Amazon Plans Free Video-Streaming Service, WSJ Reports

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All signs point to Amazon announcing its streaming device at a NYC event next week. Not a lot is known about it, but a report from the WSJ today sheds a little light on Amazon’s overall strategy, which will reportedly include free, ad-supported streaming service.

According to this report, this service will not be limited to just Amazon Prime subscribers, but rather open to anyone willing to watch ads. Like on Hulu.

If this report is true, it could give Amazon the ace it needs and the wire snippers consumers have longed for to finally cut the cable.

The WSJ states the service will feature original and licensed programming. How much content is not known.

It’s unclear if this service will launch alongside Amazon’s livingroom streamer, but it’s logical and would give the product a big boost. The device is rumored to launch with a broad support of…

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