Amazon announced “Prime Video Channels” for the Indian market to provide users with access to a distinctive list of content from different video streaming services. The e-commerce giant launched the service with eight OTT platforms, which is made available to all Prime members at discounted prices.
Amazon has confirmed that it plans to add many more channels to the platform. The Prime Video channel service is already present in a few countries outside of India, and Amazon has over 350 OTT partners around the world.
Amazon launches Prime Video channels in India: what does it mean?
This service is basically an add-on subscription of popular OTT platforms and users will be able to stream content from them on the Amazon Prime Video app in India. The same service will also be available on the official Amazon website.
By providing access to different OTT platforms in one place, Amazon makes it easier for customers to avoid juggling multiple usernames, passwords, and billing due dates.
“With Prime Video Channels, all premium content subscriptions are managed within one destination – the Prime Video apps and website,” the company said.
The new service currently offers a total of 8 OTT channels, including Discovery +, Lionsgate Play, Eros Now, DocuBay, MUBI, hoichoi, manoramaMAX and Shorts TV. If you don’t want to access content from other OTT platforms, you can just watch Amazon Prime content without paying extra.
But, you will have to pay extra if you want to watch the content of these channels. As part of the launch, all Amazon Prime members will be able to benefit from OTT subscriptions at special prices.
Users will also be able to use IMDb’s X-Ray feature and a single consolidated watchlist and download library for offline viewing. Subscribers will also have the ability to manage data usage and much more across all of their premium channel subscriptions.
Prime Video Channels Subscriptions and Prices in India
All Prime members will be able to access Discovery + by paying Rs 299 per year. It covers subgenres such as Science, Adventure, Food, and Lifestyle.
The DocuBay subscription will cost Rs 499 per year. This service offers documentaries from all corners of the globe in a variety of categories. It should be noted that the original price for this service is Rs 999, but Amazon Prime members get a 50% discount on annual subscriptions.
There is also a 25% discount on the Eros Now subscription, so customers will be able to purchase its subscription for Rs 299. This price is for an annual subscription and users will be able to access over 12,000 original episodic movies and series. premium. , music videos and more. This service offers content in 13 languages.
The Hoichoi subscription will cost Rs 599 per year. It is also a video streaming platform, which features Bengali language content including popular series like Hello, Byomkesh, Eken Babu, etc., as well as a huge library of movies including world premieres, classics and blockbusters.
Amazon also offers a Lionsgate Play subscription for Rs 699 per year. The service offers thousands of hours of premium content, including award-winning premieres, billion dollar franchise movies, frenzy-worthy box sets, and popular titles like John Wick: Chapter 3, Wrath of Man, and Moreover.
The manoramaMAX, which is priced at Rs 699 per year, is the OTT platform that originates from the home of MM TV Ltd, the Malayala Manorama group’s TV channel. It includes a variety of programming ranging from entertainment content that comes on Mazhavil Manorama, originals to news and infotainment content broadcast by Manorama News channel.
Those who wish to access MUBI will be able to get it for Rs 1,999, the price of one year. This service focuses on classic and arthouse cinema. The price of the ShortsTV subscription starts from Rs 299 per year. This service will offer the best shorts from around the world, including Oscar nominated shorts.