- BT partners with Amazon to be the first major UK TV provider to offer access via its set top box to Prime Video
- Prime members can now access the Prime Video App on BT TV set top boxes, allowing them to watch thousands of TV episodes and movies, including award-winning Prime Originals series like The Grand Tour, The Marvellous Mrs. Maisel, and Prime’s upcoming live & exclusive coverage of The US Open Tennis Championships
- Move sees BT TV provide football fans with a one-stop-shop to access all the 2019/20 Premier League action via BT Sport, Sky Sports and Amazon Prime Video
BT today announced it has become the first major UK pay-TV provider to offer Amazon Prime Video access via a set top box – giving customers the ability to access Prime Video’s TV & movie content at the push of the button.
The move forms part of BT’s ambition to offer BT TV customers unrivalled choice through partnerships with the world’s best content providers.
From today, BT TV customers will be able to access the Prime Video App, allowing them to sign-up and watch thousands of TV episodes and movies, including award-winning Prime Originals and exclusive series like The Grand Tour; The Marvellous Mrs. Maisel; and live exclusive coverage of the US Open Tennis Championships, along with the widest range of TV box sets.
The move also means BT TV customers will be able to access every Premier League match from the 2019/20 season, with customers able to sign-up for Amazon Prime as well as BT Sport and Sky Sports via their set top box.
Tony Singh, content and business development director for BT’s Consumer division, said: “We’re delighted to be the first UK pay-TV service to offer Amazon Prime Video content to our customers. BT TV gives our customers the flexibility they want to watch all their favourite shows – and of course all the sport – in one place and on one bill. Our ambition is to offer an unrivalled choice of TV content for our customers by partnering with the very best providers, with Prime Video joining a brilliant line-up including BT Sport, Netflix, NOW TV, BBC iPlayer.”
Brett Ballbach, Business Development Director for Prime Video Europe, added: “We want Prime members to be able to watch all their favourite content when they want, on any device they want, and Prime Video is already available on thousands of devices, from Smart TVs to games consoles to tablets & mobile devices. We’re delighted to add to that range of devices with Prime Video now available to access via BT TV set top boxes – we think customers are going to love the opportunity to stream their favourite Prime Original shows and Prime exclusive sports on the device.”
BT TV Customers will start receiving the Amazon Prime Video app from today with rollout happening across the summer – further details can be found on the customer help page on BT.com.
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