Amazon is expanding Prime Video to more military members serving overseas

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Amazon on Thursday announced that it is expanding access to Amazon Prime Video for military members and families serving overseas.

The company says its decision is part of its efforts to deliver programming to those who reside on US military bases located around the world.

Amazon Prime began offering the service at some locations in 2014, including those in Afghanistan, Turkey, Japan and Kuwait.

Amazon has also announced a new partnership with the American Forces Network (AFN) to deliver its original programming through AFN’s TV broadcast network, which reaches both American bases and 140 U.S. Navy ships.

AFN will gain access to several Amazon Originals, including Golden Globe winner “Transparent,” plus “Bosch,” “Alpha House,” and “The Man in the High Castle.” Those shows will start airing on January 11 on AFN.

Here’s the full schedule for the broadcasts:

  • “Transparent” – Mondays 11:00 PM local time starting on January 11
  • “Bosch” – Tuesdays 11:00 PM local time starting on January 12
  • “Alpha House” – Wednesdays 11:00 PM local time starting on January 13
  • “The Man in the High Castle” – Sundays 12:00 AM local time starting on January 17

The company says it will “continue unblocking” its US Prime video catalog on additional bases throughout 2016.

While Amazon provided a list of bases where its service are already available, it hasn’t yet released a full list of upcoming locations.

The company has provided a “Contact Us” link which personnel and families can use to get more details.

Here is the current list of overseas military base locations where Amazon Prime Video is being offered.

Amazon Prime US military bases with access worldwide

Free two-day shipping to APO addresses is not part of the plan.

Written by Lisa Huyhn

Lisa Huyhn

Lisa Huyhn is the Politics and Military & Defense Editor at BusinessPundit. She is a fiercely independent voter who believes in full transparency in politics & general government activities. You can reach her at Refinance Student Loans.