Amazon Prime Video is now available in more than 200 countries; but there is one noticeable omission—and it’s none other than China. You would have thought that a country with the largest population in the world and an economy as big as theirs would be first on the list; but Amazon thought otherwise. The country’s communist regime is always a torn in the flesh of foreign media; and Amazon may have acted based on that fear.
To the main story, Prime Video, according to Amazon, is now available at an introductory price of $2.99/€2.99 a month in several markets.
“We are excited to announce that starting today, fans around the world have access to Prime Video,” said Tim Leslie, Vice President, 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.”
For those who want to test it out before choosing a subscription plan that suits their budget; Amazon is offering a free seven-day trial. There is a long list of countries where the service is currently available, find out if yours is included here.
Netflix has some catching up to do because Amazon service now has more spread—covering more than 200 countries. However, Amazon has a lot of catching up to do in terms of content—an area where it’s currently playing second fiddle to Netflix. Shows, according to Amazon, will be available around the world, and they include; Mozart in the Jungle, Transparent, The Man in the High Castle, and The Grand Tour.
Members can watch Amazon Prime Video in English, but with subtitle in French, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish. To watch, you will have to download app on Android and iOS phones and tablets, Fire Tablets, popular LG and Samsung Smart TVs or online at PrimeVideo.com. You can also download your favorite movies and TV shows to watch offline anywhere you feel like; and of course, no additional cost.
Back in October, Amazon launched a new on-demand music streaming service called ‘Amazon Music Unlimited.’ Available for $7.99/month for Prime members, and $9.99 per month for non-Prime members, the service offers tens of millions of songs to all music lovers.
Prime members could have access to over two million songs, as well as a thousand playlists and personalized stations. Membership affords you the opportunity to listen to loads of your favorite songs from major record labels such as Warner, Sony, and Universal.
For $14.99/month or $149/year, a family of six can listen to loads of songs via Amazon Music Unlimited—but that plan is currently being worked out and will be available before the end of the year. For Prime members who would love to make their subscription just once in a year, the company says they can pay $79; that’s $6.58/month.