It is possible to subscribe for the rival of Netflix in 200 countries. After the 7-days free trial the movies, series and the exclusive programs of Amazon can be watched for three dollars a month, reports Index.
AmazonPrime Video, the online video-lending of Amazon officially started on the 14th December. The service is available in 200 countries including Hungary.
The service can be used with our existing or newly created Amazon profile after giving our personal and credit card information. At the beginning dozens of oldtime movies, eight series, made by Amazon, and other videos can be watched for free for seven days.
After the seven days the system automatically changes to the monthly fee if we do not delete our subscription. This is discounted for half a year in Hungary: the hopefully expanding supply of Amazon can be enjoyed for EUR 2.99. After the half year it changes to the full subscription fee: Amazon asks for EUR 5.99 for the service.
Prime Video is available only in English, but certain programs may have subtitles or dubbing. No Hungarian subtitles were found yet.
The videos can be streamed to PCs, smart phones and televisions, even to three at the same time. Moreover they are downloadable, so can be watched offline, later.
With this step Amazon Prime Video became available in more countries than its rival Netflix, which was released at the beginning of the year in 130 countries. However, China, the real market, is missing from both services’ target area, says The Verge. It was also mentioned that, although Netflix is available in less countries, but is much stronger than Amazon in terms of the supply. Amazon would like to attract subscribers mainly with the help of the car magazine Grand Tour with the former presenters of Top Gear.
And there is some chance for the latter, as Richardsons’ grandiose car program led all the torrent lists after the premier. In other words, it became the most frequently illegally downloaded TV program beating even Game of Thrones. Amazon hopes to earn more with the help of the high budget show now that Grand Tour became accessible worldwide.
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