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Amazon Channels launches today in the UK, Germany & Austria

23 May 2017 | Rasmus Larsen |

Amazon has today expanded its “Channels” initiative in the UK, Germany and Austria. The service allows members of the Prime service to add channel subscriptions for “a low monthly subscription fee” without bundles.

Channels via streaming

Amazon Channels was first launched in the US in late 2015. Think of it as the classic TV channel experience reimagined for streaming. By serving channels via streaming you can watch live TV on more devices.

With the service Amazon offers an alternative to YouTube TV, Hulu’s live TV service, PlayStation Vue, and others. Amazon says that there are no bundles, meaning that you can subscribe to channels on an individual basis, and that you can cancel anytime.

- "For the first time, Prime members in the UK and Germany will be able to choose to watch premium TV channels without having to sign up to a bundle or a contract, giving them the freedom to pay for only what they want to watch," said Alex Green, MD, Europe, Amazon Channels. "From live sport to Bollywood, arthouse cinema to reality TV, and award-winning TV shows from popular channels like Discovery and ITV, Amazon Channels gives power back to customers to choose exactly what they want to watch."

Amazon Channels UK

Access via the Amazon app

Everything is included in the Amazon Prime Video along with your usual streaming catalog. This means that you can watch your channels on FireTV, game consoles, Smart TVs, and mobile devices.

The app offers unified search and a unified user interface. Some channels also offer free trials and besides live TV the on-demand catalog is included. The “majority of channels are available to download”.

More than 40 channels are offered in the UK, including ITV, Eurosport, and Discovery. In Germany, more than 25 channels are offered.

Amazon Channels is live today and you can explore it now on Amazon UK and Amazon DE.

Amazon Channels in the UK

Acacia TV – Hundreds of fun and effective workouts for every fitness level for Ł5.99 a month
Alchemiya – Great films and documentaries about Muslim culture and life for Ł3.99 a month
Arrow Video – On demand cult classics and horror from Arrow Films for Ł4.99 a month
BFI Player+ - On Demand classic British and critically acclaimed movies for Ł4.99 a month
BeFit UK – Get fit fast with unlimited streaming of hundreds of workouts for Ł5.99 a month
Comic Con HQ – Fan-favourite films, original programming, exclusive access and more for Ł4.99 a month
Curiosity Stream – Exclusive documentaries from the world's best filmmakers in HD for Ł5.49 a month
Daily Burn – On Demand and live workouts including dance, strength training, yoga, cardio and more for Ł9.99 a month
Discovery – Documentaries and unscripted entertainment from Discovery for Ł4.99 a month
Eurosport Player - Live and On Demand sports programming, including Grand Slam tennis, cycling and winter sports for Ł6.99 a month
Fandor – A hand-picked collection of the most talked about indie, foreign and classic films for Ł3.49 a month
Filmbox – Hollywood movies, favourite evergreens and popular series for Ł3.99 a month
Full Moon Features - All the Full Moon classics and new releases on demand for Ł3.99 a month
Gaia – Yoga, nutrition, meditation and more for Ł7.99 a month
Horse & Country Play – The home of equestrianism and British country lifestyle, now on demand for Ł3.99 a month
ITV Hub+ – Watch live, download your favourite ITV shows for offline viewing, and catch up on tons of ad-free episodes for Ł3.99 a month
hayu (NBC Universal) - On Demand reality TV programming including Keeping Up with the Kardashians for Ł3.99 a month
Heerav – An Amazon-exclusive on demand channel with over 600 Bollywood, Bengali, Marathi, Tamil, and Telegu movies and series including blockbusters like Sultan and Kabali for only Ł3.99 a month
Hopster – Make screen time smart with safe, ad-free content for kids for Ł3.99 a month
Ketchup TV – Hundreds of episodes of shows for kids, packed with their favourites for Ł2.29 a month
Love Nature – Ad-free, family friendly nature documentaries on demand for Ł3.99 a month
MGM – Hollywood hits, timeless classics and cult favourites movies from MGM for Ł4.49 a month
Motorvision - On Demand TV dedicated to the automotive world including car reviews & tests, motorsports and lifestyle shows for Ł2.99 a month
MUBI – A new, critically acclaimed movie to stream every day for Ł5.99 a month
Nautical Channel – The network focused on sailing lifestyle, available live and on-demand for Ł3.99 a month
Nordic Noir and Beyond – The best thriller, crime and drama series from the Nordics and beyond for Ł4.99 a month
Panna – Easy-to-follow video recipes from master chefs and cooking courses for Ł1.49 a month
Pinoy Box Office – Filipino movies and series on demand for Ł1.99 a month
Planet Knowledge – Exciting and informative HD documentaries on nature, history, culture and more for Ł2.29 a month
Pongalo Next – Latin American movies and series on demand for Ł2.99 a month
Qello Concerts – The greatest concert films from icons and new artists like The Who, Queen, The Beatles, Muse and more for Ł5.99 a month
Realeyz – Independent films by award-winning filmmakers on demand for Ł4.99 a month
Rooster Teeth – Original sci-fi, gaming and comedy for Ł3.99 a month
Shudder – Backed by AMC Networks, Shudder super-serves fans of thrillers, suspense, and horror for Ł4.99 a month
Studio Universal Classics – Classic movies from Universal Studios for Ł3.99 a month
Sweatflix – Stream HIIT workouts and yoga flows for Ł9.49 a month
Tastemade Plus – Our network of Tastemakers bring great food and travel to the world for Ł1.99 a month
The Great Courses Signature Collection – A curated collection of educational courses On Demand for Ł5.49 a month
UP Family – Entertainment for the whole family for Ł3.49 a month
Viewster Animev – ad-free anime on demand from Viewster for Ł2.99 a month
Yoga Anytime Channel – HD yoga videos on demand for Ł6.99 a month

