Amazon today announced that it is expanding its video streaming service Prime Video to over 200 countries and regions, including India, Belgium, France, Canada, Spain, and Italy. In these countries, Prime Video will be available at no additional cost to members of Amazon Prime.
In India particularly, this makes Amazon’s Prime Video streaming service among the cheapest in the market. An Amazon Prime membership in the country costs Rs 499 ($7.5) for a year, which already includes early access to lighting deals and free one-day delivery. With the addition of Prime Video, getting an Amazon Prime membership in India is almost a no-brainer.
In other countries, Amazon’s Prime Video is available at an introductory price of $2.99 for the first six months, with a free 7-day trial thrown in.
Amazon’s Prime Video will provide viewers with access to shows like The Grand Tour, The Man in the High Castle, Transparent, Mozart in the Jungle, Tumble Leaf, and more. For India, Amazon is also offering local and regional content that includes popular TV shows like CID, Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashma, and movies from prestigious production companies like T-Series, Yash Raj Films, and Dharma Productions. The company has also announced that it will be producing many new original TV shows for India in partnership with the top creators in the country.
Amazon Prime Video app is available for both Android and iOS, though it notably lacks Chromecast support. You can also download movies and TV shows for offline viewing on Prime Video.
A list of all the new countries where Amazon Prime Video is now available along with their pricing can be found here.