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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
Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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