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Amazon Prime Gaming Finally Arrives in India

Abhimannu Das
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Highlights
Prime Gaming is bundled with Amazon Prime for INR 1,499 per year.
Players do not get one free Twitch subscription per month in India unlike most other countries that offer the feature.
The service offers free games, in-game goodies for popular games like League of Legends and Valorant.

Prime Gaming has finally launched in India and it is bundled with Amazon Prime for 1,499 INR ($18 USD). The subscription service offers players in-game goodies every month. One of the core components of Prime Gaming, which is a free subscription to a streamer of your choice on Twitch, is missing which makes the launch of the service a little disappointing for fans.

The lack of a Twitch subscription makes Prime Gaming less than appealing in India

Twitch subscriptions in India used to cost $5 USD for years before regional pricing was implemented. This brought down the cost of a monthly subscription to 110 INR ($1.5 USD). A lot of creators were shielded from regional pricing by Twitch but after the first three months since regional pricing was introduced, creators now receive less money based on the regional pricing of subscriptions.

With Twitch Prime, regional pricing is not implemented and streamers receive a fixed amount of money regardless of which region they receive a subscription from. But with Twitch subscriptions not being included in the Indian version of Prime Gaming, players in the country will continue to have to pay 110 INR for each subscription and streamers will continue to get paid less because of it, which also affects local creators.

Fans on social media are attributing the lack of free Twitch subs to the price of Prime Gaming to its low price of 1,499 INR ($18 USD). Many feel that Prime Gaming with free Twitch subs being offered as a separate package would be a great addition instead of removing one of the core aspects of the gaming service.

How to sign-up for Prime Gaming in India

You can currently purchase Prime membership at an offer price by paying 179 INR for a month, 459 INR for 3 months, or 1,499 INR per year. Prime Video content and other Prime benefits are available to all Prime members at no extra cost. To get Prime Gaming:

  1. Go to Amazon Prime.

  2. Select or tap the sign-up button.

  3. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the payment and sign up.

Amazon may offer Prime-related promotional offers from time to time, including offering free trial Prime membership or providing offers on paid Prime membership, based on when you sign up for the program. To learn about Amazon Prime benefits or check availability/eligibility for Prime-related free trial or other promotional offers, visit: https://www.amazon.in/prime.


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Abhimannu is a PC esports writer at AFK Gaming. With over seven years of experience in esports journalism, he has worked on a myriad of games and their ecosystems including Valorant, Overwatch and Apex Legends.

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