Back in January, Netflix announced plans for a global expansion across more than 130 new countries. As of today, the company’s biggest competitor, Amazon, has announced it will be expanding its Prime Video services to more than 200 countries.
Amazon has been bolstering Prime Video for Prime subscribers, including the addition of “The Grand Tour” and several other original programs. But is now ready for a global expansion to bring Prime Video to everyone.
If you’re already subscribed to Amazon Prime, then you get Prime Video included, but since Prime is not available everywhere, Amazon is introducing a new subscription model. After a 7-day free trial, pricing for Prime Video will be priced at $2.99 per month for the first 6 months. Once the introductory period has concluded, pricing for Prime Video will rise to $5.99 per month.
This puts Amazon a couple of dollars below that of Netflix and can really turn this competition on its heels. Furthermore, although Netflix just recently introduced offline video downloading with mobile devices, Prime Video users have already been able to download movies and TV shows on any device for offline viewing.
With Amazon looking to take on Netflix head-on, are you going to be signing up for the new Prime Video services? Let us know in the comments below.