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Amazon Prime Video offers premium content for the price of a coffee.
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Hold onto your eyeballs, because Prime Video has dangled a carrot in front of streaming video fans that is too good to refuse.

After quietly launching in Australia last year, Amazon’s streaming video-on-demand service (SVOD), which offers a selection of TV series and movies, is now available for a monthly price so insane it feels like a crime.

Competing with well-known SVOD services Netflix, Stan, Foxtel Play and Quickflix, it appears Amazon is priming (pun definitely intended) the Australian market for a full release of its online shopping and media services later this year.

The price

Amazon is now offering Prime Video subscriptions for the price of US$2.99 (AUD$3.95) per month, for six months, which renews at US$5.99 per month after that.

You read that correctly. Amazon has opened its video library to Australians for the price of a coffee.

How to get it

You can sign up the Prime Video directly through your web browser or mobile device.

Laptop or desktop

  1. Log onto https://www.primevideo.com
  2. Create an Amazon account, or log in with your existing Amazon details
  3. Select ‘Start your 7-day free trial’ and start watching today!

Smart device

  1. From your laptop or Desktop, log onto https://www.primevideo.com
  2. Create an Amazon account, or log in with your existing Amazon details
  3. Select ‘Start your 7-day free trial’
  4. On your smart device, search for ‘Amazon Prime Video’ in the App Store or Google Play
  5. Download the app to your device and enter your Amazon account details
  6. Start watching today!

What to watch

While the content available in Australia is somewhat restricted by legacy rights deals, there is more than enough award-winning TV available for a low, low price.

Crisis in Six Scenes

Dry, dysfunctional and hilarious – a Woody Allen dramedy up there with his best.

The Grand Tour

Irreverent automotive fun from the team behind Top Gear.

Man in the High Castle

A sleeper mystery set in a world where the Axis powers won WWII.

Sneaky Pete

A stolen-identity crime drama created by Bryan Cranston and David Shore (House, Law & Order).

Goliath

Mystery legal drama at its finest, starring Billy Bob Thornton as the washed-up protagonist.

Mozart in the Jungle

A dramady that proves a life spent playing in the world’s greatest orchestra is anything but boring.

The Shield

A classic cop drama for anyone who loved The Wire and The Sopranos.

Transparent

Multi-award-winning drama about a trans father and his dysfunctional family.

Startup

A drug lord, a banker, a hacker and an FBI agent crack open the shady world of modern digital crime.

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