More evidence Amazon will soon launch the Fire TV in India

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I currently have a theory that Amazon will be bringing the Fire TV to India for the first time when Amazon Prime Video launches there later this year. I just came across more evidence that backs up that theory. If you try loading www.amazon.in/firetv, you’ll bring up a 404 error page, but unlike www.amazon.ca/firetv, www.amazon.es/firetv, or any other international Amazon site that doesn’t sell the Fire TV, the Amazon India URL is set to redirect to another page. This means someone at Amazon has deliberately prepared Amazon India’s website for “/firetv” visits. Read more ›

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Theory: New Fire TV hardware to be revealed prior to Prime Video’s impending launch in India

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Amazon has launched Prime service in India today, with Prime Video coming soon to the country. If you frequent this site, you may have noticed that I like to look at Amazon’s past actions to try and predict what they’ll do in the future. Last August, Amazon announced that Prime Video would soon be coming to Japan. A few weeks later, Amazon revealed the Fire TV 2, just in time for it to be made available in Japan for the first time, which nicely coincided with the launch of Prime Video in Japan. Now that it’s been revealed that Prime Video is coming soon to India, I expect we’ll see new Fire TV hardware revealed before then, so that the new device(s) can be launched in India as well, in conjunction with Prime Video. Read more ›

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Amazon Prime launched in India with Prime Video coming soon

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Amazon just launched their Prime service in India, making it the 8th country where Amazon Prime is available. The service will normally cost ₹ 999 (about $15) a year, but is currently being discounted at a special introductory price of ₹ 499 (about $7.50) a year. New members will receive a 60-day free trial, double the 30-day trial offered in most countries where Prime is available. Prime membership offers free one-day and two-day delivery, which normally costs ₹ 80-100 (about $1.20-$1.50), to over a hundred cities in India. Members in some areas, including Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, and Hyderabad, will also receive discounted same-day delivery. To sweeten the deal, Prime members in India will also receive 30-minute early access to lightning deals and other member-only exclusives. Amazon also says Prime Video will be coming to India soon.

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