Well, this was unexpected. Amazon appears to have quietly made its streaming entertainment service – Amazon Prime Video – available in Australia. Oddly, there has been no official announcement or fanfare of any kind. Is this a ‘soft launch’? Did someone at Amazon accidentally jump the gun? Is the company trying to massage The Grand Tour‘s viewing numbers?
Whatever the reason, the videos are up and running and you can watch them all legally right now. Here’s how to get started.
Update: Here’s an official statement from Amazon Australia:
We have not launched Amazon Prime in Australia. The service some Australians have signed-up for is the US or UK Prime Membership, which provides free, fast shipping within the US or UK, as well as access to some Amazon Originals, such as The Grand Tour, where we have the global rights.
This “hack” was originally spotted by a Gizmodo readerand it’s a beauty: Amazon Prime is …