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Amazon’s Prime Video streaming service launches in 200 countries, beats Netflix pricing

Amazon Prime Video: Release Date

Amazon has taken a significant step on Wednesday in its fight against Netflix for streaming dominance. Following its rival’s lead, Amazon launched Prime Video in more than 200 countries and territories around the world. That means you don’t have to steal some of Amazon’s best original TV show including The Grand Tour,  The Man in the High Castle, and others.

If you thought that’s an amazing deal, then wait until you hear about how much it costs.

Amazon Prime Video is already available to Amazon Prime subscribers in many markets, so if you’re able to get Amazon Prime in your country, you’re also going to get access to the streaming side of the business.

In every other country where Prime isn’t offered, you’re going to be able to subscribe to Prime Video for just $5.99 or €5.99, depending on where you reside. If that’s not sufficient, then you should know you get seven days of free access, followed by an introductory price of just $2.99 or €2.99 per month for the first half of the year.

This is certainly an offer that beats what Netflix is offering in the same markets. Sure, the catalog of available movies might not coincide, but just Amazon’s original TV shows are worth it.

So how do you stream Amazon Prime? You just download the appropriate iOS or Android app, fire up select Smart TVs from Samsung and LG, or head on over to PrimeVideo.com.

If that’s not enough, then you should know that you also get offline download support so that you can stream Amazon show even when you’re offline.

The full press release is available at this link, complete with the list of countries where Prime Video is now available and their respective prices.

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he closely follows the events in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises. Outside of work, you’ll catch him streaming almost every new movie and TV show release as soon as it's available.