Amazon Prime Video goes global

The streaming service is now ripe for the watching in 200 countries around the world.

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Amazon Prime Video is available half price for the first six months.


Amazon is spreading its tendrils far and wide with the launch of Prime Video in more than 200 countries and territories

The company announced on Wednesday that its most popular shows, including "The Grand Tour," "Transparent" and "The Man in the High Castle," can now be watched around the globe. Previously the service was only available in a handful of countries, including the US, the UK, Germany and Japan.

The announcement comes only days after it was revealed that "The Grand Tour" starring Jeremy Clarkson might well be the most pirated TV show of all time. Netflix, Amazon's closest rival in the streaming world, announced its own global expansion back in January. Just like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video is not available in China.

Customers in many countries will have to sign up for a Prime Video membership at PrimeVideo.com, which is available at half-price ($2.99) for the first six months. There is also a seven-day free trial to take advantage of. Existing Prime members in Belgium, Canada, France, India, Italy and Spain will now be able to watch the shows at no extra cost.