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Amazon Launches ‘The Force Awakens’ Instagram Contest To Celebrate Streaming Of The Film

8 September 2016, 1:46 pm EDT By Lauren Keating Tech Times
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Amazon Video kicked off an Instagram contest on Thursday, where three Star Wars fans can win merchandise to celebrate the streaming of "The Force Awakens."  ( Funko )

Star Wars fans who don't already follow Amazon Video's Instagram account need to do so immediately. That's because the streaming platform is kicking off a new contest today in celebration of the upcoming ability for Prime members to stream The Force Awakens.

Prime members with the Starz add-on subscription will be able to stream Star Wars: The Force Awakens on Sept. 10.

Those who don't already have the Starz subscription can add it to their Prime Video plan through Amazon Channels for an additional $8.99 per month after a seven-day free trial.

It's huge news in its own right that viewers will soon be able to start streaming The Force Awakens. However, Amazon is adding icing to the cake by hosting a social media giveaway for all Star Wars fans.

Just launched on its Instagram page, Amazon Video is giving away The Force Awakens Funko Pop! sets for free.

To enter the contest, users just have to follow Amazon Video on the platform and tag a friend in the comments in the post shown below. This will automatically enter them to win one of three of the Star Wars toys.


The most recent wave of Funko's Star Wars: The Force Awakens Pop! figures that were released in July include the stylized vinyl figures for Luke Skywalker, a mask-less Kylo Ren, Rey with a lightsaber and even BB-8.

Also pictured in the Instagram post are Han Solo, Poe Dameron, Finn and Maz Kanata.

The Amazon Instagram contest is open from now until Saturday, Sept. 10 at 11:59 p.m. PST. Then, Amazon will reply to three lucky winners who will be selected at random with instructions on how they can claim the toys on Monday, Sept. 12.

Prime Video is available with an annual subscription to Prime for $99, or as a stand-alone service for $8.99 per month. Eligible Prime members have the option to subscribe to premium networks like Starz and Showtime directly through Amazon Video.

Those with a cable or stand-alone subscription to the Starz app will also be able to stream The Force Awakens on Sept. 10.

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