Pay more or Amazon Prime Video will begin showing ads between your movies and shows

Debodinna Chakraborty
Debodinna ChakrabortyDec 27, 2023 | 14:02

Pay more or Amazon Prime Video will begin showing ads between your movies and shows

Amazon Prime Video movies and series will now have ads in between them. (Photo: Getty)

Amazon's recent announcement about integrating ads into Prime Video content from January 29, 2024, signifies a significant shift in streaming services, offering ad-supported options alongside an ad-free premium tier.

In a recent email sent to Amazon Prime users in the US, UK, Germany, Canada, and other regions, the company informed users about the addition of ads. Starting January 29, users will encounter ads during their content unless they opt for a higher subscription plan.



  • Amazon revealed that beginning in early 2024, Prime Video will incorporate some ads, albeit fewer than regular television and other streaming platforms.
  • Additionally, Amazon will offer an ad-free version of Prime Video for an extra $2.99 a month (roughly Rs 250) for subscribers.
  • As reported by The Verge, the introduction of ads will initiate on January 29 in the US, UK, Germany, and Canada, followed by France, Italy, Spain, Mexico, and Australia.

  • The specific implementation date for the Indian market remains uncertain.

  • In India, Amazon Prime costs Rs 299 per month or Rs 1499 per year, with an additional more affordable annual plan called Amazon Prime Lite, priced at Rs 799.


Why the ads?

  • In an email to Prime members, Amazon stated that integrating occasional ads into Prime Video content allows them to invest in high-quality content and further elevate their investment over time.
We aim to have meaningfully fewer ads than linear TV and other streaming TV providers. No action is required from you, and there is no change to the current price of your Prime membership,"
- Amazon Prime’s email to subscribers. 
  • As streaming services like Disney Plus, Hulu, HBO Max, Netflix, and Paramount Plus increase subscription fees and introduce ads in their lower-tier plans, Amazon's move aligns with this industry trend.
  • Amazon initially announced this upcoming change on September 22, 2024, positioning itself alongside streaming services like Disney+, Netflix, and HBO Max.
Last updated: December 27, 2023 | 14:02
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