EXCLUSIVE: Amazon Prime Video: Available in Australia

You can now download the app and get streaming right from your mobile device

It appears Amazon Prime Video is now available in 200 countries around the world – Including Australia.  EFTM has tonight downloaded the Amazon Prime Video app on both Android and iOS devices and successfully signed in and streamed content without error or warning.

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This launch comes after last week’s publicity stunt with the giant heads of Clarkson, Hammond and May driving through Sydney and follows the launch of the Grand Tour in November.

Now four episodes in, a new episode is launching each Friday and this app launch makes it possible for people to watch on their favourite devices with ease.

UPDATE: Official launch announcement has been made by Amazon – full release is at the bottom of this story

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We’ve signed in with an existing account, and also created a new account within the app, both worked fine.

Pricing is in US Dollars, at $2.99 for an introductory period, $5.99 after that.

NB: This will cause some controversy, as it avoids the Government’s recent GST on overseas purchases as it appears – more on this later.

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That’s around $8 per month Aussie for the standard rate, and $4 for the introductory period.

It appears at this early stage that signups are only available in the Android version, which is possibly do avoid a revenue share with Apple through iTunes App Store purchasing.

You can sign up at primevideo.com

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We await an official announcement from Amazon, but for those waiting for mobile device availability – it’s yours now on iOS and Android.

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Apple TV “casting” is possible with the iOS version, we’re unsure yet about Chromecast compatibility for Android.

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The Amazon Video app is also now available on Smart TVs.  We’ve checked on the 2016 Samsung and installed with ease.

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We’ll update this story as information becomes available.


 

OFFICIAL RELEASE:

Amazon Prime Video Now Available in More Than 200 Countries and Territories Around the World

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.

“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 moreAdditional 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 utilise 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.

Price
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.

Amazon Prime Video is now available in the following countries and territories. For more information visit PrimeVideo.com.

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Trevor produces two of the most popular technology podcasts in Australia, Your Tech Life and Two Blokes Talking Tech. He has a weekly radio show on 2UE, as well as appearances across the country and regularly provides Technology Commentary to Channel 9’s Today Show and A Current Affair. Father of three, he is often found down in his Man Cave. Like this post? Buy Trev a drink!
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