The announcement was slipped into the e-commerce giant's strong 2016 second quarter results yesterday, CNBC.com reports.
On the company's second quarter earnings call, CFO Brian Olsavsky said Amazon.com is "very happy" with free trial conversions and renewal rates for Amazon Video, the company's streaming offering, according to CNBC.
"We know the customers love it," he added.
Although Amazon.com did not give a hard figure for its video content spending, it said it will add to the $1.3 billion the company spent on video in 2014.
Analysts at Canaccord Genuity project that 20% to 25% of that number was dedicated to original content, CNBC added.
In the latest quarter, Amazon.com upped its streaming offerings after it earned an exclusive deal for PBS children's shows for an undisclosed sum.
After Thursday's closing bell, the Seattle-based company reported adjusted earnings of $1.78 per share, soaring past analysts' estimates of $1.11 per share. Revenue jumped 31% year-over-year to $30.4 billion and beat expectations of $29.55 billion.
Shares of Amazon.com closed up 0.82% to $758.81 on heavy trading volume Friday.
About 6.75 million of the company's shares were traded today vs. its average volume of 3.5 million shares per day.
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