Amazon Prime subscription price in India to be hiked soon, here’s how much it will cost

The new prices are still cheaper than Netflix plans.

Highlights
  • Amazon Prime subscription plan price to be hiked up to 50% in India.
  • The new price will be applicable very soon.
  • Amazon Prime yearly subscription plan to cost Rs 1,499 instead of Rs 999.

Amazon Prime subscription plan price in India will soon be hiked, the company has revealed. Amazon Prime benefits in India include free one-day, two-day, and no-rush deliveries for subscribers, access to Prime Video, Prime Music, and more. Amazon says that the prices will be hiked up to 50 percent. However, there’s no word on when the new subscription prices will be coming into effect. The Amazon website reads that the price of the Prime subscription will be changing soon, and the exact date of price change will be announced later.

What are the new Amazon Prime subscription prices?

As for the revised pricing, the monthly subscription will cost now Rs 179 instead of Rs 129. Meanwhile, the quarterly and yearly plans will be available at Rs 459 and Rs 1499 compared to Rs 329 and Rs 999 earlier. The monthly and quarterly subscription plans have received almost a 39% hike, whereas the yearly plan is now 50% more expensive.

A statement on the website reads, “Since the launch 5 years ago in IN, Prime has continued to increase the value it offers members. Prime provides an unparalleled combination of shopping, savings and entertainment benefits to make life more convenient and entertaining every single day, and we continue to invest in making Prime even more valuable for customers. Prime 1- day delivery is available on millions of items. Prime Video offers unlimited access to award-winning movies, TV shows, and Amazon Originals in 10 languages. In addition, members have access to 70M songs ad-free with Amazon Music, unlimited 5% reward points on Amazon shopping with the Amazon Pay ICICI Bank credit card, access to free in-game content on popular mobile games with Prime Gaming, free access to a rotating selection of thousands of books with Prime Reading. Members also get Prime Early Access to sale events, new product launches, and Lightning Deals as well as access to our global shopping event Prime Day and much more.”

Amazon says that the existing subscribers can enjoy their current subscription at the current prices until it ends, but they will be asked to pay the new prices once the subscription ends. According to the help page, the customers currently subscribed to Prime using the offers from their telecom operators will have to abide by the new prices. The company suggests such subscribers contact their telecom operators. Further, the company says that the Youth Offer will apply to the new prices. Eligible users can avail a cashback of Rs 500 under the Youth Offer.