Amazon Prime Gaming service launch teased in India will offer free PC games every month to subscribers
Amazon has apparently teased the India launch of Prime Gaming, the company’s subscription service bundled with Prime Membership that offers monthly free PC games, in-game content and a selection of Twitch perks to its members in eligible territories. The service is not yet available to subscribers in India, and a Prime subscription includes in-country-only mobile gaming offers. That might change soon, if you believe the teaser posted on Amazon India’s website, which was later taken down by the company.
The online retail giant reportedly released details of its Prime Gaming offer recently, with a banner image announcing that the service was now live in India, promising free PC games every month to Prime members. Users quickly took notice of the update before Amazon took down the page. “With Prime Gaming (included with your Prime membership), unlock instant access to tons of exclusive content for your games and a rotating collection of PC games…every month,” the ad said before disappearing from the site. Amazon website. It’s still unclear if Amazon actually intends to offer the service here, or if the promotional offer was a mistake.
Prime Gaming’s website currently states that the service is not supported in India and lists the country as an eligible territory for “mobile-only offers”. On its Prime page, the Amazon India website also lists Prime Gaming as a mobile-only service offering free gaming content on international and Indian mobile games.
Prime Gaming is a rebrand of Amazon’s Twitch Prime service which also offers a free subscription to a Twitch streamer every month, in addition to free PC gaming. Prices for Twitch subscriptions in India and several other countries were reduced last year, to conform to a regional pricing scheme.
For now, a one-month subscription costs Rs. 110 on a web browser and Rs. 120 through the phone app, granting users a channel-appropriate badge and a host of emotes to use. The now-deleted Prime Gaming page never mentioned this feature, although by design, internationally, it goes hand in hand with monthly free games. Users are required to link their Twitch accounts to the respective platforms – for example, Battle.net – to claim the items or codes.
Currently, Amazon offers free shipping, Prime Video, Prime Music, Prime Gaming (mobile only), early access to sitewide deals, Kindle deals, and a rewards points system to Prime members nationwide.