Out now exclusively on Prime Video, this hotly anticipated sequel to one of the most iconic comedy movies of the 1980s sees Eddie Murphy reprise his unforgettable role as the affable Akeem Joffer - that's right - and Arsenio Hall return as Semmi, his loyal aide and BFF. Read on as we explain how to watch Coming 2 America online - you don't even have to pay a penny, thanks to Amazon's free 30-day Prime Video trial.
The newly-crowned leader of the fictional African nation of Zamunda and his best friend are back in Queens to find Akeem's long-lost son Lavelle (Jermaine Fowler) and take him to Zamunda to become his heir, much to the chagrin of the rest of the royal household.
Princess Meeka (KiKi Layne) is far more suitable for the position of heir than Lavelle, but tradition dictates that Zamunda can only be ruled by men. After spending so long fighting outdated traditions and the will of his father Jaffe (James Earl Jones), Coming 2 America sees Akeem come to represent everything he once despised.
But with General Izzi (Wesley Snipes), the leader of Nextdoria and older brother of Akeem's former intended bride, Imani, plotting Akeem's downfall and preparing to strike, now is not an ideal time for the king to lose the love of those closest to him, including his wife Queen Lisa (Shari Headley).
We've got high hopes for the sequel and, best of all, watching the Prime Video exclusive couldn't be easier - just sign up for a FREE 30-day Amazon Prime trial and watch Coming 2 America online from anywhere. Plus, Prime Video is also where to watch Coming to America, the original 1988 classic, all over the world!
How to watch Coming 2 America online FREE: stream the sequel on Prime Video today
Amazon and its Prime Video streaming platform have the exclusive global rights to Coming 2 America, which you can watch online from Friday, March 5 with a FREE Prime Video trial at no extra cost.
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How to watch Coming 2 America from abroad
If you're a Prime Video subscriber but find yourself stuck abroad in a country where the service isn't available or you can't log-in as usual, that's probably down to geo-blocking restrictions.
Thankfully, help is at hand. Downloading a VPN will allow you to watch Coming 2 America no matter where you are, simply by changing your IP address to one that's back in your country of residence. Here's how to get started with this essential bit of streaming software.
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Aatif is a freelance copywriter and journalist based in the UK. He’s written about technology, science and politics for publications including Gizmodo, The Independent, Trusted Reviews and Newsweek, but focuses on streaming at Future, an arrangement that combines two of his greatest passions: sport and penny-pinching.