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Amazon Prime to hike prices of its subscription plans from December 13: Everything you need to know

Amazon Prime to hike prices of its subscription plans from December 13: Everything you need to know

Amazon Prime subscription plans will get costlier from December 13. Check out the new prices here.

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Story highlights
  • Amazon Prime subscription will get costlier from December.
  • This means that the yearly plan which is priced at Rs 999, will cost Rs 1499.
  • Users can get the membership plans at old rates before December 13.

Amazon Prime subscription will get costlier from December. Amazon had earlier confirmed that the prices of its subscription plans will be increased but did not share the exact timeline when the new prices will be rolled out. However, a new screenshot from Amazon has confirmed that the subscription plans would get costlier from December 13. This means the old prices will remain valid only till December 13.

Amazon had confirmed to Gadgets 360 last month that the prime membership plans would get costlier. As per the updated price list, the price of the yearly prime membership has been hiked by Rs 500. This means that the yearly plan which is priced at Rs 999, will cost Rs 1499, the quarterly membership plan which is priced at Rs 329 will be priced at Rs 459 and the monthly plan which currently costs Rs 129 in India, will be priced at Rs 179. The price change will not affect the existing customers. However, once their current plan gets over, they will have to pay the new price.

"Existing Prime members can continue their membership for the duration their membership plan is at the current price. However, after the price change, you can choose to renew your membership at the new price," Amazon Prime on its website notes.

Youth membership plans will also witness a drop in price instead of a price hike. The Youth membership plans are available for users between 18 and 24 years. The new plan is now priced at Rs 749. These memberships will see a drop in their prices, instead of a hike. The Youth Member offer will come for Rs 499, which now comes for Rs 749 will come for Rs 499. The monthly and quarterly Prime membership will be slashed to Rs 64 from Rs 89 and Rs 164 from Rs 299 respectively.

If you do not wish to pay a hefty price, you can join Prime and lock in the old price as part of a limited period offer that Amazon is running.

Prime membership comes with a slew of benefits. Apart from the unlimited access to the entire Amazon Prime catalogue, the users get access to 70MM songs ad-free with Amazon Music, unlimited 5% reward points on Amazon shopping with the Amazon Pay ICICI bank credit card, access to free in-game content on popular mobile games with Prime Gaming and free access to a rotating selection of thousands of books with Prime Reading. Another most important benefit is the access to Prime Day sale that takes place every year exclusively for prime members. The members also get early access to any mega sale event that is hosted by the company.