Amazon Prime in South Africa

Amazon Prime

Consumption patterns change frequently and television patterns are no different. The way that people are viewing their favourite TV shows has changed significantly over the years. More and more people are developing binge-watching habits as they collect their most-loved TV shows to watch at their own leisure. There is no doubt that modern technology has altered the way in which we fulfil our entertainment needs.

While it’s no secret that Netflix has completely upended the television format, there are other video-on-demand platforms that have entered the market.

Amazon Prime is one such platform.

Recently launched in over 200 countries, Amazon Prime gives customers access to the service for an introductory price of $2.99 (about R40) per month for the first six months. After the 6-month introductory period has ended, the service will be available for $5.99 (about R82 a month.)

The reality is that people are finding much more value in streaming services like Netflix, Hulu Plus and Amazon Prime Instant Video and now South Africans will be able to access the service too.

How does Amazon Prime in South Africa work?

Customers can watch through the app on Android and iOS, LG and Samsung Smart TVs or online at

If you don’t feel like watching right away, you’ll be excited to know that titles can be downloaded to mobile devices for offline viewing.

The service also allows users to control how much data they use when streaming and downloading.

Members of Amazon Prime in South Africa can expect all-new seasons of shows such as Hand of God, Red Oaks, Mozart in the Jungle, Goliath, The Beginning of Everything, along with hundreds of popular Hollywood movies and TV shows.

Members can also enjoy watching Amazon Prime Video in English, with French, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish subtitled.

Visit to start a free 7-day trial.


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