Smaller than Netflix, bigger than Spotify.
After years of waiting for Amazon to release an actual number, we finally learned yesterday that Amazon now has more than 100 million Prime members globally. That’s a nice, big, round number, but how does that number compare to those of other subscription services?
HBO and Netflix both have more subscribers around the world at 142 million and 125 million, respectively. However, Amazon Prime dwarfs many other subscription businesses, including Spotify (71 million users), Hulu (17 million) and Tinder (three million).
For some added context, note that there are more than one billion pay-TV subscribers worldwide across a variety of cable providers, according to data from IHS Markit.
Of course, Amazon Prime subscriptions are only one of Amazon’s revenue sources. And each of these subscriptions have different prices. Prime memberships cost $100 a year in the U.S., whereas home delivery of The New York Times would run you $240 a year. Tinder Plus costs about $55, if you sign up for a whole year.
This data includes paid and trial subscribers — people who may soon become paid subscribers — when available.
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