In a first-of-its-kind move globally, Amazon MiniTV IndiaSinghTechCrunch has launched a free ad-supported video streaming service called miniTV within its Indian shopping app. Users can access this new feature by opening up the Amazon app and then clicking on the miniTV section.
The new platform will feature professionally created and curated content such as web series. Comedy sketches, tech, lifestyle and food videos to begin with. It has partnered with Indian web studios TVF and Pocket Aces as well as comedians like Ashish Chanchlani, Amit Bhadana, Round2Hell, Harsh Beniwal, Shruti Arjun Anand, Elvish Yadav, Prajakta Koli, Swagger Sharma and Aakash Gupta.
Free Ad-Supported Video Service
Several months ago, Amazon MiniTV IndiaSinghTechCrunch launched a free ad-supported video service called mini TV. The app features a plethora of content in a variety of categories. The most noteworthy is its video game inspire gaming section, which is a must-have for the avid gamer. The app also boasts a free music and movie streaming service called Prime Music. And a free ad-supported book store known as Amazon Books.
To its credit, Amazon did a stellar job of acquiring and integrating all the pieces into one well-oiled machine. The company has rolled out the app in multiple cities and will be making it available to its customers nationwide as soon as the budget allows. To date, the app has logged over 50 million downloads and is averaging a whopping 400,000+ hours of usage a day.
Free Video Streaming Service
Amazon MiniTV IndiaSinghTechCrunch has launched an ad-supported, free video streaming service called MiniTV within its Indian app. It’s a different offering than its separate Amazon Prime Video service. As it is contained within the company’s traditional shopping app, rather than a standalone app.
The content lineup on MiniTV includes web series, comedy shows and content around tech news, food, beauty and fashion. Its partners include India’s largest web studios. Pocket Aces and TVF, and comedians Ashish Chanchlani, Amit Bhadana, Round2Hell, Harsh Beniwal. Shruti Arjun Anand, Elvish Yadav, Prajakta Koli, Swagger Sharma, Aakash Gupta and Nishant Tanwar.
With a wide content library, Mini TV has constantly entertained its users with new and exclusive videos. It has now announced an upcoming sports drama series titled Sixer which will be premier exclusively on miniTV.
Amazon MiniTV IndiaSinghTechCrunch ad-supported video service minitv indiasinghtechcrunch is a new offering that lives inside its shopping app on Android phones. It offers comedy sketches, tech news and food videos to Indian users.
On the content front, MiniTV offers non-exclusive content from popular YouTubers and web studios like TVF and Pocket Aces. It also features content from comedians such as Ashish Chanchlani, Amit Bhadana, Round2Hell, Harsh Beniwal, Shruti Arjun Anand, Elvish Yadav. Prajakta Koli, Swagger Sharma, Aakash Gupta and Nishant Tanwar.
Its content lineup also includes tech-themed shows from Trakin Tech, beauty videos from Sejal Kumar, Malvika Sitlani and Jovita George, and food videos from Kabita’s Kitchen, Cook with Nisha, and Gobble. It plans to add more new and exclusive content in the coming months, but did not offer a roadmap as of now.
Amazon launched a free video streaming service called MiniTV within the company’s traditional shopping app last month. The ad-supported, free content library currently features a slew of web series, comedy shows and videos focusing on tech news, food and beauty.
The company has also tapped former cricketer Yuvraj Singh to star in an upcoming sports drama. The company is expected to reveal more details about the upcoming series in the near future.
As for the mini TV, its content library is largely made up of older content that its content partners create originally for other platforms or for YouTube, a review by TechCrunch found. The list of players includes Indian production companies like TVF and Pocket Aces, as well as a large list of well-known Indian comedians.