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LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) – Amazon Prime Video has gone global. The streaming service is now available in more than 200 countries and territories, Amazon said Tuesday.
Amazon Prime members in Belgium, Canada, France, India, Italy and Spain can start watching Tuesday at no additional cost to their subscription. Customers in the other new Prime Video territories can sign-up at an introductory price of $2.99 (or EUR2.99) per month for the first six months, starting with a free seven-day trial at PrimeVideo.com. Subscribers can watch on Android and iOS phones, and tablets, Fire Tablets and select LG and Samsung smart TVs.
Among the shows available are “The Grand Tour,” hosted by Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May, “The Man in the High Castle,” “Transparent,” “Mozart in the Jungle,” and “Tumble Leaf.” Additional Amazon Original Series like Woody Allen’s “Crisis in Six Scenes,” David E. Kelley’s “Goliath,” featuring Billy Bob Thornton, the docu series “American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story,” and “Sneaky Pete,” produced by Bryan Cranston and Graham Yost, and starring Giovanni Ribisi, will be added to the service next year.
“We are excited to announce that starting today, fans around the world have access to Prime Video,” said Tim Leslie, VP, international, Prime Video. “‘The Grand Tour’ and other critically acclaimed Amazon Original Series like ‘Transparent,’ ‘Mozart in the Jungle,’ and ‘The Man in the High Castle,’ along with hundreds of popular Hollywood movies and TV shows, are now available at the introductory price of only $2.99 a month. And what’s really exciting is that we are just getting started.”
By Leo Barraclough