Amazon Channels in Germany

Arthouse CNMA – Kunstvoll inszeniertes Programmkino für Filmliebhaber, on demand für 3,99€ monatlich
Cirkus – Riesige Auswahl an britischen und skandinavischen Krimihits, on demand für 3,99€ monatlich
E! Entertainment – Exklusive E!-Momente mit deinen Stars, Promi-News und Reality-Shows, linear und on demand für 1,99€ monatlich
Filmtastic – Kinospaß pur mit Blockbustern, Kultfilmen und Geheimtipps von Filmexperten, on demand für 3,99€ monatlich
Fix & Foxi – Filmspaß für die ganze Familie mit Filmen, Animationskino und Serien für Kinder, on demand für 4,99€ monatlich
Full Moon Features – Horror, Sci-fi, Fantasy, Comedy und Filmklassiker, on demand für 3,99€ monatlich
GEO Television – Preisgekrönte Dokumentationen und Reportagen zu aktuellen Themen aus aller Welt, linear und on demand für 3,99€ monatlich
Gute Laune TV HD – Großartige deutschsprachige Musik aus fünf Jahrzehnten, linear und on demand für 2,99€ monatlich
Historama – Geschichte erleben mit packenden Dokumentationen und Filmen, on demand für 2,99€ monatlich
Home of Horror – Horrorfime zum Ausflippen, on demand für 3,99€ monatlich
Horse & Country TV HD – Die ganze Welt des Pferdesports mit allen News zum Pferde- und Country-Lifestyle, linear und on demand für 3,99€ monatlich
Kixi Select – Spannende Unterhaltung für Kinder mit aktuellen Filmen, Serien und vielem mehr, on demand für 4,99€ monatlich
MGM – Hollywood Hits, Kultfilme und zeitlose Klassiker für Filmliebhaber, on demand für 3,99€ monatlich
Motorvision TV – Brandheißer Motorsport mit exklusiven Rennen rund um die Uhr, linear und on demand für 6,99€ monatlich
MUBI – Independent-Kino in einer handverlesenen Auswahl für Filmliebhaber, on demand für 5,99€ monatlich
Nautical Channel HD – Weltweite Wassersport-Events mit allen wichtigen Wettkämpfen und Entscheidungen, on demand für 3,99€ monatlich
realeyz – Preisgekrönte Independent-Filme direkt von den Kinofestivals und Filmemachern, on demand für 5,50€ monatlich
Rooster Teeth – Comedy, Animations-Filme, Gaming, Original-Serien, Talkshows und mehr, on demand in englischer Originalfassung für 3,99€ monatlich
sportdigital HD – Fußball rund um die Uhr mit allen Topspielen der führenden Ligen aus aller Welt, linear und on demand für 5,99€ monatlich
Studio Universal Classics – Lieblingsfilme mit der ganzen Magie Hollywoods, on demand für 3,99€ monatlich
Syfy Horror – Top-Schocker für alle mit Lust auf Horror, on demand für 3,99€ monatlich
Terra X – Faszinierende Dokumentationen rund um Geschichte, Archäologie und Natur, on demand für 2,99€ monatlich
Turk on Video – Aktuelle Kinohits aus der Türkei, on demand in türkischer Originalfassung für 3,99€ monatlich
Waidwerk – Der Channel für alle Angler, Jäger & Outdoor-Begeisterte, on demand für 3,99€ monatlich
Xplore – Der Channel für Reiselustige und Abenteurer: Dokus, Travel Clips und mehr, linear und on demand für 2,99€ monatlich
Zeit Akademie Selection – Der Wissens-Channel: unterhaltsam, spannend, verständlich, on demand für 7,99€ monatlich

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