Launching Soon: Amazon Prime Video
With players like Netflix, Voot, Hotstar and others in the Indian market, it is about time Amazon stepped into the game. Since the launch of Amazon Prime just a few months ago, Indians have been highly awaiting the arrival of Prime Video. Finally set to release later this month, here’s a look at what you can expect from the service.
For those who already have subscribed to Amazon Prime, they will be able to access the video streaming service for a fee that is included. This effectively makes it free of charge. For all those who do not subscribe to the service which costs just Rs. 499 for a year, they can use the service by paying as little as Rs. 42 for a month. This cost will later be increased to Rs. 999 for a year, once the introductory offer is over. However, despite this increase, Prime Video will still be cheaper than most other video streaming services like Netflix.
This subscription, will allow users to access an extensive catalogue of content, with an impressive array of TV shows and movies to choose from. There are also added benefits such as exclusive deals and no minimum order. Amazon Prime Video is likely to change the idea of video streaming in India.
The service has tried up with production houses like Dharma Productions, in an attempt to create a large library of local Indian content. So whether you want to watch old Bollywood movies or new ones, this service is the way to get it. Additionally, by tying up with T-Series, users can even watch spin-off TV shows based on animated series like Super Bheem, Bahubhali and Chota Bheem. Amazon has also gained the rights to streaming the IPL (Indian Premier League) matches online.
There will also be several flagship shows featured only on Amazon Video Prime. One of these is a car-based show called ‘The Grand Tour’ which will launch on November 18, 2016. This show will feature the stars of the popular show Top Gear, Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond.
Though the video streaming service is finally going to be available in India, there are several features that will still be missing from Amazon Prime.
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by techtalks @TechTalks November 24, 2016 11:01 AM UTC