Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 8 April 2020

Amazon Prime launches Video Cinema for new film releases

Amid the coronavirus outbreak, the streaming company is offering viewers to watch theatrical releases at home

Disney and Pixar's 'Onward', which opened in US theatres on March 6, is now available for purchase on Amazon Prime through  a new hub called Prime Video Cinema. Courtesy Disney / Pixar
Disney and Pixar's 'Onward', which opened in US theatres on March 6, is now available for purchase on Amazon Prime through  a new hub called Prime Video Cinema. Courtesy Disney / Pixar

Amazon Prime has launched a new hub called Prime Video Cinema that allows users to watch films on theatrical release from home.

This comes after cinemas in many cities around the world has been forced to shut down and film releases postponed due to the global coronavirus outbreak.

What's on offer?

So far, seven films have been included on Prime Video Cinema: Onward, Birds of Prey, The Way Back, The Hunt, The Invisible Man, Emma, and Bloodshot.

Onward, Birds of Prey, The Way Back, and Bloodshot are available for purchase at $19.99 (Dh74). The other three films (The Invisible Man, Emma, and The Hunt) have been made available for rental at the same rate. Rentals include 30 days to start watching, and only 48 hours to finish once started.

In the UAE, films like Onward and Bloodshot have already seen a cinema release that has been cut short due to cinema closures. Highly anticipated films such as No Time to Die, Mulan, F9, A Quiet Place Part II and Peter Rabbit 2 have already been postponed to future dates.

As a result of the Covid-19 health crisis, Amazon Prime has also made a selection of children's programming available for streaming on Prime Video for free.

Where can you get it?

Amazon Prime is available in most countries around the world. Their new Video Cinema hub is also available to users in the UAE, too.

Updated: March 24, 2020 06:07 PM

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