Article Courtesy of Mashable, written by Adario Strange.
Netflix just got a brand new and extremely powerful competitor: Amazon.
On Sunday, the company launched a new, stand-alone service called Prime Video that will allow users to sign up for a monthly video streaming service for just $8.99.
That price is one dollar more than Netflix's lowest plan ($7.99) which lacks HD video, but a full dollar less than Netflix's popular Standard plan (HD included), which goes for $9.99. The service will include the ability to download shows for offline viewing according to the Wall Street Journal.
Like Netflix, Amazon has been aggressively developing its own original properties, including Transparent and Man in the High Castle, but it still hasn't managed to garner the stunning success of Netflix hits like House of Cards, Orange is the New Black and Daredevil.