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Amazon Prime Video Australia: Complete Guide

Amazon has its foot in just about everything – from clothing to electronics, fresh produce to music, gaming, and ebooks – (almost) anything your heart desires, you can buy from Amazon. So it makes sense Amazon has its very own streaming service, which come to think of it, might actually be one of the best streaming services in Australia

It might not have the same level of buzz as its competitors, but Prime Video Australia has an impressive lineup of original Prime Video TV shows that’ll have you hooked from the first episode, while also boasting a colossal collection of movies, ranging from cult classics to hidden gems. Not to mention the Prime Video price and bang for your buck are pretty unbeatable. 

So, if Netflix cracking down on password sharing (boooo!) has left you without a streaming service and you’re considering a Prime Video Australia subscription – here’s everything you need to know.

'The Boys' | Image: Amazon Prime Video
‘The Boys’ | Image: Amazon Prime Video

Amazon Prime Video Snapshot

Content:Movies, TV Series, Documentaries
Cost:AUD$9.99 per month
Free Trial:30 Days
Simultaneous Streams:3
Pros:Stacks of original TV series
Massive collection of movies
4K/HDR originals for no extra free
Cons:Pesky pre-roll ads for Prime Video content
Could be more UX friendly

What is Amazon Prime Video?

Amazon Prime Video Australia (or just Prime Video) is a streaming service that’s giving the big dogs a run for their money. With a monthly budget-friendly price tag (or cheaper if you pay annually), you’ll gain access to a treasure trove of movies, TV shows, and some seriously impressive Prime Video Originals.

While it may not have the vastness of Netflix or Stan, Prime Video can still be a fantastic addition to your streaming lineup, giving you even more options for movie nights and TV binges.

But here’s the best part: Prime Video is just one piece of the Amazon Prime puzzle. With an Amazon Prime membership, you unlock a whole world of perks from Prime Gaming, to Prime Reading, and free shipping on your Amazon purchases. 

'Borat Subsequent Moviefilm' (2020) | Image: Amazon Studios
‘Borat Subsequent Moviefilm’ (2020) | Image: Amazon Studios

Amazon Prime Video Australia Cost

If you’re new to Amazon Prime Video in Australia, you get a generous 30-day free trial. During this trial period, you’ll have full access to all the amazing content available on the platform, including a vast library of movies, TV shows and Prime Video documentaries.

Once the trial period is over, you can continue enjoying Prime Video for just AUD$9.99 per month. It’s an affordable price that allows you to stream your favourite movies and TV series at any time. You can also choose the annual subscription option for AUD$79 and save yourself AUD$40 bucks in the process (worth it!).  

Amazon Prime Subscription Model

  • Amazon Prime Monthly Subscription: This subscription allows you to pay a monthly fee for Amazon Prime benefits. It provides access to services like free two-day shipping on eligible items, access to Prime Video streaming, Prime Music, Prime Reading, and more.
  • Amazon Prime Annual Subscription: With this plan, you pay a yearly fee for Amazon Prime benefits. It offers the same perks as the monthly subscription, including free two-day shipping, Prime Video, Prime Music, Prime Reading, and more. The annual subscription often provides cost savings compared to the monthly option.
'Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power' | Image: Matt Grace/Amazon Prime Video
‘Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power’ | Image: Matt Grace/Amazon Prime Video

Prime Video Price Comparison

When comparing the cost of Prime Video Australia to other streaming services, Prime really comes out on top (especially if you go with the annual fee which works out to be roughly $6.60 per month from 24 July 2023).

Here’s a cost comparison so you can see just how good Amazon Prime Video Australia is for your wallet: 

ServiceMonthly PriceTrial Period 
Prime Video$8.99 ($9.99 from 24 July)30-day free trial 
Netflix$6.99 (w/ ads) – $22.99None
Apple TV+$9.997-day free trial
Paramount+$8.997-day free trial
Binge$10 – $1814-day free trial 
Stan$10 – $2130-day free trial 
Al Pacino in 'Hunters' season 2 | Image: Amazon Prime Video
Al Pacino in ‘Hunters’ season 2 | Image: Amazon Prime Video

Does Amazon Prime Video Offer a Free Trial?

You betcha it does – and a big one at that! Amazon Prime Video offers a 30-day free trial so you can experience the magic of the streaming service firsthand, giving you a full month to explore the vast library of movies, TV shows, and exclusive content available on Prime Video. It’s the perfect opportunity to binge-watch your favourite shows and discover new favourites. 

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Nicole Kidman in ‘Nine Perfect Strangers’ (2021) | Image: Amazon Prime Video

What TV Series are on Prime Video?

Prime Video offers a diverse range of TV series to suit every taste. From the witty and hilarious adventures of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel to the dark and irreverent take on superheroes in The Boys, there’s something for everyone. Dive into the heart-racing world of espionage with Jack Ryan, or explore the complex dynamics of relationships (and a hot priest to drool over, IYKYK) in the acclaimed series Fleabag. For sci-fi fans, The Expanse takes you on a journey across the solar system, while Good Omens combines humour and fantasy in a battle against the apocalypse. 

Ana de Armas and Ben Affleck in 'Deep Water' | Image: Prime Video
Ana de Armas and Ben Affleck in ‘Deep Water’ | Image: Prime Video

What Movies are on Prime Video?

Prime Video Australia has a massive collection of movies too, which often hit the service a bit later after their theatrical run. From the epic Lord of the Rings trilogy to the clever whodunit Knives Out, to the hilarious Coming 2 America, and the heartwarming The Big Sick, there’s something for everyone. There are fan-favourites like the enchanting La La Land or the more sombre Academy Award Winning Manchester by the Sea. If you want something a little more light-hearted, you can strap yourself in for a wild ride with the time-loop romantic comedy Palm Springs

Josh Brolin in 'Outer Range' | Image: Amazon Prime Video
Josh Brolin in ‘Outer Range’ | Image: Amazon Prime Video

What are Prime Video Channels?

Amazon Prime Video Channels offers a convenient add-on feature for Amazon’s popular streaming service. With Prime Video Channels, you have the ability to bundle additional content from various streaming services right into your Amazon Prime Video subscription.

The beauty of Prime Video Channels is that it allows you to access a wider range of content without the hassle of switching between multiple apps or managing separate subscriptions. Instead, you can enjoy a seamless streaming experience by accessing different channels within the Amazon Prime Video app itself.

For example, if you subscribe to the Paramount Plus channel, you’ll gain instant access to Paramount’s exclusive original content, including popular shows like Yellowjackets and Star Trek: Discovery. All of this can be enjoyed within the familiar interface of the Amazon Prime Video app. So easy! 

How to Watch Amazon Prime Video in Australia

The good news is Prime Video Australia is compatible with a wide range of devices, allowing you to enjoy it wherever you are. You can easily stream Prime Video directly from the web or use the dedicated Prime Video app on your smartphone, tablet, set-top box, game console, or select smart TVs.

Prime Video FAQs

How much does Prime Video cost in Australia?

If you’re a new customer of Amazon Prime Video in Australia, you can dive right in by joining Prime and enjoying a 30-day free trial. The monthly subscription after that is just $8.99. However, from 24 July 2023, prices will be rising to $9.99 per month. Or, you can lock in an annual subscription of $79 and save $40.

What shows are on Prime Video Australia?

No matter what you’re into, there are plenty of diverse shows on Prime Video Australia. Some of the most popular Prime Video shows in Australia right now are Dead Ringers, Daisy Jones & The Six, The Power, Lord Of The Rings: The Rings Of Power, A League Of Their Own, The Terminal List, Paper Girls and The Summer I Turned Pretty.