Amazon Prime Lite launched in India: Benefits of new plan and how to sign up
Amazon India introduces an affordable membership plan by launching Prime Lite. The Amazon Prime Lite plan is available at Rs 999 per year.
Amazon India has rolled out a new subscription plan called Amazon Prime Lite. It is an affordable alternative to the existing Amazon Prime membership plan, which is priced at Rs 1,499 annually.
The Amazon Prime Lite plan will be available at an annual subscription fee of Rs 999. The new plan comes with similar services like that of Amazon Prime but it’s available only under an annual subscription plan. Under Amazon Prime Lite monthly or half yearly plans are not available.
Amazon Prime Lite features
Amazon Prime Lite will get free two-day delivery along with standard delivery. As a part of the plan, members will have a "no rush’ shipping option to certain addresses and receive cashback on opting for it. Besides that, Prime Lite users can also avail 5 percent cash back on purchases on the Amazon India website using an Amazon Pay ICICI Bank Credit Card.
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Additionally, Prime Lite members will enjoy streaming unlimited videos, movies, and TV shows from India and overseas as well. However, the number of streaming devices can only be two with HD quality. However, under the plan users will also have to watch ads on Amazon Prime Video.
Other than that, members of Amazon Prime Lite can have early access to amazing deals on the Amazon India website.
How to sign up for Amazon Prime Lite
The Amazon Prime Lite plan is available for Rs 999 annually on the Amazon app or website. One can choose any of the platforms, as the app is available on both Android and iOS devices. Anyone who was not a member earlier can also subscribe to the new and feasible version of Amazon Premium Membership.
Amazon Prime vs. Amazon Prime Lite
Apart from the difference in pricing, Amazon Prime Lite has been introduced with some fewer benefits than Prime membership. It does not come with access to Amazon Music, Prime Reading, Prime Gaming, or Prime Advantage benefits. However, under Prime Advantage benefits, users can get no-cost EMI on purchase of smartphones and up to 6-months of free screen replacement on certain devices.
According to Amazon India, Prime Lite subscribers will not be able to access Amazon Video on the web. Besides that, the users will only get two devices with HD quality whereas Amazon Prime subscribers can stream content in up to 4K resolution on up to 4 devices.