Prime Instant Video follows Netflix to Japan

Jasper Cheung

Jasper Cheung

Amazon has confirmed that it is to launch its video streaming Prime Instant Video service in Japan, making it the fourth country in which Prime subscribers will receive the service free of charge.

Netflix is already set to launch in the territory September 2nd – and will have some competition from a familiar face, with Amazon aiming to launch in the same month.

“As we’ve shown with the launch of Prime Video in the US and around the world, we are investing significantly to bring high-quality, local and popular programming to Prime members, and our customers in Japan should expect the same investment,” commented Jasper Cheung, president of Amazon Japan.


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