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Amazon's most aggressive move yet to become your go-to TV network

Amazon's most aggressive move yet to become your go-to TV network
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You're about to change the way you watch TV. If you've been hearing a lot about streaming services like Netflix, and how they're replacing traditional TV networks like ABC, CBS and NBC, it's with good reason.

Netflix is incredibly popular. Some 75 million people pay roughly $10 a month to stream movies and TV shows like "House of Cards."

Amazon, the world's biggest retailer, isn't hurting for money, but it wants in on that action. Now, it's making its most aggressive move ever to become your one-stop destination for all your TV and movie viewing.

Until now, most people had to pay $99 for an annual Amazon Prime membership to watch its Amazon Instant Video service. For a lot of people, it's worth the money.

Amazon is streaming movies, TV shows from many networks, including "Downtown Abbey," and original shows, like its Emmy-winning "Transparent." Now, you don't have to be a Prime member to watch Amazon Instant Video.

Now, there are two standalone options. You can subscribe for $8.99 a month for just its streaming content. For $10.99 a month, you get the streaming content, plus Prime membership perks like free two-day shipping on Amazon orders.

What do you think? Will you sign up for one of Amazon's new standalone streaming video plans? Let us know in comments section.

Note: Check out these 5 Amazon Prime perks you really don't want to miss.

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