers/writers Greg Daniels (The Office, King of the Hill) and Michael Schur (The Office, Saturday Night Live) comes a new comedy about a place where nothing always gets done... small town government.
Synopsis: In this first season of The Office, Dunder Mifflin Regional Manager Michael Scott (Steve Carell) leads the documentary team and his staff on a journey through inappropriate behavior, well-intentioned but misguided comments and a myriad of poor management techniques.
Synopsis: In a rapidly changing world, four teenagers come of age in a small Massachusetts coastal town.
Synopsis: Heroes is an epic drama that chronicles the lives of ordinary people -- a genetics professor, a hospice nurse, a single mom, a street cop, a small town cheerleader, a tormented artist, a computer geek -- coming to grips with newly found remarkable powers.
Blade of The Immortal
Synopsis: Edo, an era of warriors. There lived an immortal man, the Slayer of Hundreds, 'Manji.' He meets Rin, who has sworn vengeance for her parents. Rin's grudge is against a group of swordmasters – Ittou-ryu. She asks Manji to be her bodyguard on her journey. He refuses, but then sees his late sister in Rin. So began the violent struggle that would bring even the immortal Manji to his knees.
After the Rain
Synopsis: Akira Tachibana(17) used to be the ace of a track club, but gave up running due to her injury. Masami Kondo(45) is a manager at a family restaurant called Garden, where Akira works. This story is set in a seaside town, and depicts a girl who stopped at a cross-point in her youth, and a man who reached a turning point of life. Everybody wants that moment where they get fraught with great emotions.
Battery the animation
Synopsis: Takumi Harada is a talented baseball player. Takumi meets Go Nagakura, a catcher who can catch Takumi's fastest pitches. They join the school baseball team and grow together as a battery unit.
Not Cinderella's Type
Synopsis: Indy lives with her aunt and uncle and believes her life is fine until an accident brings a new guy into her life. Bryant Bailey is not Indy's type - she's never been into guys like him. But then again, she's never really known anyone so stubborn and caring that can also help her discover who she is and what she's worth. A modern telling of Cinderella, based on the novel by Jenni James.
Synopsis: Get ready for an awesome adventure of a lifetime in Monte Carlo! Selena Gomez (Ramona and Beezus) lights up the screen as Grace, a high-spirited high school grad looking forward to a vacation in Paris with her best friend Emma (Katie Cassidy) and stepsister Meg (Leighton Meester). Just as the girls think their trip is ruined when their hyperactive tour guide leaves them behind.
Synopsis: Ben and Rose are children from two different eras who secretly wish their lives were different. Ben longs for the father he has never known, while Rose dreams of a mysterious actress whose life she chronicles in a scrapbook. When Ben discovers a puzzling clue in his home and Rose reads an enticing headline in the newspaper, both children set out on quests that unfold with mesmerizing symmetry.
Synopsis: Chasing Happiness is a story of brotherhood. From humble roots as pastor’s sons in New Jersey, through their meteoric rise to fame, the Jonas Brothers’ bond was unshakeable-until a surprising and painful breakup led Joe, Kevin and Nick down very different paths. With deeply personal interviews, previously unreleased footage and exclusive music, this is the Jonas Brothers as never seen before.
Coldplay: A Head Full Of Dreams
Synopsis: Long-term Coldplay collaborator Mat Whitecross blends spectacular live performances with exclusive band interviews and a huge array of previsouly-unseen archive footage to produce ‘A Head Full Of Dreams’- The definitive story of one of the world’s biggest bands.
For more information, go to primevideo.com.
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