Jeff Bezos Says Amazon Is Doubling Down on Its Prime Video Investments in India

Bezos said, "We have actually just made a decision to double down our Prime Video investments here in India."

Jeff Bezos Says Amazon Is Doubling Down on Its Prime Video Investments in India

Photo Credit: Reuters

The number watching hours for Prime Video has grown 6x times in India in last 2 years, say Bezos

  • Bezos said the performance of Prime Video in India is incredible
  • The Amazon chief noted India was among the best performing markets
  • He added that Prime Video is also churning out good business

Amazon's global CEO Jeff Bezos says Amazon Prime Video is performing in India brilliantly, adding that they have decided to double down the investment for the streaming service in the country.

"It's working great. The number of hours Prime Video is watched in India in the last two years has grown by six times. Prime Video is working well all over the world, and there is no place it is doing better than in India. It's incredible," Bezos said when asked by actor Shah Rukh Khan and Zoya Akhtar about the performance of the streaming giant in India at a starry event here.

"It's good in terms of business as well. We also like the business results because it drives people to join Prime, and once they join they enjoy the fast shipping service, so they also buy a lot of products from us. So it's a vehicle to make fantastic content, from the business point of view, as well. We have actually just made a decision to double down our Prime Video investments here in India," he added.

Answering SRK on what changes he has seen in India in his various visits over the years, Bezos said that he has been visiting India for 11 years.

"There are no perceptible changes of any great magnitude. I noticed there are certain things that seem to me to be the same. And I love those things, one of the things I notice every time I come here is that there's so much energy here and dynamism," he added.

From drama, crime, suspense to thriller, Amazon Prime will be coming with diverse projects this year. Filmmaker Kabir Khan's The Forgotten Army: Azaadi Ke Liye, Abhishek Bachchan's Breathe 2, musical Bandish Bandits, Manoj Bajpayee's The Family Man 2 and Pankaj Tripathi, Ali Fazal, Rasika Duggal's Mirzapur 2 are some of the projects in the pipeline.

When Shah Rukh asked Bezos when was the last time he visited a grocery store, he responded: "I visited a small 'kirana' store today. It was an incredible experience."

Bezos, who is ranked amongst top most global billionaires, was on a three-day India visit starting from Tuesday.

In a major announcement showing Amazon's support for Indian MSMEs, Bezos said that the company would invest $1 billion (roughly Rs. 7,094 crores) in digitising small and medium businesses (SMBs) on its platform in the country. He said that the 21st century will be the century of India.

"I predict that the 21st century is going to be the Indian century," he said, adding that apart from the dynamism it has, India is a democracy which is a major characteristic of the country.

Along with business, he is taking time out to explore the country. He paid homage to Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi at Raj Ghat, and showed off his kite-flying skills on the occasion of Makar Sankranti.


For the latest tech news and reviews, follow Gadgets 360 on X, Facebook, WhatsApp, Threads and Google News. For the latest videos on gadgets and tech, subscribe to our YouTube channel. If you want to know everything about top influencers, follow our in-house Who'sThat360 on Instagram and YouTube.

ISRO GSAT-30 Communication Satellite Successfully Inserted Into Orbit
Microsoft Pledges to Erase Its Carbon Footprint, Past and Future, in Climate Push
Share on Facebook Gadgets360 Twitter Share Tweet Snapchat Share Reddit Comment google-newsGoogle News


Follow Us


© Copyright Red Pixels Ventures Limited 2024. All rights reserved.
Trending Products »
Latest Tech News »