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Amazon Prime Is Now Available in Indonesia, Thailand, and the Philippines

Amazon’s Prime Video service has now launched in Indonesia, Thailand, and the Philippines, and the e-commerce giant is investing in the production of local content in each of these countries.

Beginning today, August 1, residents of the three countries will be able to sign up for a free trial of the sAmazon Prime lasting one week. After the trial period has ended, consumers will be able to take advantage of a promotional rate of IDR59,000, THB149, and PHP149 a month, which will remain in effect until the end of the year.

Amazon Originals, such as the hit shows “The Boys” and “The Terminal List,” are also accessible in all three of these countries. Stream it on Amazon Prime

At this time, Amazon Prime provides access to content that has been licensed on a regional level, in addition to a variety of well-known Korean television shows and films, as well as anime.

Variety reports that Amazon Prime has already made an announcement on the creation of original regional content by giving the go-ahead for the adaptation of episodes of the improvisational comedy series Comedy Island into regional versions that would air in Indonesia, Thailand, and the Philippines. The company is also going forward with original feature-length films and series in Indonesia and Thailand. Joko Anwar is due to direct the film Seige At Thorn High for Come & See Studios, and the film 4 Seasons in Java, penned by Kamila Andini, is currently in development at Four Colour Films.

In Thailand, Shutter writer and director Banjong Pisanthanakun is planning a series called Metal Casket, while Jungka Bangkok is going to produce an adaptation of Three Idiots and a Ghost, which is based on a novel written by Sal Kim and published on Wattpad. Ananda Everingham, who is known for her work as an actor and model, is also going to executive produce a series for the platform that is going to be called How to Fake It in Bangkok.

Amazon Originals from around the world, such as the smash hit series The Boys and The Terminal List, are also available on Prime Video in these three countries. Upcoming series, such as The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, are scheduled to be released on the platform for Southeast Asian audiences. On August 5, Prime Video will also premiere the new film named Thirteen Lives, which was directed by Ron Howard and is based on the perilous mission to rescue a football coach and 12 youngsters from a cave that took place in Chiang Rai, Thailand in 2018.

A fictionalized account of the same rescue operation is scheduled to debut as a new original series on Netflix under the title Thai Cave Rescue. The six-part limited series is scheduled to become available on the streaming site on September 22, and it will feature exclusive commentary from the children who were actually held captive in the cave.