Following in the footsteps of Netflix, Amazon has secured free streaming rights to the Star Trek franchise for its Prime account users.
Part of a larger deal with CBS, the company will be adding a total of 2,000 more episodes spanning 18 television series, including “Frasier”, “Cheers” and “The Tudors”.
Accompanied by the controversial news that Netflix will no longer be offering complimentary streaming to DVD plan subscribers, this presents a competitive alternative for Trekkies in need of an instant fix.
An Amazon Prime account currently costs $79 a year, while a streaming-only Netflix account will be priced at $7.99 a month following its shift in plans this September.
Alex is a writer, actor, and improv comedian living in Southern California. Among his harem of rather unhealthy obsessions are comics, cartoons, video games, Star Trek, Star Wars, horror films, Daleks, and David Bowie. When not desperately attempting to make people laugh, he travels through time with his girlfriend and overweight tabby cats playing practical jokes on influential historical figures and collecting NES cartridges.