Amazon Prime Lite subscription: Prime Video benefits and limitations explained
Amazon Prime Lite is expected to launch soon in India, with testing having already begun for limited users who have gained access to the plan. Amazon has also detailed the specific benefits of the Prime Lite subscription, which highlights the differences between the more affordable Rs. 999 ‘Lite’ subscription and regular rupees. 1,499 Prime subscription plans. Notably, Amazon Prime Video is accessible as part of the new Prime Lite subscription, but with certain limitations and controls not present on the more expensive plan.
Amazon Prime Video on Prime Lite: Features, Benefits and Limitations
As mentioned, Amazon Prime Video is accessible under the Prime Lite subscription plan. Users will be able to access the entire catalog of streaming content on Amazon Prime Video, including movies, live sports and shows marked with the “Prime” logo which are available to stream for free. This includes content from India and around the world as per license agreements.
However, this content will only be available to stream on two devices simultaneously and in standard definition resolution. Streaming will also be limited to Prime Video Android and iOS apps, though this will likely also include apps for smart TV and streaming devices, in addition to Amazon’s own Fire TV streaming device and supported TVs. Prime Lite plan users will not be able to access the Prime Video website on browsers.
Amazon also says content will be ad-supported on the Prime Lite plan, though details on what type of ads, how often those ads will occur, and how they will be implemented are not known at this time. By comparison, the full Prime subscription offers ad-free access to the full catalog of content in up to Ultra-HD HDR resolution on an unlimited number of devices, and can be accessed on all compatible devices through the Prime Video app or on Primevideo.com on a web browser.
Amazon Music, the company’s music streaming service, will not be accessible with the Prime Lite subscription plan. Amazon Prime Lite will be priced at Rs. 999 per year, while the full Prime Video subscription is priced at Rs. 1,499 per year or Rs. 179 per month.