Amazon Prime Video is a great option for cord-cutters who want to watch tons of on-demand shows and movies, as well as Amazon Originals like Good Omens and The Man In The High Castle. Not sure what Amazon Prime Video is, or how it works? Get all the details you need in this article from Flixed.
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What Is Amazon Prime Video?
Amazon Prime Video is video on-demand (VOD) streaming service that is part of Amazon’s Prime program. With Amazon Prime Video, you can stream thousands of shows and movies free of charge if you’re an Amazon Prime Member. In addition, you can purchase and rent movies that are not part of your Prime Video subscription.
Amazon Prime Video has a lot of content from channels like HBO and other premium channels, as well as a growing stable of critically-acclaimed Prime Originals such as Transparent, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Fleabag, and Good Omens.
When Was Amazon Prime Video First Available?
Amazon Prime Video first started in 2006 as Amazon Unbox. However, it became part of Prime in 2011. Since it first launched, Amazon Prime has continued to add quite a bit of content, and it’s now one of the top streaming services in America, along with competitors like Hulu and Netflix.
Where Is Amazon Prime Video Available?
Amazon Prime Video is available worldwide. Currently, the only countries where it’s unavailable are:
- Mainland China
- North Korea
No matter where you are in the world, you can watch Prime Video. However, the content you get may vary based on where you are, due to licensing agreements.
How Much Does Amazon Prime Video Cost?
Amazon Prime Video is included as part of a monthly ($12.99) or yearly ($119) Amazon Prime subscription, which is how most people get the service.
However, you can also get a standalone Prime Video subscription for $8.99/month, if you’re not interested in Amazon Prime benefits like free 2-day shipping on your orders. You can learn more about pricing here.
Can I Try Amazon Prime Video For Free?
Yes. If you’ve never had Amazon Prime before, you can get a 30-day free trial of Amazon Prime, which includes Amazon Prime Video. Just head to Amazon’s website to get started, and make sure you cancel before your 30 days are up to avoid being charged for your subscription.
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