Back in March, the WSJ reported Amazon was considering an ad-supported video streaming service. Amazon said it wasn\u2019t happening.\r\n\r\nToday, the New York Post reports Amazon is indeed planning a video streaming alternative.\r\n\r\nAccording to the New York Post, Amazon is set to launch an ad-supported streaming option early next year. This new service would be completely separate from Amazon Prime membership ($99\/year).\r\n\r\nIt would also be low-cost, maybe even free. I think it has to free. No one is going to pay and watch ads. Hulu gets away with it, but Netflix doesn\u2019t do it. And, that\u2019s who Amazon is competing with.\r\n\r\nAnalysts say the move could loosen Netflix\u2019s grip on the streaming market.\r\n\r\nAn ad-supported streaming option is a no-brainer. Amazon can push its library of media towards potential advertisers. And, those who try it out and get tired of ads can upgrade to Amazon Prime.\r\n\r\nSoon, I think it will be original content that will ultimately make up a consumers\u2019 mind on which streaming option to choose. Not price.\r\n\r\nWhat do you think? Would a free, ad-supported Amazon Instant Video service be compelling enough for you to switch from Netflix?