Amazon Prime Video is going global today, with the streaming service now available in more than 200 countries around the world.
Customers worldwide can sign-up for a Prime Video membership and enjoy popular new shows, such as The Grand Tour, Golden Globe winner Mozart in the Jungle, Golden Globe, Emmy and BAFTA winner Transparent, Emmy winner The Man in the High Castle, and multi-Emmy winner Tumble Leaf, along with popular Hollywood movies and TV shows.
Amazon Prime Video is included at no additional cost to Amazon Prime members in Belgium, Canada, France, India, Italy and Spain and to customers in new Prime Video territories at an introductory price of $2.99 (or €2.99) per month for the first six months. Prime Video subscribers can stream titles on Android and iOS phones and tablets, Fire Tablets, LG and Samsung Smart TVs or online at PrimeVideo.com – and can also download titles to mobile devices for offline viewing.
Additional Amazon Original series, such as Woody Allen’s Crisis in Six Scenes, David E. Kelley’s Goliath featuring Billy Bob Thornton, the docuseries American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story, as well as Sneaky Pete, produced by Bryan Cranston and Graham Yost, and starring Giovanni Ribisi, will be added to the international service next year. French, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish subtitled and dubbed versions of Amazon originals are also available.
“We are excited to announce that starting today, fans around the world have access to Prime Video,” says Tim Leslie, Vice President, International, Prime Video. “And what’s really exciting is that we are just getting started.”
The movie positions Amazon on a par with Netflix, which launched globally at the start of the year. The announcement follows this year’s Golden Globe nominations, which saw Amazon nominated for five TV awards, including Best TV Series (Comedy or Musical) and Best Actor (Comedy or Musical) for both Transparent and Mozart in the Jungle, as well as Best Actor (Drama) for Goliath. It also follows reports of people illegally downloading The Grand Tour, which launched in the UK last month, before it became available in other countries.
Amazon’s The Grand Tour will be released globally this December
17th November 2016
Amazon has announced that it will release The Grand Tour globally this December.
Amazon’s new motoring show, which reunites Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May for more of what they call “middle-aged men falling over”, premieres on Friday 18th November – at 00.01 GMT, to be precise. The 12-episode series is available to stream exclusively on Amazon Prime Video in the UK, the USA, Germany, Austria and Japan, with new episodes arriving weekly all the way through until February 2017.
Other countries, though, will not be able to stream the programme this weekend, as Amazon’s Prime Video service has not yet launched in more than those five countries – a disadvantage it has had compared to rival Netflix, since the other streaming service expanded its offering to over 190 countries worldwide.
Now, Amazon appears set to do the same, with a video released by The Grand Tour revealing that the show will be available to stream in 200 countries and territories around the world from December. At that point, all existing episodes will be added to Amazon globally, with new episodes then arriving simultaneously on the site every Friday.You can sign up to a mailing list for more details at www.amazon.co.uk/GTGlobal.
The announcement arrives as Amazon promotes its show on the world stage, by appearing to crash Toyota Prius vehicles in famous international cities:
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