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Among the shows on Amazon Prime Video are award- winning dramas like The Man in the High Castle.

Amazon Prime Video now available globally

Dec 16, 2016 5:50 AM

WATCH out Netflix, there is a new kid in town.

Amazon announced on Wednesday its streaming video service, Amazon Prime Video, has gone global and will be available in over 200 countries and territories including Singapore.

With it, there is no need to mess around with tricky VPN settings or click on dodgy sites to watch your favourite movies and TV series.

Members can access instantly popular shows like The Grand Tour from Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May, as well as award-winning Amazon Original Series including Golden Globe-winner Mozart in the Jungle; Golden Globe, Emmy and Bafta-winner Transparent; Emmy-winner The Man in the High Castle; and multi Emmy-winner Tumble Leaf.

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If that is not enough, there are also hundreds of popular movies and TV shows from top networks and Hollywood studios available.

A full line-up of fresh new original programming - not only from the United States but around the world - will be added gradually in the coming year, including Amazon Original Series like Woody Allen's Crisis in Six Scenes; David E Kelley's Goliath featuring Billy Bob Thornton; docu-series American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story; as well as Sneaky Pete produced by Bryan Cranston and Graham Yost, and starring Giovanni Ribisi.

Couch potatoes can sign up at an introductory price of US$2.99 per month for the first six months and watch anytime, anywhere through the Amazon Prime Video app on Android and iOS phones and tablets, Fire Tablets, popular LG and Samsung Smart TVs or online at PrimeVideo.com.

All titles can also be downloaded to mobile devices for offline viewing.

Tim Leslie, vice-president, International, Prime Video says: "We are excited to announce that starting today, fans around the world have access to Prime Video ... and what's really exciting is that we are just getting started."