Prime Video fans should brace themselves for ads.
Amazon announced plans Friday to show “limited advertisements” during movies and TV shows on its streaming platform.
In a news release, the company said the commercials would start in “early 2024” on Prime Video. They’ll first be introduced in the U.S., U.K., Germany and Canada before rolling out in France, Italy, Spain, Mexico and Australia later in the year.
U.S. customers who don’t want to see the ads will be able to pay an extra $2.99 a month an ad-free viewing experience.
“We will email Prime members several weeks before ads are introduced into Prime Video with information on how to sign up for the ad-free option if they would like,” the company said.
Amazon pledged to have “meaningfully fewer ads” than standard TV and other streaming services. The move will allow the company to “continue investing in compelling content.”
Prime memberships, which include the streaming service along with a bevy of perks like free shipping, cost $14.99 a month or $139 annually for U.S. customers.