The feature wasn’t formally announced by the service, but a spokesperson for the streamer acknowledged it was a new perk that recently rolled out for users of Amazon Fire TV devices.
Amazon Pay is a payment processing feature that links to a customer’s Amazon account — the same one used to make purchases on Amazon’s website and other services. The feature integrates into third party websites and businesses, allowing customers with an Amazon account to make a seamless transaction without having to re-enter in their debit, credit cards or checking account information.
At the moment, the feature is only offered through Philo on Amazon Fire TV devices, including the Amazon Fire TV Stick and Amazon Fire TV Cube. The service accepts major credit and debit cards for subscriptions on all other platforms.
Philo offers access to more than 60 live television channels from its owner-investors ViacomCBS (BET, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon), Discovery Communications (Discovery, Animal Planet, Science Channel, Travel Channel), A&E Networks (A&E, History Channel) and AMC Networks (AMC, IFC, We TV, BBC America, BBC World News). It also has carriage deals with independent programmers to offer channels like Newsy, Cheddar News, Bloomberg, Cleo TV, Revry, AccuWeather Network and Get TV.