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amazon video japanAmazon Video is now available to Japanese Prime subscribers, and the company rolling out pre-orders for the new Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick in the country today.

Content on the new streaming services includes American shows like Mr. Robot alongside shows exclusive to the Japanese market. The company will also soon announce its first group of original Japanese series, including dramas, anime and variety shows.

Japan was one of a handful of countries, including Canada, Italy, France and Spain, where Prime subscribers couldn’t access the retailer’s unlimited video streaming service before today.

Amazon's new Fire TV and Fire TV stick with Alexa-enabled remotes.
Amazon’s new Fire TV and Fire TV stick with Alexa-enabled remotes.

The Prime offering is significantly cheaper in Japan than in the U.S., with yearly memberships coming in at ¥3,900 ($33). That’s a third of what U.S. subscribers pay, and with today’s addition of Amazon Video, Japanese subscribers now have many of the same benefits as their American counterparts.

The Fire TV and Fire TV Stick pre-orders also start today. The new Fire TV starts at ¥12,980 ($110) and the Fire TV Stick starts at ¥4,980 ($40) with voice-remote bundle coming in at ¥6,480 ($55).

However, over the next three days, Amazon is offering some crazy-cheap prices for the Fire TV Stick in Japan. Existing Prime members can get the Fire TV Stick for as low as ¥1,980 ($17) and new members can get one for ¥980 ($9).

The Fire TV and Fire TV Stick will ship to Japanese customers on Oct. 28.

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