For several years I have enjoyed streaming excellent content from Netflix at a reasonable price, (e.g., $9.99 per month). Being a retiree, I have a generous amount of time to enjoy what Netflix has to offer. For example, a couple of days ago, I saw the film, “Reaching for the Moon”. When American poetess, Elizabeth Bishop, makes a recovery trip to Brazil where she finds herself blossoming under the attention of an old friend’s lover—María Carlota (Lota) de Maceda Soares. It was an exquisite movie with beautiful poems written by Ms. Bishop.
Now the options of streaming good-quality content have expanded. Yesterday, I received an e-mail from Amazon offering their visual database called “Prime Time Video” which had been restricted only to those living within the United States. As of yesterday, it is available to Panama. They start with a free trial subscription, then it escalates to $2.99 per month for a period of six months. After that, the monthly subscription will hike to $5.99 which is fifty percent cheaper than that charged by Netflix. Of course, I accepted the offer of a free trial period. Then, we shall see which of the two alternatives provides the most bang for my buck
This is what I received from Amazon. Jeff Bezos is certainly not sleeping on its laurels and Netflix is burning the midnight oil, thinking on how to counterattack. Never a dull day in the world of technology and cut-throat business.
|Dear Omar Upegui R. ,|
|As an Amazon customer, we wanted you to know that Prime Video, our new global video service, is now available in your country. Start your free trial today to enjoy the benefits of Prime Video, including:
After six months, your membership renews at 5.99 USD or EUR per month (depending on your country). You may cancel at any time. The site and app are in English only, with multi-language dubbing or subtitles available. Start your free trial
If movies, TV series, and documentaries are your cup of tea, this new option will be music to your ears. If not, kindly just go ahead and click elsewhere.