+ Sunday December 15th, 2019


If you’ve never heard of Amazon Prime Video Streaming before hearing about The Grand Tour, then you’re not alone. Amazon’s video streaming service has been around for a while, but it wasn’t until they signed the trio formerly from Top Gear that the service got a big boost in public awareness. It seems that Amazon has quietly flicked the switch on Amazon Prime Video overnight, with Cam Simpson at Gizmodo and Trevor Long at EFTM both confirming they’ve been able to sign up and start streaming video.

To sign up to Amazon Prime Video, you need an Amazon Prime membership. There are a swathe of other benefits to Prime beyond video streaming, but we’re less interested in those for present purposes. Simply head over to Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk and click on one of the many advertisements for Prime membership, you’ll be able to sign up.

The billing is done in the local currency, meaning you’ll pay either $US10.99 or £7.99 per month, but you’ll then be able to watch any Amazon Prime Video title using the service.

From what we understand, Amazon Prime video was not previously available in Australia, suggesting that an official launch is around the corner, perhaps in time for the worldwide launch of The Grand Tour tomorrow, well, at least in the UK or the US.

At this stage, you will need to watch through your browser on a desktop, as using a mobile browser prompts you to install the Amazon Prime Video app, which isn’t available in Australia just yet. Of course, you can grab Amazon Video from APK Mirror and install it that way, and it just might work.

We’ve got the app shortcut here just in case it gets released onto the Australian Google Play store, but bear in mind it probably won’t work just yet.

Amazon Prime Video
Amazon Prime Video
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Chris Rowland   Managing Editor

Chris Rowland

Chris has been at the forefront of smartphone reporting in Australia since smartphones were a thing, and has used mobile phones since they came with giant lead-acid batteries that were "transportable" and were carried in a shoulder bag.

Today, Chris publishes one of Australia's most popular technology websites, Ausdroid. His interests include mobile (of course), as well as connected technology and how it can make all our lives easier.

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Gray Fox
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Hope i can get it without the need to lie about my postal address or use a VPN

Wayne Moore
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I had a trial of Amazon Prime in the US a few months back. I watched 2 series of Bosch with it 😀 I had ordered some kit from Amazon (US) and had it delivered directly to one of our offices in Vegas and I got an invite to Prime in the email with the invoice. Basically so long as you have a US address listed on your account, you can get Prime in the US. Yesterday I changed my default address to my in-laws place in the UK and signed up for another 30-day Prime trial. Hopefully I’ll be… Read more »


Really curious to see what the catalogs are like in different countries. Or will it just be ‘amazon originals that Amazon didnt give to Stan’.

Mark Brown
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They announced yesterday that Amazon Prime Video was being expanded to 200 countries around the world in December.

Russell Fletcher
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Ha… i was just listening to the “download this show” podcast this morning that had indicated that this might happen over the weekend… didn’t have to wait long to see if they were on the money or not

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