The Amazon Prime membership is among the most popular services offered by the e-commerce giant to consumers in India. From free and faster deliveries to bundled video and music streaming to exclusive offers, it’s hard to ignore Amazon Prime if you live much of your life online. The membership service was launched in India in 2016, priced at Rs 499 for an entire year. This was followed by a price hike to Rs 999 for the year in 2017. It’s been four years since then and Amazon has raised Prime prices once again. Let’s take a look at how much you will have to pay for the subscription now.
Amazon Prime plan prices in India
Now that the Amazon Prime India plan prices have been revised, they start at Rs 179 instead of Rs 129. The new plan prices are in effect from December 14th.
|AMAZON PRIME VIDEO PLANS||DURATION||PRICE|
|Monthly||1 month||Rs 179|
|Quarterly||3 months||Rs 459|
|Yearly||12 months||Rs 1,499|
Before the price hike, the Amazon Prime membership used to cost Rs 129 monthly, Rs 329 for the quarterly subscription, and Rs 999 yearly.
Amazon Prime plans benefits and offers
There are three Amazon Prime membership plans that you can choose from – monthly, quarterly, and yearly. Getting a Prime membership is vital because that’s the gateway to your access to Prime Videos and other services such as shopping, Prime music subscription, and early access to deals offered by Amazon India.
An Amazon Prime membership can be used on more than one device. In fact, Prime Video allows users to create different profiles when multiple people are using the same account. One Amazon account user can have 5 profiles, used by different people.
Amazon Prime membership monthly plan
The monthly Amazon Prime membership plan is now priced at Rs 179. The benefits of the plan include free one or two-day deliveries, access to Amazon Prime Videos, Prime Music, special discounts, and more.
Amazon Prime membership quarterly plan
Amazon Prime membership is also available in a quarterly subscription format. By making a larger payment, for a longer duration, you tend to save money (compared to the monthly plan). So, if you go for the Prime quarterly plan, you have to pay Rs 459 after every three months. And like other Prime membership, this gets you Prime Video, Prime Music, and Prime deals with special discounts and early sale access on Amazon India, among other benefits.
Amazon Prime membership yearly plan
And finally, you have the most popular annual Amazon Prime plan that now costs Rs 1,499, i.e. 50 percent more. A membership fee of Rs 1,499 essentially means you are paying less than Rs 125 a month for access to free deliveries, music and video streaming, and exclusive offers, which is quite appealing for most consumers. This brings Amazon Prime membership price at par with Disney+ Hotstar, despite offering a lot of other benefits. And compared to Netflix, it is still much cheaper regardless of the price drop.
How to get Amazon Prime membership for free in India
Amazon Prime plans are complimentary with select plans from Airtel and Vodafone. For Airtel prepaid mobile users, they can get the Rs 349 plan. For Airtel postpaid users, they have to spend anywhere between Rs 499 to Rs 1,599 per month, to get a free one-year Amazon Prime subscription. With Vodafone Idea, Amazon Prime membership is available if you take postpaid plans priced at Rs 499, Rs 699, or Rs 1,099.
Best Airtel prepaid plans with free Amazon Prime subscription
Airtel prepaid users can enjoy Amazon Prime membership for free through their registered mobile number if they get plans starting from Rs 349. Here are the full details of the Airtel plans that offer a free Prime Video subscription.
|AIRTEL PLANS WITH FREE PRIME MEMBERSHIP||BENEFITS||VALIDITY|
|Rs 349 prepaid pack||28 days|
|Rs 499 postpaid plan||30 days|
|Rs 749||30 days|
|Rs 999||30 days|
|Rs 1,599||30 days|
Best Jio PostPaid Plus plans with free Amazon Prime subscription
Amazon Prime subscription is not available for free for Jio prepaid users. But if you have taken Jio PosPaid Plus, you get a free one-year membership to Amazon Prime. Here are the plans and all the details you should know:
|JIO PLANS WITH FREE PRIME MEMBERSHIP||BENEFITS||VALIDITY|
|Rs 399 Jio Postpaid Plus||30 days|
|Rs 599||30 days|
|Rs 799 Jio Postpaid Plus||30 days|
|Rs 899 Jio Postpaid Plus||30 days|
|Rs 1,499 Jio Postpaid Plus||30 days|
Best Vodafone Idea recharge plans with Amazon Prime membership
Just like Jio, Vi users can get one-year Amazon Prime membership for free if they have signed up for postpaid plans. Here’s how much you have to pay to get free access.
|Vi Plans With Free Prime Membership||Benefits||Validity|
|Rs 499 Vi postpaid recharge plan||30 days|
|Rs 699 Vi postpaid recharge plan||30 days|
|Rs 1,099 Vi postpaid recharge plan||30 days|
Amazon Prime plans FAQs
How to activate Amazon Prime plan
To sign up for Amazon Prime membership, you need to create or sign up using an existing Amazon account. Make payment for Prime membership to use the Prime Video and more.
Amazon Prime membership free trial in India
Amazon Prime membership free trial in India has been discontinued for now. You will have to buy subscribe to the monthly, quarterly, and yearly plans to enjoy Amazon Prime’s benefits.
What is Amazon Prime Video free trial?
Amazon is testing Prime Video Mobile edition in India that lets you stream the streaming platform’s content on a mobile phone. The subscription is currently available for free with Airtel prepaid plans starting at Rs 129. That said, the offer can be claimed on an Airtel prepaid mobile number only once.
Amazon Prime membership benefits
Amazon Prime members get access to content on Amazon Prime that can be streamed through a mobile app or website on a desktop. In addition to this, Prime members can stream music, get exclusive shopping deals and buy from a collection of unlimited reading material.
Does Amazon Prime Video work on desktop?
Yes, Amazon Prime Video works on desktop using the dedicated Prime Video website. Open it on any browser, log in with your Amazon ID to stream content from the platform.
Do you get ads on Amazon Prime Video?
Amazon Prime Video pushes its original, publicised content in the form of short-duration ads for users, every now and then.
How to renew Amazon Prime membership
Amazon Prime subscription ends when your Prime membership expires. In case you have not allowed the auto-debit option, users can follow these steps to renew their plan:
- Go to Amazon.in
- Sign in with your username and password
- Go to Accounts from the top-right
- Click on Manage my Prime membership
- Pay for Prime membership
- Your plan for Amazon Prime plan is renewed
How to cancel Amazon Prime subscription
- Go to Amazon.in
- Log in to your account
- Choose Prime membership from the drop-down menu
- Click on Account & Lists
- Select option end membership and benefits
- Confirm again to cancel the Amazon Prime membership