Amazon has announced the launch of Prime Video channels in Australia, which will allows subscribers to get even more out of their membership by adding channels for a monthly subscription fee. 

While 12 subscriptions across different genres will be available at first, don’t worry about it getting messy – members will still be able to enjoy the convenience of a single account login, which can also be cancelled at any time.

Hushidar Kharas, head of Amazon Prime Video Australia, said it was about “simplifying our customers’ entertainment experience, making it even easier for them to select, subscribe, and enjoy their favourite TV shows and movies from top channel providers.”

The variety of channels is the best part of the launch:

Paramount+ ($8.99/month): The big one. With titles from the likes of Showtime, CBS, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon and, of course, Paramount Pictures, Paramount+ is stacked with quality U.S. content.

hayu ($6.99/month): It’s all about getting your reality TV fix here, with series like Below Deck and The Real Housewives. Some will even be available the same day as the U.S., which is a nice little bonus.

STARZPLAY ($3.99/month): A weird but wonderful mixture of STARZ Originals like Spartacus and old Hollywood favourites.

MGM ($4.99/month): For when you’re in the mood for a blockbuster movie or three. Their huge library contains the likes of James Bond and Rocky.

AMC+ ($8.99/month): Not only do you get classic original AMC Networks dramas, comedies, and documentaries, you also get full access to Shudder, the streaming home for horror.

Acorn TV ($6.99/month): For when the grandparents are over. Acorn TV has iconic dramas and mysteries from the U.K. and elsewhere, including oldie classics such as Midsomer Murders and Poirot.

Shudder ($6.99/month): Halloween might be over for another year but everyday feels like Halloween with a Shudder subscription. So many true horror shows and movies.

OUTtv ($3.99/month): The world’s first LGBTQ+ TV network and also the world’s leading LGBTQ+ streaming service. Nothing else really has to be said.

The Great Courses ($7.99/month): For when you’d like a serious night in with education and general interest courses.

iwonder ($6.99/month): Like The Great Courses, this one’s all about learning. A collection of documentaries and factual entertainment are on offer, with over 500 titles available at launch.

DocPlay ($7.99/month): More quality documentaries, including acclaimed films such as I Am Greta and Searching for Sugar Man.

Love Nature ($3.99/month): Does what it says on the tin. This content is all about the beauty and wonder of nature, filled with intimate access and inspiring stories.

You’ll be able to find the new Prime Video channels on your existing Prime Video app and they’ll be able to be watched anytime, anywhere in Australia on any device. Visit primevideo.com for further information ahead of the launch.

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