Even though the new Amazon Prime Lite subscription plan lets people watch the same material as Amazon Prime Video for Rs 500 less, it lacks most of the features and benefits that come with Amazon Prime Video.
Cheers to everyone who likes to watch material that isn’t on TV. Students have to use their pocket money to pay for pricey subscription plans from different OTT players. Amazon has helped young people who can’t pay for big OTT costs a lot. Jio Cinema and MX Player have already given away a lot of free movies and shows. But as of late, a lot of Jio Cinema’s material has been put behind paywalls.
Amazon has released Amazon Prime Lite for users in India, which is a cheaper version of Amazon Prime Video. But unlike Prime Video, people will only be able to subscribe to Amazon Prime Lite for a year. The cost of the yearly plan is Rs 999. Amazon Prime Video, on the other hand, costs Rs 1,499 per year. So, the annual plan for Amazon Prime Lite is Rs 500 cheaper. But compared to other Amazon Prime Video payment plans, the lite version has fewer features.
Let’s take a look at the things that Amazon Prime Lite doesn’t have:
With Amazon Prime Lite, there is no monthly plan:
Amazon Prime Lite doesn’t have monthly deals that you can sign up for. There is only one plan for a year, which costs Rs 999. But with Amazon Prime Video, you can choose between a monthly plan or an annual plan. The plan will cost Rs 299 per month. The cost of the annual plan is Rs 1,499. The yearly plan comes out to Rs 125 per month. But since then, the price to subscribe to Amazon Prime Lite for a year is Rs 999. So, it works out to only Rs 83 per month. So, the lite form is a lot less expensive.
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With Amazon Prime Lite, you can’t use the skip-add feature:
In Amazon Prime Lite, viewers won’t be able to skip over ads. But they can always skip those annoying ads when they use Amazon Prime Video.
In the Lite version, you can only watch movies in 4K resolution on a few devices:
With Amazon Prime Lite, subscribers can only use two devices to watch material in 4K resolution. But with a standard Prime membership, they can watch material on five devices of the best quality.
No Amazon Music, Amazon Read in Lite version:
A basic Prime membership also gives users access to Amazon Music and Amazon Read. But they can’t use these sites if they buy the cheaper version.
With Amazon Prime Lite, you can’t get free delivery on the same day:
If you have Prime Lite, you can only get free two-day shipping when you order something on Amazon. While Amazon Prime Video subscribers get free same-day delivery as long as their subscription plan is current.
The 10 Best Movies to Stream on Amazon Prime Video Right Now
1. 12 Years a Slave
Runtime: 2h 14m
Director: Steve McQueen
One of the most ambitious and impressive projects of the 2020s has been Steve McQueen’s Small Axe, which you really need to watch on Prime. When you’re done, go check out his other masterpiece, the film that won McQueen the Oscar for Best Picture. Chiwetel Ejiofor stars in this adaptation of the true slave memoir by Solomon Northup. In many ways, it is the definitive film about American slavery.
Runtime: 1h 56m
Director: Denis Villeneuve
The French-Canadian director guided Amy Adams to one of her best performances in this sharp sci-fi film about an alien invasion that says more about the people on Earth than the interstellar visitors. Based on a short story called “Story of Your Life” by Ted Chiang, Arrival asks how we would communicate with an alien species, led by a linguist played by Adams. A time-twisting narrative made this a smash hit, along with Villeneuve’s undeniable craftsmanship.
3. Dog Day Afternoon
Runtime: 2h 4m
Director: Sidney Lumet
Any list of the best performances of all time that doesn’t include Al Pacino’s work in this 1975 masterpiece is simply incorrect. Pacino plays Sonny Wortzik, a New Yorker who tries to rob a bank with his buddy Sal (John Cazale). Sidney Lumet directs a film that’s alternately as tense as any thriller and as illuminating as any character study. It’s a must-see.
4. House of Gucci
Runtime: 2h 37m
Director: Ridley Scott
One of two 2021 films by the incredible Ridley Scott is already on Prime Video in this adaptation of the 2001 non-fiction book by Sara Gay Forden. Lady Gaga gives a fearless performance as Patrizia Reggiani, whose romance with fashion empire heir Maurizio Gucci (Adam Driver) ended in violence. A modern camp classic just for Jared Leto’s accent alone, House of Gucci is a riveting exercise in excess.
Runtime: 2h 13m
Director: Bennett Miller
One of the best baseball movies ever made was adapted from the 2003 book by Michael Lewis, which recounts the management of the 2002 season of the Oakland Athletics, and how they changed the way the game is run by bringing analytics into the mix. Brad Pitt gives one of his best performances as general manager Billy Beane, a man who knew he would have to find a new way to evaluate talent if the A’s were going to compete. This is a rich, smart, riveting movie that’s extra interesting given what the Oakland franchise is going through in 2023.
6. The Pianist
Runtime: 2h 28m
Director: Roman Polanski
Adrien Brody won the Oscar for Roman Polanski’s true story of the life of Wladyslaw Szpilman, a Polish-Jewish pianist who survived the Holocaust. Moving and gripping, The Pianist captures something rarely seen in historical documents — how much survival was often dictated by chance encounters and downright luck. Polanski also won the Oscar for Best Director.
7. Rocky and Creed franchise
Runtime: 1h 59m
Director: John G. Avildsen
Just in time for the drop of Creed III in theaters, Prime Video knocked out all of the streaming competition by adding the entire saga up to this point, including every Rocky film from the Best Picture winner through Rocky Balboa, along with both Creed movies to date. These are legendary films in the history of American sports movies. Marathon time!
8. Thelma and Louise
Runtime: 2h 9m
Director: Ridley Scott
It’s hard to believe it’s been over three decades since Thelma and Louise took over the national conversation and even the Academy Awards. Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis give two of the best performances of their career in this unforgettable story of an assault that sends two women on a fateful road trip. Everything about this movie works better than you remember, particularly the fearless performances of its two stars.
9. West Side Story
Runtime: 2h 31m
Director: Jerome Robbins, Robert Wise
No, not the Best Picture-nominated Steven Spielberg remake — that is over on Disney+ and totally worth your time, by the way. This is the beloved original that dominated the Oscars over 60 years ago, winning a stunning ten Oscars, including Best Picture. Watch the original and then contrast and compare when you get to see the new one.
Runtime: 1h 46m
Director: Damien Chazelle
Damien Chazelle may still be startled by the divisive response to Babylon but he can go back to the film that really broke him, earning one of its stars an Oscar and getting a nomination for Best Picture. Chazelle’s drama about a perfectionist drummer and his militaristic teacher thrilled viewers from the minute it premiered at Sundance. It was a major piece of pop culture, a film that feels like it’s being referenced more every year.
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