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Friday, May 13, 2016

Amazon Video Direct: Competing With YouTube

Amazon's Video Direct Is a Work in Progress: Review (+Video)

YouTube is now facing competition from Amazon with the launch of its new service, Video Direct. But Jefferson Graham argues that YouTube has little to worry about, for now. The upload process is cumbersome.

Jefferson Graham | May 12, 2016

Amazon has taken on YouTube by offering another venue where anyone can post videos and get paid for it. But the e-tailer has made the process much more cumbersome than its main rival.
Amazon Video Direct allows creators to upload their own videos for "tens of millions" of members of Amazon's Prime Video service to watch. The service is a direct competitor to Google's YouTube, the world's most popular video network with over 1 billion viewers monthly, and an additional way to keep Amazon members paying $99 yearly for the Prime two-day-shipping and entertainment package.

"Amazon launches YouTube-like 'Video Direct' service for content creators." Source:

<more at; related articles and links: (Amazon launches YouTube-like ‘Video Direct’ service for content creators. May 10, 2016) and (Amazon Video Direct Launches To Compete With Google’s YouTube, Here Are The Details. May 10, 2016)>

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