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Amazon Prime Video wants to be the new Netflix (The 3:59, Ep. 29)

The streaming video service comes out with a standalone monthly option, offering new competition in online TV.

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Kids' show "Tumble Leaf" is among a handful of award-winning original shows from Amazon.
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There goes the streaming neighborhood.

After years of Amazon Prime Video being hidden within the broader Prime service for $99 a year, the e-commerce company finally made the streaming-video service a standalone option. That could spell trouble for streaming-video leader Netflix.

We also talk about Apple apparently stopping support of its Quicktime video player on Windows and the science of farts.

The 3:59 gives you bite-size news and analysis about the top stories of the day, brought to you by CNET Executive Editor Roger Cheng (currently on parental leave), Senior Writer Ben Fox Rubin and Producer Bryan VanGelder.

Amazon Prime Video wants to be the new Netflix (The 3:59, Ep. 29)

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