Mobile devices have enabled some amazing things for us to accomplish. Like Twitter’s CEO cited once upon a time, we have the “internet in our pants,” and that is a powerful thing.One of the things this mobile revolution has further enabled is the whole feeling of instant gratification. We can find information or connect with people in a variety of ways anytime we want.Now, if you live in select parts of Manhattan, Amazon has launched Prime Now, which takes Amazon’s already available (in several cities) “Get it Today” same-day delivery feature, and accelerates gratification by delivering any of tens-of-thousands of items ordered within a two-hour window. You have to be a subscriber to Amazon Prime which costs $99 per-year.The two-hour delivery window is free, but when you just need it faster, you can get it within the hour, and for that, there is an $8 fee. While Amazon plans to roll Prime Now across various metropolitan areas in the future, right … [Read more...] about Amazon Prime Now: When you got to have it RIGHT NOW, with iOS and Android apps and one-hour delivery
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Microsoft has been saying recently that Windows Phone will finally overcome the so-called "app gap" over the course of 2014, and it looks like we may have some info on another major app that could be coming to the Windows Phone platform sometime soon. A customer service rep let it slip that Amazon could be working on an Amazon Prime Instant Video app for Windows Phone.A leaked screenshot of a chat session with an Amazon customer service agent shows the rep possibly confirming the news. A customer was complaining that they didn't have an Amazon Instant Video app for their Windows Phone 8 device, and the rep responded, saying:That seems to be as close as you could get to an admission that the app is not only in the works, but on its way. We took a look at the supposed "app gap" on Windows Phone recently, and found that the only real gaps left are in specific apps (like needing Amazon Instant Video because you don't have a Netflix account), and with games. Apps like this will … [Read more...] about Amazon Prime Instant Video may be coming soon to Windows Phone
Following in the footsteps of Netflix , Amazon is also opening its Prime video subscription service globally. Amazon Prime Video is now available in 200+ countries to sign up for, at an introductory price that will make many salivate. Needless to say, the folks in Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, India, Italy and Spain who already have Prime services subscription won't have to pay anything. For the rest of the globe the fee is just 2.99 USD or EUR for the first six months, and 5.99 USD or EUR afterwards, with a week of free trial offered. For those unfamiliar, Amazon Prime Video is a streaming service that lets you watch movies, docs and TV shows for one simple monthly subscription, with original programming just like HBO or Netflix, though most its shows have yet to reach the sheer quantity and ratings of those two. It's getting their, though, with shows like The Grand Tour from Jeremy Clarkson, The Man in the High Castle, Transparent, and many more. You can watch on … [Read more...] about Amazon Prime Video goes global in 200+ countries at a price cheaper than Netflix
Amazon Prime subscribers in the U.S. who wanted to use Amazon Prime Video to stream television shows or movies on their Android handsets or slates used to follow a long and winding road to get the service loaded on their devices. But today, a miracle has taken place. Now, those in the U.S. who are Prime Video members can install the Amazon Prime Video app directly from the Google Play Store for free.Even with the app installed, you will need a subscription to Prime Video. That will cost you $8.99 a month or $107.88 for the entire year. On the other hand, $99 a year gets you Prime Video and everything else that Amazon Prime offers including 2-day shipping, unlimited photo storage and much more. At that price, you'd be paying the equivalent of $8.25 a month. And there is a 30-day free trial to Amazon Prime which will give you a month's worth of streaming video on the house. Before the app was added to the Play Store, Android users would have to use the traditional Amazon app to find the … [Read more...] about Amazon Prime Video app now available directly from the Google Play Store in the U.S.
Here are the Amazon Prime Exclusive smartphones you can get with a serious discount right nowIn case you didn't know, there's a great way to get a bargain on a mid-range devices in the US right now. Amazon is offering some pretty decent unlocked phones with a significant discount, assuming you are okay with them coming with some adverts on the lock screen and a small amount of Amazon -branded apps preinstalled.The handsets, marketed as Prime Exclusive Phones, are nothing to write home about, but they can be a great way for you to get a decent handset with up to 50% discount. So, without further ado, here are the phones that Amazon offers to its Prime customers right now.Nokia 6Regular price: $229.99 | Prime Exclusive: $179.99 (22% off)The Nokia 6 is currently the best specced handset by HMD Global. The phone comes with Snapdragon 430 SoC, 3 GB of RAM, and extremely solid build quality. The aluminum uni-body design is also complemented by some premium features, such as auto-focusing … [Read more...] about Here are the Amazon Prime Exclusive smartphones you can get with a serious discount right now