Amazon Prime Video, which is currently only available in the U.S., U.K., Germany, Austria and Japan, will soon be moving into about 200 other countries and territories, the sources said.
The Seattle e-commerce company is already in the midst of launching the video streaming program in India after having made Amazon Prime Video a standalone service in the U.S. this past April for $8.99 per month, $1 less than Netflix's standard plan. Previously it had only been available as part of an Amazon Prime membership, which offers free two-day shipping on items in the U.S. for $99 a year or $9.99 a month.
Amazon did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the reports, but Jeremy Clarkson, star of Amazon's new "The Grand Tour" automotive comedy show, seemed to confirm the rumors on Wednesday over Twitter (TWTR) .
So. People of Ireland, Canada, Australia and pretty well everywhere else. You WILL be able to watch the Grand Tour. Amazon has gone global.— Jeremy Clarkson (@JeremyClarkson) November 16, 2016
Clarkson said in another tweet that "The Grand Tour" will be available for streaming in countries outside of Amazon's current locations "in a couple of weeks." It's not clear if Clarkson meant that all of Amazon's video offerings will be available, or just "The Grand Tour," however.
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