Amazon India has launched a mobile-only plan for Prime Video — it is referred to as Prime Video Mobile Edition — to compete with Netflix’s Rs. 199 mobile-only plan, in what marks a world first for the ecommerce-first firm. Not like Netflix, Amazon’s Prime Video Mobile Edition is tied instantly to your pay as you go plan. Amazon is collaborating with Airtel to kick off Prime Video Mobile Edition, with the Prime Video content material out there bundled with Airtel recharge packs beginning at Rs. 89. All Airtel pay as you go prospects can be eligible for a 30-day free trial of Prime Video Mobile Edition. You’ll be able to join Prime Video Mobile Edition beginning 2pm on Wednesday, January 13 (that is right this moment).
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Similar to Netflix’s “Mobile” plan, Prime Video Mobile Edition will supply standard-definition (SD) video high quality on a single machine. However in contrast to Netflix, you’ll be able to select to improve to the complete Prime Video expertise — that features a number of profiles, simultaneous streaming, entry on TV, and HD/ 4K content material. You will get 30 days of Amazon Prime by recharging your Airtel pay as you go quantity with Rs. 131 — Amazon Prime prices Rs. 129 monthly if you happen to subscribe instantly — or as a part of the Rs. 349 pay as you go plan that lasts for 28 days but additionally presents limitless calling and 2GB knowledge per day. This is not precisely new, as Airtel has provided Amazon Prime on pay as you go plans since 2018.
However if you happen to’re completely satisfied to take pleasure in Prime Video in your cell solely, listed here are the Airtel pay as you go plans that get you entry to Prime Video Mobile Edition. All of them can be found on the Airtel Thanks app, or will be bought at over 1,000,000 Airtel shops throughout India.
|Rs. 89||Prime Video Mobile Edition||–||6GB||28 days|
|Rs. 131||Amazon Prime membership||–||–||30 days|
|Rs. 299||Prime Video Mobile Edition||Limitless calling||1.5GB per day||28 days|
|Rs. 349||Amazon Prime membership||Limitless calling||2GB per day||28 days|
Amazon Prime Video’s worldwide VP Jay Marine mentioned in a mailed assertion: “India is one in every of our quickest rising territories on this planet with very excessive engagement charges. Buoyed by this response, we wish to double-down by providing our much-loved leisure content material to an excellent bigger base of Indian prospects. Given excessive cell broadband penetration within the nation, the cell phone has turn out to be one of the extensively used streaming gadgets. With the launch of Prime Video Mobile Edition we glance ahead to entertaining each Indian with our Unique and Unique content material.”
Amazon Prime Video’s India director and nation normal supervisor Gaurav Gandhi added: “During the last 4 years, Prime Video has turn out to be the nation’s most liked premium streaming service with viewership coming from over 4,300 cities and cities. We imagine that the Mobile Edition plan will additional speed up Prime Video’s adoption in India and permit an excellent bigger variety of prospects to entry our common leisure content material. This initiative for Amazon, is designed not simply to give prospects extra selection (of plans) but additionally easy accessibility to subscribe to Prime Video together with cell knowledge plans. We’re completely satisfied to collaborate with Airtel as our first associate in India for Prime Video Mobile Edition.”
Bharti Airtel’s chief advertising and marketing officer Shashwat Sharma added: “At Airtel, we’re deeply obsessed with delivering a differentiated expertise to our prospects via our Airtel Thanks program. We’re completely satisfied to associate with Amazon to democratize high quality digital leisure in India by leveraging Airtel’s core strengths of high quality prospects, deep distribution and best-in-class community for video.”
Amazon’s director for cell enterprise improvement Sameer Batra mentioned: “We’re delighted to have Airtel as our first roll-out associate for Prime Video Mobile Edition. This collaboration marks the deepening of the strategic affiliation between Amazon and Airtel. Smartphones powered by pre-paid connections and inexpensive knowledge are ubiquitous to a big base of Indian prospects – Mobile Edition will make Prime Video synonymous to high quality leisure for this massive buyer group. We glance ahead to increasing the attain of our service to your entire pre-paid buyer base in India.”