Just like YouTube, Amazon is launching a new video service that will allow people to upload their own films. Amazon Launches Video Direct Service to Rival YouTube. Not only this they can also make money from them.
Amazon Launches Video Direct Service to Rival YouTube
Creators of videos will receive a share of the money made from Amazon Prime subscribers, who must pay to be a member of the video service. They’ll also get a cut of money made through rentals, purchases, subscriptions and people seeing ads, as on YouTube.
“It’s an amazing time to be a content creator,”
said Jim Freeman, Vice President of Amazon Video, in a statement about the launch.
“There are more options for distribution than ever before and with Amazon Video Direct, for the first time, there’s a self-service option for video providers to get their content into a premium streaming subscription service. We’re excited to make it even easier for content creators to find an audience, and for that audience to find great content.”
The makers of videos will be able to choose whether or not videos are uploaded as part of Amazon’s Prime service. If not, they will be made available for free.
These videos can be played back anywhere Amazon Video works, as well, which includes mobile phones and tablets (Fire, iOS and Android), desktop, game consoles, connected TV platforms, and Fire TV.
Unlike YouTube, which is available almost everywhere in the world, Amazon Video still has a very limited reach. At the moment, it is only available in the UK, US, Germany, Austria and Japan.