Amazon To Stream Golden Globe Winner “Transparent” For Free On Saturday, While Offering Discounted Prime Membership (Tech Crunch)

transparentBinge for free all day today on my favorite new television show of 2014, Transparent thanks to Amazon Prime. If you love it, consider becoming an Amazon Prime member – discounted today at $72/year from the usual $99/year. Amazon Prime is the perfect complement to a Netflix account especially because of the amazing access to HBO’s back catalog. After your done binging on Transparent, move on to Six Feet Under, The Wire, The Sopranos, Boardwalk Empire and many more. From Tech Crunch,

Fresh off the heels of its first Golden Globes win, Amazon is taking advantage of the increased exposure its Netflix-like video streaming service, Prime Instant Video, is now receiving in order to onboard new Prime subscribers at a discounted rate. The company said this morning it will make the TV series “Transparent,” which took home two Golden Globes in January, available for free to everyone this Saturday as a part of special marketing promotion.

At this time, Amazon is also offering customers the ability to sign up for Amazon Prime, which includes the video streaming service, at a discounted rate of $72.

That’s a 25 percent-plus savings over the usual $99 price of an Amazon Prime membership, the company notes in its announcement. It’s also “72” dollars in reference to the 72nd Annual Golden Globes, which saw Amazon Studios taking home two awards this year, alongside competitor Netflix’s one win (Kevin Spacey for “House of Cards”) out of its seven nominations.

“Transparent,” an Amazon Original TV series starring Jeffrey Tambor as a father who comes out to his adult children as transgender, won both the Golden Globe for Best TV series, musical or comedy. And Tambor won Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy Series. In his acceptance speech, he called Amazon “my new best friend.”

Read the full article on Tech Crunch.
Read Reel Charlie’s review of Transparent.

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