Amazon Prime Video Viewers Will Have To Pay Extra To Avoid Ads Starting in January

Nothing Is Ad-Free Anymore

Amazon warned us that this would happen and come the new year, viewers will have to pay an extra $2.99 to avoid watching ads.

The ad-free tier, which will officially roll out on Jan. 29, will be on top of the $139 annual cost of an Amazon Prime subscription or the $8.99-a-month standalone Amazon Prime Video subscription.

That means users who choose not to pay the extra fee to go ad-free will start seeing commercials on Prime Video content starting the same day.

Amazon says it’s still lower priced than its competitors.

  • Amazon Prime Video Ad-Free (standalone): $10.99 a month
  • Amazon Prime Video Ad-Free (with Prime subscription): $16.99 a month
  • Netflix Standard: $15.49 a month
  • Disney+ Ad-Free: $13.99 a month
  • Hulu Ad-Free: $17.99 a month
  • NBCUniversal’s Peacock: $11.99 a month
  • Max: $15.99 a month