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The Grand Tour launches 18th Nov on Amazon

By Chris Dawson September 18, 2016 - 11:09 am

Amazon has announced the launch date of Friday the 18th of November 2016 for the new Amazon Original series “The Grand Tour” with Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May.

New episodes will be released weekly on Amazon Prime Video, every Friday from the 18th of Novemeber, exclusively for Prime members. That settles the question of whether you’ll be able to binge watch the entire series (Amazon’s normal release is a whole series at once). No you won’t, if you want to watch you’ll be logging into Amazon once a week.

Customers have been desperate to find out when they can watch their favorite team back on screen, so we are very excited to announce the launch date of one of the most globally anticipated shows of 2016,” said Jay Marine, Vice President of Amazon Prime Video EU. “The guys have been having a blast filming the show around the world and we can’t wait for fans to see it weekly beginning November 18, only on Amazon Prime Video.”

Prime members will be able to watch The Grand Tour through the Amazon Video app on smart TVs, mobile devices, Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, and Fire tablets, on Xbox, PlayStation, Wii and Wii U, and through the web… but the important thing is that it’s for Amazon Prime members. Amazon’s whole intent of video and entertainment is to hook you into buying stuff from them. “Sign up for Prime and get free deliveries and we’ll let you watch the old Top Gear team on their new show” is the message, although of course Amazon are a bit more diplomatic to say it quite that bluntly.

Whether you love or loathed (the old pre Chris Evans) Top Gear doesn’t really matter. What you should love is that it’s about to be highly publicised and that’ll get people wanting Amazon Prime and Amazon Prime members spend more than non-members. Just make sure to take advantage that your products are Prime Eligible (either in Fulfilment by Amazon or that you’re enrolled on the self-fulfil Prime program).

  • Stuff Amazon's Charge
    8 months ago

    Get yourself a hotmail address.

    Buy yourself a small item that you were going to buy anyway.

    Take a free trial of Prime.

    Log in and cancel the trial.

    = 4 weeks free viewing.

    Simply repeat the whole process after a month.

    It works, perfectly. You just need to use a different email address each time….

    • John
      8 months ago

      That’s sad you waste your time typing rubbish like this

    • Fab
      8 months ago

      Why anyone would waste their time like that to save £6.50 a month is well and truly beyond me…

  • TomH
    8 months ago

    Some are ethical, some are not. Amazon will probably do some sort of IP control.

    • Anne
      8 months ago

      Amazon do track Ip addresses sometimes for years after an event

  • This may be a good news for prime customers alone

  • Chris
    8 months ago

    That first post should be deleted. Why should everything be free to you? People like that only cause further problems. Pay your way.

    • Gary
      8 months ago

      Amazon and Netflix record your ISP number and devices used. They only allow one trial for each ISP or device regardless of email used. If you are usng a preowned device as a new owner that has previously been been used for a free trial and reset to its factory settngs, you won’t get the free trial unless you ring to explain the situation. My own personal experience.

    • Neil
      8 months ago

      This isn’t actually correct. I have had several “prime” trials as I have several Amazon log ons.

  • Andy
    8 months ago

    Eugh. Can’t believe Amazon spend my selling fees on this.