Amazon Prime Video

The Amazon has officially launched its much awaited Amazon Prime Video streaming service in India along with over 200 countries and territories. The Prime Video will provide its prime Indian users to stream thousands of TV shows, movies and award-winning Amazon Original Series from India and around the world. The content offered is a mix of library and exclusive content across various genres like comedy, romance, thriller, drama and cartoons among others.

Let’s start 30-day free trial of Amazon Prime Video and experience the difference. The Prime Video app is available on both the Google Play Store and the Apple Play Store.

Amazon Prime Video v/s Netflix v/s HotStar

Categories Amazon Prime Video Netflix HotStar
Price 499 per year (starting offer) 500 per month 199 per month
Languages Hindi, English, Tamil, Telugu, Marathi and Bengali Hindi, English, Tamil and Bengali Hindi, English, Tamil, Bengali, Malayalam, Telugu, Kannada, Gujarai and Marathi

How to Start a Prime Video Membership or Free Trial

  1. Amazon Account: Create an Amazon Account or Sign In to access Prime Video.
  2. Amazon Prime: If you already have an Amazon Prime or Premium membership, Prime Video is available to you at no additional cost. You’ll just need to sign in to the Prime Video website or Prime Video app using the Amazon account information associated with your Prime or Premium membership.
  3. Free Trial: Prime Video offers a free 30-day trial for eligible new members. After your free trial, Amazon will automatically charge your default or other payment method on file the applicable membership fee. Your membership will continue until cancelled. You may cancel anytime by visiting Your Account and adjusting your membership settings.
  4. Membership: With an eligible membership, you can watch movies and TV shows from the Prime Video website on your computer, or through the Prime Video app on any of the following devices:
    • Android smartphones and tablets
    • iOS devices (iPhone, iPad & iPod touch)
    • Smart TVs (supported Samsung & LG models)
    • Fire Tablets
Amazon Prime Video
Amazon Prime Video

Amazon Prime Video App Features

  1. Language: Offer movies and television shows in Hindi, English, Tamil, Telugu, Marathi and Bengali.
  2. Works: The app works on smartphone, tablets, Microsoft Xbox, Sony PlayStation, TV and PC.
  3. Download & Watch Offline : You can download and watch offline movies and TV shows to your Android or iOS devices.
  4. Watch On Multiple Devices: You can enjoy  the video streaming on your phone, tablet, game console or SmartTV—on up to 3 devices at once.
  5. Low Data Usage: Watch high-quality videos on your mobile and Wi-Fi network with low data usage.
  6. Watchlist: You can add movies and TV shows to watchlist and also control the streaming quality and the download quality among others.
IMDb Feature of Amazon Prime Video
IMDb Feature of Amazon Prime Video
  1. Internet Movie Database (IMDb): You can view IMDb data about the actors, songs and trivia related to your videos during playback with X-Ray. (IMDb is the world’s most popular and authoritative source for movie, TV and celebrity content).
  2. X-Ray for Movies & TVs: Though this feature, you can directly jump into a popular or crucial scene in that episode or movie while watching a movie or a TV show.

Amazon Prime Video

The Amazon Prime Video streaming app is an unlimited ad-free, on-demand service at an introductory price of 499/year, though the subscription fee is  999/year. It is part of the Amazon Prime subscription programme in India which was launched in July 2016. In addition to unlimited streaming, your Prime Video membership includes free one-day and two-day delivery service on eligible items on Amazon. Through Amazon Prime Video membership, you can watch —

  1. Amazon Original Series: Transparent, Thunder Birds, Mozart in the Jungle, Good Girls Revolt, The Man In the High Castle, Hand of God, The Tick, The Last Tycoon, Jean-Claude Van Johnson, Catastrophe, etc.
  2. TV Shows: Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah, CID, Crime Patrol, Chhota Bheem, Mr. Robot, Downton Abbey, Go, Diego, Go!, Rome, Humans, Avatar The Last Airbender, Grimm, The Wire, Newsroom, Just Add Magic, The Backyardigans, The Snowy Day, The Godfather, The Italian Job, Mission Impossible,etc.
  3. Movies: Kabali, Sultan, Dhoom, Five Star, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Kelor Kirti , Terminator: Genisys, The Spiderwick Chronicles, etc.
  4. Documentaries: Citizenfour, The Last Waltz, Holbein: Eye of the Tudors, No Place On Earth, Citizen Soldier, etc.

Amazon India said

“We are continuously adding new content for you from popular content providers like Dharma Productions, T-series and more. We are excited to introduce upcoming, original and exclusive TV shows just for India. Our focus on new shows and movies will only increase over time.”

Megha Jain

Engg & Freelance Author

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