Earlier this year, Amazon introduced the Prime service in India, which offered customers exclusive one-day delivery option, special deals and other premium services. Now, the e-commerce giant is expected to bring its on-demand media streaming service dubbed as the Prime Video in the county.
Amazon is currently running a promotional campaign of its upcoming automobile TV series, The Grand Tour, hosted by legendary motoring enthusiast Jeremy Clarkson. It is scheduled to go live on Friday via Prime Video. During the video ad on Twitter, the company confirmed that the Prime Video's new show will be available only in United States, United Kingdom and Germany on November 18, but come December, it will be released in more than 200 regions.
Is Amazon Prime coming to India?
Though there is no specific mention of India, Amazon recently inked a deal with leading Bollywood studios, including ace director Karan Johar's Dharma Productions, for the rights to stream their movies.
Further, Amazon is also said to be vying to purchase IPL's (Indian Premier League) cricket broadcasting (online) rights, leading many to believe that the Prime service is most likely to come to India next month.
In addition to India-related video streaming service, Amazon users will also have access to Amazon's own international TV sitcoms, including The Grand Tour, and Hollywood movies.
Currently Amazon India charges Rs 499 (or Rs 50/month) for Prime service in India. It remains to be seen if the company plans to charge extra for Prime Video or include it in the current premium service without any additional charges.
Watch this space for more updates.