5 things to know about internet TV service Amazon Prime

2017-08-22 14:17

Cape Town – Internet TV has ushered in a new era for viewers.

Amazon Original Series and hundreds of popular movies and TV shows are available for Prime Video members to stream or download and enjoy anytime, anywhere at no additional cost and to customers in new Prime Video territories at an introductory price of $2.99 per month for the remainder of 2017, and $5.99 thereafter.

Here are five things you probably didn’t know:

1. Award-Winning Amazon originals and more

Prime Video members can watch popular and award-winning Amazon Originals including the breakout hit American Gods; The Grand Tour with Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May; Golden Globe-winner Mozart in the Jungle; Golden Globe, Emmy and BAFTA-winner Transparent; Emmy-winner The Man in the High Castle; and multi Daytime Emmy Award-winner Tumble Leaf, along with popular Hollywood movies and TV shows. 

Members can watch anytime, anywhere through the Amazon Prime Video app on connected devices, smart TVs or online at PrimeVideo.com—and can also download titles to mobile devices for offline viewing.

2. Amazon Studios Originals kids programming

Prime Video members can also enjoy a growing line-up of award-winning and critically-acclaimed Originals for kids and families – deliberately designed to empower families with activities and conversation topics beyond the viewing experience. It’s truly bigger than entertainment: It’s an expert-created curriculum that’s created to nurture “right brain” thinking skills in children like resilience, resourcefulness and empathy on the road to adulthood.

Hits like the delightfully quirky Wishenpoof and The Snowy Day Special, single-camera live-action series Just Add Magic, and several American Girl Specials aimed to validate, maintain and foster young children’s curious learning spirit: Programming with purpose to families wherever they want to watch!

3. Personalised Downloading 

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 utilise Amazon Prime Video’s state of the art video compression technology to use less data without reducing visual quality. Amazon Prime Video’s automated and machine learning systems will also select the best streaming configurations for a given customer based on their device, location and Internet Service Provider, providing better visual quality and fewer interruptions even when internet connection speeds are slow or highly variable.

4. Amazon X-Ray 

Powered by the world’s most popular source of movie and TV data, Internet Movie Database (IMDb), X-Ray gives a behind-the-scenes of your favourite movies and TV shows to get instant access to cast photos, bios and filmographies, soundtrack info and trivia.  IMDb is the #1 movie website in the world, and is uniquely positioned to offer customers a fully integrated, seamless way to answer the perennial question “Who’s that actor?” or “What was the name of that movie he was in?”  

If a movie or TV show has X-Ray available, you'll see an X-Ray label in the video details, or X-Ray options in the player window. X-Ray for Movies and TV Shows is available for select Prime Video titles on Android phones and tablets, Fire Tablets, web and iOS.  

5. Twitch Prime

Twitch Prime, the set of Amazon Prime benefits created for gamers, is now available to customers in more than 200 countries and territories, and is included with Prime Video. Each month, Twitch Prime members can enjoy free game content, like exclusive characters, boosts, skins, and more, plus full games from indie developers. Members also receive a Twitch channel subscription every 30 days, following their free trial, as well as ad-free viewing, an expanded set of chat emotes and colours, and an exclusive chat badge. Twitch Prime is included when you sign up for Amazon Prime or Prime Video, together at one low price. To learn more, start a free trial, or connect your existing Amazon Prime or Prime Video account to Twitch, please visit www.twitchprime.com. Twitch Prime is already available to Amazon Prime members in the US, Canada, Italy, France, Germany, Belgium, Austria, Spain, and the UK. 

Members can watch via the Prime Video app on Android and iOS phones and tablets, popular LG and Samsung Smart TVs, Android TV by Sony or online at PrimeVideo.com.

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