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Prime Video Australia: Price, features and content compared
Prime Video offers a generous content library and a competitive price.
Prime Video is one of the longest-standing streaming services in Australia, having been here since the end of 2016. In that time, it has grown its catalogue to have the most titles on a streaming service in Australia.
It has invested heavily in quality, original content and is responsible for some of the most talked about shows on the planet. So here are some things you might want to know before giving it a try.
How much is Prime Video in Australia?
Prime Video costs $9.99 a month in Australia. You can also save if you sign up for a year for $79. This is cheaper than a lot of major streaming services, even with a price rise in May 2023.
You get more than just a streaming service. You're also signing up for Amazon Prime, which aside from the ability to watch movies and TV shows gives you extras such as free expedited delivery on eligible products, plus free music, podcasts, games and more.
In September 2023, the service announced that starting in 2024, Prime Video shows and movies will include limited advertisements in Australia. There will be an ad-free option which is expected to cost more. The price of that option will be shared by Prime Video at a later date.
What is on Prime Video Australia?
Prime Video has 2,325 TV shows and 9,551 movies and is committed to creating high-quality original content. Some of the acclaimed originals it has produced include A League of Their Own, The Summer I Turned Pretty, Reacher, Jack Ryan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Fleabag, The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, The Boys and The Wheel of Time.
On the movie front, you might want to check out Shotgun Wedding, My Policeman, Catherine Called Birdy, Air and more.
Prime Video is also developing local Australian content. It has titles such as cricket docuseries The Test, AFL docuseries Making Their Mark and swimming doco Head Above Water.
It's not just sports documentaries though. Other local titles include Luxe Listings Sydney and Burning. And perhaps in a big coup, Prime Video was part of rescuing Neighbours and will stream new episodes in 2023.
Does Prime Video have a free trial?
Yes, Prime Video is free with Amazon Prime, which comes with a 30-day free trial. This gives you access to all of the services Amazon Prime offers, including Prime Video, Amazon Music, Prime Reading and free shipping on eligible products.
What are Prime Video Channels?
Prime Video Channels are add-on subscriptions you can get through Prime Video for easy access to all your entertainment in 1 app. Choose from 14 app services to then access with a single Prime login. This includes 4 apps not available elsewhere in Australia.
Prices for these channels vary and will be extra on top of your monthly Prime Video subscription. They are additional, paid subscriptions that allow you to stream content from third-party entertainment services. The advantage here is that you'll be able to access any of these services directly through the Prime Video app, simplifying the entire streaming process.
Here are the services available via Prime Video Channels in Australia:
- Paramount Plus
- AMC Plus
- Lionsgate Plus
- The Great Courses
- Love Nature
- Acorn TV
- Hopster Learning
Which devices are compatible with Prime Video?
You can watch Prime Video on a variety of devices:
- iOS, Android and Windows smartphones and tablets.
- Mac/PC either via a web browser or the Prime Video app.
- Set-top boxes/streaming media devices – Chromecast, Apple TV, Telstra TV, Fetch TV, Foxtel iQ.
- Blu-ray players – LG, Panasonic, Samsung, Sony.
- Smart TVS – including Sony, Samsung, Hisense, LG, Panasonic and more.
- Gaming consoles – PS3, PS4, PS5, Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X and Xbox One.
- Amazon devices – Fire TV Stick, Echo devices with a screen.
How many devices can I watch Prime Video on?
Prime Video lets you stream on 3 different devices simultaneously as long as the content you're watching differs. You can stream the same title on only 2 devices at a time.
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What features does Prime Video have?
Prime Video can be clunky and difficult to navigate, but the service underwent a redesign and is rolling out a new and improved interface.
Otherwise, the service comes packed with premium features that make watching content a breeze. That includes the basics – parental controls, subtitles and audio descriptions – as well as some fun extras:
- Multiple profiles: Prime Video allows you to create and manage multiple profiles within your account with content tailored to each profile. You can have up to 6 user profiles within Prime Video on a single Amazon account.
- 4K video quality: A big chunk of the catalogue is available in 4K video quality, so you can watch on the big screen in style. It's all available in the 1 plan and you don't have to pay extra to access 4K like some other streaming services.
- Watch Parties: Users can chat with up to 100 friends in the same country while watching movies and TV shows online together. Titles that are included with Prime can be enjoyed as part of a Watch Party as well as titles you rent or buy – but only if all watchers rented or bought the title.
- Offline viewing: You can download content on your mobile devices or laptop via the Prime Video app to watch offline.
- Dialogue Boost: This lets you increase the volume of dialogue relative to background music and effects on select Amazon Originals, making it easier to hear.
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