Amazon has announced plans to launch its Prime Instant Video streaming service in Japan next month. The move comes as a challenge to Netflix as that company ramps up plans to enter Japan in September.
Amazon Prime members will get unlimited access to videos under the company’s Prime Instant Video service. New and existing Prime members will get unlimited 24/7 access to this content at no additional charge. Prime membership in Japan costs $32.50 a year and offers services such as free scheduled delivery.
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Amazon’s video streaming service in the US launched in 2011, and now it plans to offer a broad spectrum of US and Japanese films, TV shows, cartoons, anime, concerts, variety shows and Amazon Originals. Amazon now offers unlimited streaming video to Prime customers in the US, the UK and Germany.
Prime Video will also be available on the Amazon Video app for Android and iOS phones and tablets, Fire tablets, game consoles and smart TVs. In addition to standard and high-definition viewing, Prime members will be able to view some titles in 4K Ultra HD.