Amazon has launched its Prime Video streaming service in more than 200 countries and territories, including Latin America. In this way, it will compete directly with Netflix, which expanded its service globally earlier this year.
The platform offers a free 7-day trial. Then, the subscription costs USD 2.99 per month for the first six months, which subsequently rises to USD 5.99. The catalog includes original series like “Transparent”, “The Grand Tour”, “The Man in the High Castle” and “Mozart in the Jungle”, among other titles. Additional Amazon original series like Woody Allen’s “Crisis in Six Scenes”, David E. Kelley’s “Goliath”, the docuseries “American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story”, as well as “Sneaky Pete” will be added to the service next year.
Users can also download all titles to mobile devices for offline viewing, the same feature Netflix enabled a few days ago. Prime Video members can also control how much data they use when streaming and downloading video by choosing between Good, Better and Best visual quality settings, all of which utilize Amazon Prime Video’s state of the art video compression technology to use less data without reducing visual quality.
Netflix launched in Latin America in 2011 and completed its global expansion in January 2016. Prior to its global launch, Amazon Prime Video was only available in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Austria and Japan.