It's been a while since Amazon introduced Prime Video, a video streaming service which was initially only bundled with a subscription to Amazon Prime. However, the Seattle-based tech giant is now finally ready to expand its operations after spinning off Prime Video as a standalone service earlier this year. Namely, the said service just rolled out globally. More specifically, as of today, Prime Video is available in approximately 200 countries worldwide, with further expansions already in the works. A monthly subscription to Prime Video will only set you back $2.99 or €2.99, depending on where you located. This promotional price is valid for the first six months, after which customers will be charged $5.99/€5.99 per month. So, even the final price tag is lower than $9 per month users in the United States have been paying for Prime Video so far, though it remains to be seen whether Amazon will decide to include them in this promotion, as well.
Naturally, you can cancel your Prime Video membership anytime, so many people will likely find this offer worth it just for The Grand Tour alone. For the uninitiated, Amazon recently spent hundreds of millions of dollars to bring Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May to Prime Video with a spiritual successor to their incredibly popular TV show Top Gear. In other words, the company upped its video streaming game, and this worldwide launch demonstrates its willingness to compete with Netflix which rolled out in over 130 new countries earlier this year. Simultaneously with this Prime Video expansion, Amazon's streaming service also debuted titled and dubbed versions of numerous popular movies and television shows. At the moment, Prime Video supports dubs and subtitles in Spanish, French, Italian, and Portuguese.
Natives of all countries that got access to Prime Video today can use all versions of the service, including the one offered as a dedicated Android app that's available for download from the Google Play Store free of charge. Speaking of free things, Amazon is also offering a week-long Prime Video trial, so people who are on the fence about another video streaming service can try it out without spending a dime. So, between this global rollout of Prime Video and Amazon's rumored expansion to live TV, it's clear that the Seattle-based tech giant became rather serious about video content and we can expect more similar products from Amazon in the future.