Amazon Prime officially launches in Australia

15 December, 2016 by Staff Writer

The Grand Tour. 

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Amazon Prime Video has officially launched in over 200 countries, including Australia.

A subscription will set customers back $2.99USD ($4.03AUD) a month for the first six months, and $5.99USD ($8.07AUD) thereafter. By comparison, Netflix charges a minimum $8.99 a month and Stan $10.

Australians have been able to access Amazon Prime Video via its US and UK websites since November – but Amazon denied that was a soft launch.

Amazon Original series include The Grand Tour, Transparent, Mozart in the Jungle, The Man in the High Castle, Creative Galaxy, Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street, Tumble Leaf and Wishenpoof. 

While Stan has the Australian rights to Transparent and Mozart in the Jungle, Amazon Prime subscribers will still be able to watch past seasons. 

Amazon Originals such as Woody Allen’s Crisis in Six Scenes, David E. Kelley’s Goliath featuring Billy Bob Thornton, docuseries American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story, and Sneaky Pete produced by Bryan Cranston and Graham Yost, will be added to the service next year. 

Prime Video works through the Amazon Prime Video app on Android and iOS phones and tablets, Fire Tablets, LG and Samsung Smart TVs or online on the Amazon Prime website. Titles can also be downloaded to be viewed offline. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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