Prime Video

  • Type of business: Division
  • Type of site: OTT streaming platform
  • Available in: 8 languages
  • Headquarters:    Seattle, Washington, U.S.
  • Country of origin: United States
  • Area served: Worldwide (excluding Mainland China, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, Russia, Belarus, Syria, and Vietnam)
  • Owner: Amazon
  • Industry: Entertainment - mass media
  • Products: Streaming media - video on demand - digital distribution
  • Services: Film production film distribution - television production - television distribution
  • Subsidiaries: Video Direct
  • URL: primevideo.com
  • Launched: September 7, 2006

Prime Video is Amazon's streaming platform, offering a vast library of movies, TV shows, and Amazon Originals to subscribers. With the convenience of watching anywhere on various devices, Prime Video has become a popular choice for entertainment. It's included with an Amazon Prime membership, but also available as a standalone service in regions without Prime. The platform is known for its exclusive content like "The Grand Tour" and "The Man in the High Castle," which have garnered critical acclaim and a dedicated viewership.

The service is user-friendly, accessible via web browsers or through the Prime Video app on iOS, Android, and select Smart TVs. It allows users to download content for offline viewing, enhancing the flexibility of when and where to watch. Prime Video's commitment to quality and variety is evident in its ever-expanding selection, which caters to a diverse audience with different tastes and preferences.

In addition to its entertainment offerings, Prime Video has ventured into live sports broadcasting, securing rights to stream various sporting events, which has broadened its appeal. The platform's growth reflects Amazon's ambition to be a major player in the digital streaming space, competing with other giants like Netflix and Disney+. As it continues to invest in original content and expand its services, Prime Video is poised to remain a key destination for viewers seeking high-quality streaming entertainment.

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