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Amazon Prime Video goes global

Amazon has rolled out its Prime Video streaming service in more than 200 countries and territories internationally. Amazon Prime members in Canada, Belgium, France, India, Italy and Spain are now able ...
December 14, 2016

Amazon has rolled out its Prime Video streaming service in more than 200 countries and territories internationally.

Amazon Prime members in Canada, Belgium, France, India, Italy and Spain are now able to access programming at no additional cost to their memberships. Customers in new territories can sign up for US$2.99 (or €2.99) per month for the first six months, beginning with a free seven-day trial. It is available via Android and iOS phones and tablets, Fire Tablets and LG and Samsung smart TVs.

The expansion means Amazon will now compete with SVOD giant Netflix, which is available in 190 countries.

The company announced the plan to go international last month in the lead-up to the premiere of former Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson’s new series The Grand Tour (pictured). The show reportedly broke Prime Video viewership records, though Amazon did not confirm numbers.

Amazon’s other unscripted offerings include upcoming doc series American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story, Clay Tweel’s Oscar-shortlisted documentary Gleason and the Brett Ratner-produced doc Author: The JT LeRoy Story.

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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