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Amazon may be prepping a free ad-supported video service

From Engadget - November 13, 2017

Amazon Prime Video is a decent bargain when you are getting unlimited streaming video and a host of other perks, but it has some fresh competition: Roku, Vudu and others are starting to offer some content for free.How do you compete with that?By offering your own free service, naturally.Ad Age sources claim that Amazon is developing a free, ad-supported streaming service as a "complement" to Prime Video, reviving an idea that had surfaced back in 2014.It would reportedly give creators a lot of power and viewer data in exchange for content guarantees, although the material would not compete with what Prime offers.

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