Amazon Prime Video launches in Australia

Move over Netflix, Stan & Foxtel Play -new service comes with a $US2.99 introductory offer.

It’s official. Amazon Prime Video has launched a Streaming service in Australia today, as part of a global rollout in over 200 countries and territories.

It will feature Amazon Original Series such as The Grand Tour, Transparent, Mozart in the Jungle, The Man in the High Castle and most children’s series like Creative Galaxy, Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street, Tumble Leaf and Wishenpoof.

Customers in Australia can sign up at an introductory price of $US2.99  ($AU3.98) per month for the first six months, starting with a free 7-day trial at PrimeVideo.com.

New seasons of The Man in the High Castle, Mozart in the Jungle, Hand of God, Red Oaks will follow plus full first seasons of The Grand Tour, Woody Allen’s Crisis in Six Scenes, David E. Kelley’s Goliath featuring Billy Bob Thornton, docuseries American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story, Sneaky Pete produced by Bryan Cranston and Graham Yost, Z: The Beginning of Everything starring Christina Ricci, Patriot, The Tick, among other Hollywood movies and TV shows coming soon.

It also promises Original programming not only from the US, but around the world.

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.


16 Responses

  1. I signed up with the US prime store a month ago based on being able to watch the Grand tour – They have other shows that I can watch on Netflix or another US service I subscribe to. There’s a bit of duplication once you get past original content – but all three combined keeps us amused for less than 40$ month

  2. $US ? Wait for the people to complain about how they thought they were paying $2.99, only to check their bank statement and see $3.50+ go up and down due to the exchange rate charges from banks.

  3. Yeahhhhh, I won’t be paying in US$. Sorry, maybe if they have a consistent set price for Australia, then I would consider joining, but not knowing what the price will be every month, because of currency fluctuations is a real tangible barrier.

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