Amazon extends global Prime Video discounted price until the end of the year

When Amazon made their Prime Video service available globally to nearly 250 countries at the end of last year, they offered an introductory price of $2.99 or €2.99 per month for the first six months to entice new subscribers. Now they’ve announced that the introductory price will remain available to both new and existing subscribers until the end of 2017. Next year, the price will increase to $5.99 or €5.99 per month, just as it was originally supposed to do in July.

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Several HBO shows leaving Amazon Prime Video on May 21st — UPDATE: Actually, it’s a mistake

Update

Thanks to Ryan in the comments, it appears Amazon has told The Verge that the HBO shows will not be leaving on May 21st, and that the labeling is a mistake that will soon be corrected.

The streaming media landscape has changed quite a bit since Amazon signed a deal nearly 3 years ago with HBO that added a large amount of HBO original shows to Prime Video. That’s probably why the two companies have chosen not to renew the arrangement, so several HBO original shows will be leaving Prime Video on May 21, the 3 year mark of the agreement. Read more ›

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Amazon Prime Video is now officially available in over 200 countries

Amazon has officially made good on their earlier announcement by making Prime Video available in over 200 countries and territories around the world. They’ve launched a new website at PrimeVideo.com where individuals living in regions without an official Amazon site can go to sign up for the global video service. Customers who are already Prime members in Belgium, Canada, France, India, Italy, and Spain will immediately have access to Prime Video at no additional cost to their Prime membership. Those signing up for the à la carte global Prime Video service will pay $2.99 USD (or €2.99) per month for the first six months, and then pay $5.99 (or €5.99) per month after the introductory period ends. All new customers will receive a 7-day free trial. Read more ›

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