Amazon Prime Now has arrived in Los Angeles and Orange County. Residents may now upgrade to cooler items for their home and personal use in an hour by doing a few swipes on mobile.

Shoppers from L.A., Santa Monica, Silver Lake, Irvine, and Redondo Beach who have the Amazon Prime Now app on their smartphones may log in to their Amazon account and choose among thousands of products, which include ice cream, leather bags, and the Xbox, among many others.

After adding items to the cart, the shopper may choose between the one-hour paid service at $7.99 or the two-hour free delivery service. The item then goes on its way and may be tracked through the app.

"Customers love the convenience of getting items delivered right to their doors in under an hour," said Amazon's Prime Now director Stephenie Landry.

Users are also getting more from the premium app. They can soon opt for delivery services from nearby grocery outlets such as Sprouts Farmers Market, Bristol Farms, 99 Ranch Market, and Fresh & Easy.

Amazon is teaming up with small and mid-level grocery chains, a territory dominated by Walmart.

Amazon Prime Now has an annual subscription cost of $99. Subscribers automatically get an unlimited free 48-hour shipping on over 20 million items across various product categories. Additional perks include year-long free same-day delivery on over a million items in 14 metro areas, boundless streaming of tens of thousands of movies and TV episodes, more than a million songs, more than a thousand playlists and hundreds of stations with Prime Music, early access to select lightning deals all year long, free secure, limitless photo storage in Amazon Cloud Drive with Prime Photos, and free pass to more than 800,000 books to borrow with the Kindle Owners' Lending Library.

Prime Now is available for deliveries from 8 a.m. to midnight, seven days a week through the Prime Now app on iOS and Android. A free trial of Amazon prime is available at

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