In 2020, Amazon Prime brings exciting opportunities for tennis fans in the UK and Ireland. Given below is a simple guide to be able to live stream tennis matches on your devices using Amazon Prime.
The streaming platform will air ATP and WTA matches live in the new year as part of its Prime membership. Starting with the first tournament of the new season, the ATP Cup, the video-on-demand service will stream some of the most important tournaments including ATP 250, ATP 500 and ATP 1000 events as well as WTA International and Premier events.
The platform has also acquired rights to stream the US Open, the WTA Finals and the ATP Finals towards the year-end.
New Prime members can avail a 30-day free trial (sign up here) to experience the platform after which the service costs £ 7.99 per month. The platform also allows for cancellation at any time which gives members the option to subscribe to it on a need basis.
However, if a member chooses to avail the service for the year, an annual fee of £79 can be paid which gives the value of paying £ 6.58 per month, giving a better deal than the monthly payment option.
Here’s how you can watch tennis live in the UK with an Amazon Prime subscription:
To sign up for Amazon Prime, first members need to have an Amazon account:
- Enter your name, phone number and email id and password to create an account here at Amazon.co.uk
- Verify your mobile number through a One Time Password
- Log into your account & go to the Amazon Prime page
- Click the sign-up button
- Choose your plan whether it’s only Prime Video, a monthly Prime subscription or an annual plan
- Click the “Try Prime” button
- Add a payment method and the billing address
- Click the “Start your 30-day free trial” button
- Install the Prime Video app on to your device
- Log into your Amazon Prime account
- Start streaming your favourite matches live!
Updates and timings for matches can be found in the Library section and more than 75 tournaments will be streamed live. Here’s the list of ATP and WTA tennis tournaments you can watch using Amazon Prime in the UK:
Fans can not only catch the matches live but also watch match replays and highlights to take a look at the most important points of the match.
The highlights and replays can be accessed once the broadcast is completed by simply entering the date, court or player onto the website or the app. An added advantage to Smart TV owners, fans can watch the matches live on a TV screen through the app or even watch it on the go on mobile devices to never miss out a match.
In addition to the video streaming service, Prime membership has the added benefits of:
Delivery: Unlimited One-Day deliveries in the UK and Two-Day deliveries to Ireland at no extra cost.
Music: Access to more than two million songs without ads and unlimited downloads, themed playlists and music stations as well as exclusive songs released only on Amazon Music.
Photos: Unlimited photo storage.
Shopping: Exclusive shopping deals and access to Amazon Wardrobe to try on clothes before buying them.
Books: Access to books on Kindle and early access to download new books every month.
Movies and shows: Access to over 15,000 movies and TV Shows with unlimited access to exclusive content as well.
Students: Exclusive memberships for students studying higher education in the UK and Ireland which gives a six-month free trial and a discounted membership fee of £39 per year.
Further, members are given the chance to exclusively opt for a Prime Video subscription for £5.99 a month with a special six-month free trial for students through Prime Student. This option also gives a free 30-day trial for new Prime Video subscribers. The complete Amazon Prime catalogue is available on Amazon.co.uk.
Live streaming of ATP tournaments begins with the inaugural ATP Cup on January 3, 2020, followed by the ATP 250 event, Maharashtra Open. WTA events will be streamed beginning with the WTA International Shenzhen Open on January 5 followed by the WTA Premier event in Brisbane on January 6.
Catch the top tennis players battle it out to break records in the upcoming tour by signing up with Amazon.co.uk here.