Amazon Prime Video expands to over 200 countries
You’ll be able to stream The Grand Tour in over 200 countries.
Amazon is expanding its Prime Video service to over 200 countries, bringing serious competition to Netflix. The latter launched globally earlier this year, rolling out to 130 countries around the world. Amazon is now following suit by making its original content — including the likes of The Grand Tour, Transparent, The Man in the High Castle, and others — available for streaming to an international audience.
Amazon Prime members in Belgium, Canada, France, India, Italy and Spain will be able to watch Prime Video starting today for no additional cost. If you’re not a member yet, you can sign up for a 30-day trial now for free. In other regions, the subscription will cost $2.99 per month for the first six months, following which it will be $5.99 monthly.
While Netflix rolled out offline downloads at the end of last month, Amazon has offered the ability to view TV shows and movies offline since last year.
You’ll be able to watch all the content available through the Prime Video app on Android phones and tablets, iOS, Amazon Fire tablets and Fire TV Stick, and online at primevideo.com. With The Grand Tour surpassing HBO’s Game of Thrones when it comes to illegal downloads, Amazon will be hoping that the international rollout of Prime Video will convince some of the people pirating the show to pony up for the service.