Amazon today announced that its Prime Video streaming service has expanded to over 200 countries including India, the company's largest available market outside the U.S.

Prime Video is automatically available at no additional cost to Amazon Prime members in Belgium, Canada, France, Italy and Spain, and to customers in new Prime Video territories at an introductory price of $2.99 (or 2.99 euros) per month for the first six months.

In India, the service comes bundled with Prime. Prime usually costs Rs 999 ($15) for an annual subscription, but to celebrate the launch of Prime Video, Amazon is currently offering annual membership to new customers at the heavily discounted price of Rs 499 ($7.50).

Amazon Prime Video India
That makes Prime Video the least expensive streaming video service in the country by some margin, with similar service Netflix costing Rs 500 on a rolling monthly basis.

The aggressive pricing strategy indicates Amazon's continuing eagerness to make deep inroads into the Indian market. The company has been busy acquiring rights to local content over the last few months, and has partnered with several major Bollywood studios and distributors to make titles available exclusively on Prime Video.

The catalog in Amazon Prime Video contains titles in several Indian languages including Hindi, Bengali, Marathi, Tamil, and Telugu, as well as an English section featuring many popular U.S. shows.

Top Rated Comments

nightowl Avatar
60 months ago
No Apple TV app, no more money from me to Amazon for their service. Airplay is a workaround, not a solution.

I understand they want to steer people toward their hardware, but there are too many options out there to limit to your own hardware. Release the Apple TV app, let us buy digital items from you on your website, and enjoy them on our Apple TV devices.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
okboy Avatar
60 months ago
No Apple TV app? Hard to feign interest as a Prime user.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
2010mini Avatar
60 months ago
Yet they can't support the Apple TV? Very telling....
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Plutonius Avatar
60 months ago
I would subscribe to it in the US. if they charged $7.50 (or even $15.00) / year here. India is a large country with much of it underdeveloped so I am surprised that Amazon could offer two day shipping throughout the entire country.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
okboy Avatar
60 months ago
They would have to pay Apple for content sales if they did tgst
Yeah, I guess that's why there's no Netflix, PlayStation Vue or HBO on  TV either.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Aluminum213 Avatar
60 months ago
But not available on Apple TV
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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