BT has announced that it’s adding Amazon Prime Video to BT TV. This makes it the first major UK TV platform to offer Prime Video through its set-top boxes.
It means that if you’re signed up to Amazon Prime (which costs £79 a year), you can watch thousands of TV episodes and films on your BT TV set-top box.
Amazon Prime Video includes a host of Amazon Originals – series made by Amazon that you won’t see anywhere else – like The Man in the High Castle, The Grand Tour and The Marvellous Mrs. Maisel (pictured).
BT TV already offers Netflix, and from next year, will offer Now TV, Sky’s subscription-free streaming service.
BT announced some more improvements on the TV front, too. The new BT TV app will let customers download and play content on the move for the first time (a feature common to the Amazon Prime Video, Netflix and Sky Go apps). It will be available on more platforms than before, including Samsung smart TVs, Apple TV and Google Chromecast.
Customers of EE (the mobile network owned by BT) will be able to access new BT Sport app features ahead of the next football season, too. They’ll be able to ‘cast’ the action from their mobile to their TV using their inclusive mobile data. They can also share content to the big screen using either Google Chromecast or Apple TV. There are new mobile TV experiences coming soon to EE too – more details will be announced nearer the time.