STREAMING SATURDAY: Amazon Video Update: Jack Ryan and More

Are you a streamer who’s also a fan of Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan character? If so, then there’s one place you want to be, and that’s Amazon Video.

Even casual moviegoers are familiar with Clancy’s Jack Ryan. The character appeared in five films – The Hunt for Red OctoberPatriot GamesClear and Present DangerThe Sum of All Fears, and Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit. Amazon’s version is a modern and younger re-imagining of Clancy’s well-liked, pop-culture espionage hero.

The new show follows a younger Jack Ryan played by John Krasinski (The Office). Ryan is a CIA analyst who goes on a dangerous assignment after uncovering a terrorist plot. Each show is set to run for an hour in this 10-episode dramatic series. Amazon has not stated a release date for the new series.

In Other Amazon Video News…
The streaming service plans to offer more viewing packages to its subscription service. These will allow Amazon Prime Video members to access more content. Getting these viewing packages through Amazon makes for convenient billing and management. It also makes the additional programming easier to access.

Amazon’s wide variety of add-on subscription services include:

Activities/Lifestyles
Gaia, $9.95 after 7-day FREE trial
Oello Concerts, $7.99/month (7-day free trial)
Screen Junkies Plus, $4.99/month (30-day free trial)
AcaciaTV, $6.99/month after 10-day FREE trial
Paula Deen, $4.99/month (7-day free trial)
ConTV, $4.99/month (30-day free trial)
Comic-Con HQ, $4.99/month (7-day free trial)
Music Baeble, $2.99/month (7-day free trial)

Cable Channels
Showtime, $8.99/month (30-day free trial)
Starz, $8.99/month (7-day free trial)
Comedy Central Stand-Up, $3.99/month (7-day free trial)
History Channel Vault, $4.99/month (7-day free trial)
LifeTime Movie Club, $3.99 (7-day free trial)

Children’s Programs
ABC All Babies Channel, $2.99/month (30-day free trial)
Nursery Rhymes Club, $2.99/month (30-day free trial)
Hooplakidz Plus, $5.99 (7-day free trial)
UP Faith & Family, $4.99/month (7-day free trial)

Comedy
SeeSo, $3.99/month (7-day free trial)

Documentaries
Sundance Now Doc Club, $6.99/month (30-day free trial)
CuriosityStream, $5.99/month (Free trial)
Smithsonian Earth, $3.99 (7-day free trial)
Naturevision TV, $2.99/month (14-day free trial)
Docurama, $4.99/month (7-day free trial)
Daring Docs, $2.99/month (7-day free trial)
DOX, $2.99/month (14-day free trial)
The Great Courses, $7.99/month (7-day free trial)
DOCCOMTV, $3.99/month (7-day FREE trial)

Movies & TV Shows
Shortlist – Movies Worth Watching, $4.99/month (14-day free trial)
Acorn TV – Britain & Beyond, $4.99 (7-day FREE trial)
Cinepride, $3.99/month (14-day free trial)
Dramafever, Instant $3.99/month (7-day free trial)
Shudder – Horror, $4.99/month 14-day free trial)
IndiFlix Shorts, $2.99/month (30-day free trial)
Indie Club, $2.99/month after (7-day free trial)
Cinefest, $4.99/month (14-day free trial)
Dove Channel, $4.99/month (30-day free trial)
UMC Urban Movie Channel, $4.99/month (14-day free trial)
Monsters and Nightmares, $2.99 (14-day free trial)
Warriors & Gangsters, $2.99 (14-day free trial)
FILMBOX, $4.99/month (7-day free trial)
British Pathe, $4.99/month (7-day free trial
XiveTV, $4.99/month (7-day free trial)

Sports
The Ring TV, $2.99 (7-day free trial)
XTERRA TV, $2.99/month (7-day free trial)
GONE, $3.99/month (7-day free trial)
Undisputed Champion Network, $3.99/month (7-day free trial)
Powerslam Wrestling Network, $5.99/month (7-day free trial)

Streaming Innovation
These latest additions are just some of the many improvements to Amazon Video. As streaming becomes more popular, the major players in this field will continue to compete against each other to bring viewers the best and most affordable service possible. Ultimately, its viewers like you and me who benefit the most from this. I won’t be surprised if Hulu, Netflix, and other streaming services have similar announcements of new content and services within the week.

Until next week, keep streaming!