The latest industry news reveals that Amazon Prime is unveiling a new payment option, Peacock talks about its stellar first quarter in 2022, and Pokemon Unite is joining the subscription world for more gaming perks.
More payment options with Amazon Prime
Amazon has unveiled Buy with Prime, its latest online payment option for U.S.-based Prime members when shopping at stores beyond Amazon.com. Prime members can “shop directly from merchants’ online stores, with free delivery, a streamlined checkout experience, and free returns on eligible orders.” At checkout, members can use the payment and shipping details from their Amazon accounts. Learn more on The Paypers.
Peacock reaches new peak of 13 million paid subscribers
The first quarter of the year for Peacock ended with 13 million paid subscribers and 28 million monthly active accounts, up from the last quarter of 2021. The streaming service attributes its success to Super Bowl LVI and the Beijing Winter Olympics during this quarter. Learn more on Variety.
Pokemon Unite debuts subscription plan
Pokemon Unite, a Nintendo Switch game, is introducing a monthly paid subscription membership for its players. While the game will remain free to download and play, this subscription offers users the chance to spend some cash on extra perks and items. Global prices have yet to be released, but the total amount in Japanese Yen is equivalent to $8.99 USD. Read more on GameRant.