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

OH BROTHERS - In Disney and Pixar's "Onward," two teenage elf brothers embark on an extraordinary quest to discover if there is still a little magic left in the world. Featuring Tom Holland as the voice of Ian Lightfoot, and Chris Pratt as the voice of Ian's older brother, Barley, "Onward" opens in U.S. theaters on March 6, 2020. ©2019 Disney/Pixar. All Rights Reserved.

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: OnwardBirds 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 ManEmma, 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, F9A 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.