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Amazon has just now announced Prime Video (Geekzone registration link), available in 200 countries, including New Zealand. One page overview here.

 

 

Customers worldwide can sign up for a Prime Video membership and enjoy popular new shows like The Grand Tour from Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May, and award-winning Amazon Original Series including 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 Award-winner Tumble Leaf, along with popular Hollywood movies and TV shows

 

Prime Video is automatically available 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 members can watch anytime, anywhere through the Amazon Prime Video app on Android and iOS phones and tablets, Fire Tablets, popular LG and Samsung Smart TVs or online at PrimeVideo.com—and can also download all titles to mobile devices for offline viewing

 

Members can watch Amazon Original Series in English, with French, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish subtitled and dubbed versions also available

 

Amazon today announced that Amazon Prime Video is now available to customers in more than 200 countries and territories around the globe. Customers around the world can now enjoy popular new original series like The Grand Tour from Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May (currently the top-rated TV show on IMDb with an overall rating of 9.4 and over 20,000 votes) and award-winning Amazon Original Series like The Man in the High Castle, Transparent, Mozart in the Jungle, Tumble Leaf and more. Customers can sign up for a Prime Video membership at PrimeVideo.com and watch on Android and iOS phones and tablets, Fire Tablets and popular LG and Samsung smart TVs. Amazon Prime members in Belgium, Canada, France, India, Italy and Spain can start watching today at no additional cost to their Prime membership. Customers in the other new Prime Video territories can sign up at an introductory price of $2.99 (or €2.99) per month for the first six months, starting with a free 7-day trial at PrimeVideo.com.

 

Amazon Prime Video is now available to customers in more than 200 countries and territories around the globe

 

“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.”

 

What to Watch

 

Amazon Prime Video members around the world can now enjoy The Grand Tour, the biggest show premiere ever on Prime Video, multi Golden Globe, Emmy, and BAFTA Award-winning Transparent, the multi Golden Globe Award-winning series Mozart in the Jungle and one of the most-streamed Amazon Original Series ever by Amazon Prime members globally, The Man in the High Castle. Most Amazon Original Kids Series are also available, including the animated art-adventure Creative Galaxy, the live-action coming-of-age tale of friendship, Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street, and the multi Emmy Award-winning animated series, Tumble Leaf and more. Additional Amazon Original Series like 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 service next year. Prime Video members can also watch hundreds of popular movies and TV shows from top networks and Hollywood studios.

 

How to Watch

 

Members can watch Amazon Prime Video in English, with French, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish subtitled and dubbed versions also available for many titles. Members can watch anytime, anywhere through the Amazon Prime Video app on Android and iOS phones and tablets, Fire Tablets, popular LG and Samsung Smart TVs or online at PrimeVideo.com. Members can also download all movies and TV shows for offline viewing—that means watching on a plane, train, anywhere at no additional cost.

 

Prime Video members can also control how much data they use when streaming and downloading video by choosing between Good, Better and Best visual quality settings, all of which utilize Amazon Prime Video’s state of the art video compression technology to use less data without reducing visual quality. Amazon Prime Video’s automated and machine learning systems will also select the best streaming configurations for a given customer based on their device, location and Internet Service Provider, providing better visual quality and fewer interruptions even when internet connection speeds are slow or highly variable.

 

Amazon Prime Video is now available at no additional cost to Amazon Prime in Belgium, Canada, France, India, Italy and Spain and to customers in new Prime Video territories for $2.99 USD (or €2.99) per month for the first six months—a 50 percent discount off the full price of $5.99 (or €5.99) per month. Visit PrimeVideo.com to start a free 7-day trial.

 





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  #1688998 14-Dec-2016 23:36
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holdenman3000 will be overjoyed.





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  #1689002 15-Dec-2016 00:31
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Apple TV ap?

 
 
 
 


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  #1689012 15-Dec-2016 06:17
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woohoo!


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  #1689036 15-Dec-2016 06:50
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Is there a way to view what TV shows they have available for NZ before signing up?


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  #1689049 15-Dec-2016 07:34
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There is a 7 day free trial.





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  #1689058 15-Dec-2016 08:03
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DjShadow:

 

Is there a way to view what TV shows they have available for NZ before signing up?

 

 

This is what I want to know also -  you can see what the shows are for the US but wonder if there are geo restrictions...or not.


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  #1689061 15-Dec-2016 08:12
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I'm wondering if the amazing popularity (aka pirating) of The Grand Show has pushed them to open up worldwide a little quicker than planned?






 
 
 
 


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  #1689064 15-Dec-2016 08:18
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maoriboy:

 

I'm wondering if the amazing popularity (aka pirating) of The Grand Show has pushed them to open up worldwide a little quicker than planned?

 

 

Doubtful.  Amazon has 2million subscribers in the UK - and has offered programming there for a few years.  Despite the fact that people in the UK can subscribe to Amazon Prime The Grand Show was watched by 5x as many non-subscribers (ie pirates) as subscribers in the UK.  

 

Opening up worldwide is a competitive thing.  Its taken Amazon 12 months to get its ducks in a row to catch up to Netflix.  But ducks in a row nonetheless.


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Interesting to note that a couple of the shows mentioned (Mozart in the Jungle, Transparent) were Lightbox exclusives. Does this mean they're no longer available there, or are we seeing the start of SVOD services doing what music streaming services currently do, and differentiating over features rather than content?


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  #1689082 15-Dec-2016 08:40
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CYaBro: Apple TV ap?

 

Not yet, and it is weird they haven't released one. I think there must be some feud going on between Apple and Amazon? Don't think you can buy AppleTV from Amazon either...


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  #1689084 15-Dec-2016 08:43
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dclegg:

Interesting to note that a couple of the shows mentioned (Mozart in the Jungle, Transparent) were Lightbox exclusives. Does this mean they're no longer available there, or are we seeing the start of SVOD services doing what music streaming services currently do, and differentiating over features rather than content?

just checked and they're both still there, 3 seasons each.

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Looks OK, but lack of chromecast support is very annoying. I guess they expect you to buy a fire TV or fire TV stick rather than supporting casting. I am not seeing anything other than the Grand tour that would make me sign up though. The rest looks pretty much like a generic movie dumping ground. Looks like netflix without the original content. What else is good on there?





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  #1689090 15-Dec-2016 08:49
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DjShadow:

Is there a way to view what TV shows they have available for NZ before signing up?



I believe you can browse their catalogue for free

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  #1689093 15-Dec-2016 08:52
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toyonut:

 

Looks OK, but lack of chromecast support is very annoying. I guess they expect you to buy a fire TV or fire TV stick rather than supporting casting. I am not seeing anything other than the Grand tour that would make me sign up though. The rest looks pretty much like a generic movie dumping ground. Looks like netflix without the original content. What else is good on there?

 

 

 

 

Amazon has loads of original content, they were nominated as many times as Netflix and last year they won about 2 less?

 

 


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  #1689095 15-Dec-2016 09:03
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CYaBro: Apple TV ap?

 

Unlikely.  Apple TV is a direct competitor to Amazon.  I'll stick with my US Amazon Prime account I think as NZ content will be small.  Wonder if the likes of Sky, the studios et al will try to get Amazon to do a DNS block on us kiwis as Netflix has done??





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