Coronavirus Lockdown: Theatres Shut Down? Amazon Prime Planning To Stream New Releases On Rent - Oh Yes

Reportedly, due to the shutdown of theatres in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, Amazon Prime is planning to stream new releases, albeit on rent. Read on to know all the details

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Coronavirus Lockdown: Theatres Shut Down? Amazon Prime Planning To Stream New Releases On Rent - Oh Yes
The coronavirus outbreak has spared no one and nothing, unfortunately. Other than affecting so many lives, it has also put its claws on several markets and businesses. The one industry that has suffered a major setback due to COVID-19 is the film industry across the globe. Theatres have been shut down, shootings have come to a halt and all the big releases have been postponed, hence turning out to be a huge loss for the world of entertainment. Well, it's sad news for many but all the streaming giants have proven to be a messiah for so many of us, especially amid the quarantine period.

Now, if a report in digitaltrends.com is anything to go by, Amazon Prime has decided to stream some new releases, albeit on one condition. This week, the streaming giant unveiled its new section called the 'in-theater rentals'. As per the portal, renting films on this new feature would cost you anywhere around $6 to $20. The in-theater rentals, as of now, are only available in the US and people from other countries will have to wait a little more.

As of now, Amazon plans to release Pixar’s Onward, horror remake The Invisible Man, period drama Emma, and action thriller The Hunt. Exciting news, isn't it? We can't wait to get our hands on this feature.


Meanwhile, Disney, too, is following the same route. The reports added that due to the coronavirus pandemic, Disney has opted to release their brand new content onto streaming platforms early. It includes Frozen 2 and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, which will make it to streaming platforms before they hit the big screens.

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