Published On: Thu, Aug 27th, 2015

Amazon Prime Video Follows Netflix Into Japan


American video-streaming services are like buses if we occur to live in Japan. Fresh off a news that Netflix is streamer to a East Asian nation subsequent week, Amazon has suggested that a Prime Video use will also swoop into the Land of a Rising Sun.

Netflix is all set to debut in Japan on Sep 2, with Amazon Prime Video alighting during some indicate subsequent month — a U.S. organisation hasn’t been specific on a accurate launch date during this point.

“Prime Video will offer thousands of renouned Japanese and U.S. cinema and TV shows, anime series, song concerts and accumulation shows, and Amazon’s possess award-winning originals and new Japanese originals,” Amazon said in an announcement.

In terms of pricing, Amazon’s service is accessible for giveaway to existent Prime business who pay ¥3,900 ($32) per year, that works out during around ¥325 ($2.70) per month, and get other perks associated to Amazon shopping. Netflix, that is of march only a standalone video service, will be labelled upwards of ¥650 ($5.40) per month before tax. A customary devise with dual high-definition streams is ¥950 ($7.90), while a reward devise (four streams) comes in at ¥1,450 ($12).

Amazon might have cost advantage and an existent userbase to daub into — a Prime use has been accessible in Japan for 10 years — though Netflix has tapped an influencer to assistance get word out. It partnered with SoftBank in a understanding that will see a telecom hulk support Netflix conduit billing and pre-load a app on a inclination from October.

Let a streaming games begin, Japan style!

Yup, any forgive for Takeshi’s Castle

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