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Amazon's Prime Video streaming service goes live in India

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 10 February 2017, 1:37 IST

Amazon's Prime Video streaming service went live in India on Wednesday. The service is only available to Amazon Prime subscribers, which bundles fast shipping and exclusive deals for customers in the country.

The service lets subscribers stream TV shows and movies, including Indian, international including and Amazon Original Series as well.

To access it, one needs an Amazon India Prime account which costs Rs 999 ($15) annually. The service will be available on Amazon Prime Video app for iOS, Android or Amazon. In India, Prime subscribers will just have to pay Rs 499.

Amazon India has tied up with the several Indian production houses such as Dharma Productions, T-Series and SS Rajamouli's Arka Mediaworks, Japan's TV Asahi Corporation for popular shows such as Doraemon, Shinchan, and Ninja Hattori.

Apart from Hindi, there are also offerings in Bengali, Marathi, Tamil and Telugu titles.

Lats month, the Seattle-base e-commerce giant had said that the company was planning to launch Prime Video in India. According to TOI, Amazon has seat aside nearly Rs 2,000 crore for content in India, which is higher than the annual programming budget of the top three Hindi GEC channels combined.

First published: 14 December 2016, 2:36 IST