Amazon Channels have launched in the UK and Germany this week.
The new service allows Prime members to add channel subscriptions for a low monthly fee without the need for a bundle or a lengthy contract. The channels available in the UK include Discovery, Eurosport Player, ITV Hub+, hayu, MUBI, BFI Player, MGM, Hopster, Shudder, Heera (Amazon’s own Bollywood channel) and many others.
The launch marks the first time that some of the channels have been made available independent of a bundle. Customers can sign up and pay for only the premium channels they want.
“For the first time, Prime members in the UK and Germany will be able to choose to watch premium TV channels without having to sign up to a bundle or a contract, giving them the freedom to pay for only what they want to watch,” said Alex Green, MD, Europe, Amazon Channels. “From live sport to Bollywood, arthouse cinema to reality TV, and award-winning TV shows from popular channels like Discovery and ITV, Amazon Channels gives power back to customers to choose exactly what they want to watch.”
Susanna Dinnage, President of Discovery Networks UK and Chief Content Officer, International, said: “We are delighted to bring our premium factual and sports content to Amazon Prime members. This partnership underlines our strategic ambition to reach people across every screen. Amazon Prime members can now experience the shows that are loved by Discovery fans as well as enjoy an exciting summer of sport which is about to kick off on the Eurosport Player.”
Amazon Channels are available via the existing Prime Video app to watch anytime, anywhere through the Amazon Video app on smart TVs, iOS and Android mobile devices, Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, and Fire tablets and games consoles and through the web at www.amazon.co.uk/channels.
Additional subscriptions will be added in the coming months.
The Amazon Channels now available include:
Acacia TV – Hundreds of fun and effective workouts for every fitness level for £5.99 a month.
Alchemiya – Great films and documentaries about Muslim culture and life for £3.99 a month.
Arrow Video – On demand cult classics and horror from Arrow Films for £4.99 a month.
BFI Player+ – On Demand classic British and critically acclaimed movies for £4.99 a month.
BeFit UK – Get fit fast with unlimited streaming of hundreds of workouts for £5.99 a month.
Comic Con HQ – Fan-favourite films, original programming, exclusive access and more for £4.99 a month.
Curiosity Stream – Exclusive documentaries from the world’s best filmmakers in HD for £5.49 a month.
Daily Burn – On Demand and live workouts including dance, strength training, yoga, cardio and more for £9.99 a month.
Discovery – Documentaries and unscripted entertainment from Discovery for £4.99 a month.
Eurosport Player – Live and On Demand sports programming, including Grand Slam tennis, cycling and winter sports for £6.99 a month.
Fandor – A hand-picked collection of the most talked about indie, foreign and classic films for £3.49 a month.
Filmbox – Hollywood movies, favourite evergreens and popular series for £3.99 a month.
Full Moon Features – All the Full Moon classics and new releases on demand for £3.99 a month.
Gaia – Yoga, nutrition, meditation and more for £7.99 a month.
Horse & Country Play – The home of equestrianism and British country lifestyle, now on demand for £3.99 a month.
ITV Hub+ – Watch live, download your favourite ITV shows for offline viewing, and catch up on tons of ad-free episodes for £3.99 a month.
hayu (NBC Universal) – On Demand reality TV programming including Keeping Up with the Kardashians for £3.99 a month.
Heera – An Amazon-exclusive on demand channel with over 600 Bollywood, Bengali, Marathi, Tamil, and Telegu movies and series including blockbusters like Sultan and Kabali for only £3.99 a month.
Hopster – Make screen time smart with safe, ad-free content for kids for £3.99 a month.
Ketchup TV – Hundreds of episodes of shows for kids, packed with their favourites for £2.29 a month.
Love Nature – Ad-free, family friendly nature documentaries on demand for £3.99 a month.
MGM – Hollywood hits, timeless classics and cult favourites movies from MGM for £4.49 a month.
Motorvision – On Demand TV dedicated to the automotive world including car reviews & tests, motorsports and lifestyle shows for £2.99 a month.
MUBI – A new, critically acclaimed movie to stream every day for £5.99 a month
Nautical Channel – The network focused on sailing lifestyle, available live and on-demand for £3.99 a month.
Nordic Noir and Beyond – The best thriller, crime and drama series from the Nordics and beyond for £4.99 a month.
Panna – Easy-to-follow video recipes from master chefs and cooking courses for £1.49 a month.
Pinoy Box Office – Filipino movies and series on demand for £1.99 a month.
Planet Knowledge – Exciting and informative HD documentaries on nature, history, culture and more for £2.29 a month.
Pongalo Next – Latin American movies and series on demand for £2.99 a month.
Qello Concerts – The greatest concert films from icons and new artists like The Who, Queen, The Beatles, Muse and more for £5.99 a month.
Realeyz – Independent films by award-winning filmmakers on demand for £4.99 a month.
Rooster Teeth – Original sci-fi, gaming and comedy for £3.99 a month.
Shudder – Backed by AMC Networks, Shudder super-serves fans of thrillers, suspense, and horror for £4.99 a month.
Studio Universal Classics – Classic movies from Universal Studios for £3.99 a month.
Sweatflix – Stream HIIT workouts and yoga flows for £9.49 a month.
Tastemade Plus – Our network of Tastemakers bring great food and travel to the world for £1.99 a month.
The Great Courses Signature Collection – A curated collection of educational courses On Demand for £5.49 a month.
UP Family – Entertainment for the whole family for £3.49 a month.
Viewster Anime – ad-free anime on demand from Viewster for £2.99 a month.
Yoga Anytime Channel – HD yoga videos on demand for £6.99 a month.
Find out more about Amazon Channels below: