Amazon's Prime Video service lets you curate your own cheap cable subscription - and popular channels like Starz and Showtime are discounted right now

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  • Prime Video Channels is an Amazon Prime member perk that lets members subscribe to more than 100 TV networks for a monthly fee.
  • Amazon is currently offering a 40% discount on four Prime Video Channels: Showtime, PBS Masterpiece, Lifetime Movie Club, and Starz. New subscribers who sign up by January 17 will enjoy the discounted rate for three months.
  • Subscribers get access to a channel's back catalog, and in many cases, the ability to stream shows live through their computer and on other devices with the Prime Video app.
TV fans, take note: Amazon is currently offering a 40% discount on four Prime Video Channels - Showtime, PBS Masterpiece, Lifetime Movie Club, and Starz - to new subscribers who sign up by January 17. The discount applies to the first three months of your subscription.Advertisement

Each channel has a different price, so I've broken down how much you can save if you take advantage of this deal:

  • Showtime: $6.59 per month (originally $10.99) [You save $13.20]
  • Starz: $5.39 per month (originally $8.99) [You save $10.80]
  • PBS Masterpiece: $3.59 per month (originally $5.99) [You save $7.20]
  • Lifetime Movie Club: $2.39 per month (originally $3.99) [You save $4.80]
When you subscribe you get access to the channel's back catalogue and new episodes of its currently airing shows, which generally become available the day after they're broadcast. Many channels can also be streamed live on your computer, or any device with the Prime Video app.

Showtime is home to popular shows like "Shameless," "Homeland," and "I Feel Pretty," while Starz airs "American Gods," "The Girlfriend Experience," and "Breakfast At Tiffany's." PBS Masterpiece's "Northanger Abbey," "Bird Song," and "Point Blank" are well worth your time (I hear), and Lifetime Movie Club's "Whitney," "If Looks Could Kill," and "Flowers in the Attic" are other noteworthy shows to add to your streaming queue.

Keep up with the shows you like, amd never pay for a full cable package with 400 stations you don't need again. Advertisement

Sign up for a discounted Prime Video Channel subscription to Starz, Showtime, PBS Masterpiece, and Lifetime Movie Club here.

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