Amazon Prime Video goes global in 200+ countries at a price cheaper than Netflix


Following in the footsteps of Netflix, Amazon is also opening its Prime video subscription service globally. Amazon Prime Video is now available in 200+ countries to sign up for, at an introductory price that will make many salivate. Needless to say, the folks in Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, India, Italy and Spain who already have Prime services subscription won't have to pay anything. For the rest of the globe the fee is just 2.99 USD or EUR for the first six months, and 5.99 USD or EUR afterwards, with a week of free trial offered.

For those unfamiliar, Amazon Prime Video is a streaming service that lets you watch movies, docs and TV shows for one simple monthly subscription, with original programming just like HBO or Netflix, though most its shows have yet to reach the sheer quantity and ratings of those two. It's getting their, though, with shows like The Grand Tour from Jeremy Clarkson, The Man in the High Castle, Transparent, and many more. You can watch on your computer, on your phone or tablet with the respective app, and on TVs. The content can also be downloaded and stored to watch offline. Here's a breakdown of original content from the three major video streamers, with its ratings.


If you want to give Amazon's streaming video option a try in your own country, now you can for only three bucks or euros per month. You can cancel any time, so head over to the link below if you are interested to test drive it.

source: Amazon & CNBC

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6 Comments

1. SuperAndroid507

Posts: 361; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

Netflix in my country sucks, the titles available are mostly low budget never-knew-it-existed content. Gonna give this a try.

2. cmdacos

Posts: 4081; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Prepare to be disappointed. In Canada the content on prime is abysmal. No where near Netflix.

5. bucky

Posts: 3775; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

i was just about to ask, is prime video in Canada any good? Also, when i go to the site its immediately asking for the full $79

3. McLTE

Posts: 922; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

How can that list skip Peaky Blinders?? that's one of THE best shows on Netflix.

4. Odeira

Posts: 300; Member since: Jun 29, 2012

They only did this because of the report that said The Grand Tour, apart from being their priciest show ever - the first episode alone needed £ 3 MILLION - is one of the most illegally downloaded series in history, right up there with The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones!!! You'd think Amazon would've done this much earlier together with their new supershow, Jeez!

6. anup807

Posts: 12; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

In India, Amazon Prime is was cheaper than Netflix at Rs. 999 (~15$) for a year compared to Netflix which is at Rs. 650 (~10$).

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