There’s been rumors and speculation about Amazon going up against YouTube to complete in the short-form video market and today we start to have a glimpse of what that could look like. The initial version is pretty limited — there’s no share buttons nor embed code, but the revenue model is pretty clear. While ads are displayed against the video content, there’s also a lot of products displayed around the video that are associated with the video’s content. For example, if you’re watching a music video, you’ll see the album to buy on Amazon. If you’re watching video game play, you’ll see the video game for sale.
Amazon’s Video Shorts Site Turns Casual Viewing Into a Shopping Opportunity
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