Amazon Prime costs more if you pay monthly

Amazon challenges Netflix with a video-only Prime subscription, but its new monthly plans cost more in the long run. Meanwhile, Amazon adds tricks to Echo, and LinkedIn launches an app to help students.

Amazon is stepping up its game against Netflix with new subscription plans -- but you may just want to stick with the classic yearly Prime plan.

Watch CNET Update for an easy breakdown of the new monthly Prime plans and prices, and how it compares to the current $100 annual price. Meanwhile, Amazon also gives the Echo speaker new smarts to answer home help and medical questions:

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You'll pay more for Amazon Prime if you pay monthly