Amazon has created a product that combines movie, TV, music, and book streaming all in one easy-to-access platform. Amazon Prime is more than just a streaming service, it also saves members fees on shipping for Amazon.com orders.  Amazon has been in business for over 20 years and is now known as the world's largest online retailer!

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The Good

  • Large viewing selection
  • Features and perks
  • Discounts and free trial

Selection

Amazon Prime has over 4,500 movies and television shows for you to choose from.

Additional Perks

Members of Amazon Prime also have access to Prime Music, Prime Photos, Prime Pantry, and Amazon Elements. Customers also have access to free two day shipping on all orders marked with the special Prime icon on Amazon.com.

Parental Controls

Amazon Prime provides quality parental controls, allowing members to set a PIN and viewing restrictions on movies and TV shows.

Student Discount

If you are a student you get six months of Amazon Prime for free, and 50 percent off after that, for as long as you are a student.

Free 30-day Trial

Amazon offers a 30-day free trial to potential customers, allowing them to try out Amazon Prime before making a final decision.

Amazon Prime has so many great aspects to their service. For $99/year, subscribers pay less than $9 a month for Amazon Prime's services. This is a very reasonable price for the streaming tv industry. In addition, Amazon Prime gives its members the option to pay a small fee to watch newer/more popular releases so they don't have to wait.

Overall, from the large library to the additional Amazon Perks, this service has many great benefits!

The Bad

  • One time large fee
  • Can have additional costs
  • No personalization options

One Time Large Fee

Although, if broken down, Amazon Prime's fee is less than $9 monthly, having to pay $99 all at once can be a lot. Amazon Prime doesn't provide a monthly payment option for members.

Additional Costs

Although Amazon Prime releases content quickly, members have to pay to watch newer episodes & movies from popular series. Costs range from $1.99-$2.99, and movie rentals are $2.99-$6.99.

Personalization

Amazon does not have as many account personalization capabilities as some of its competitors, such as Netflix.

Although Amazon Prime has many great features to their service, they do have a few drawbacks, as you can see.  Amazon's main drawback is that you have to pay for an entire year up front, which can be a high price to pay for some people. In addition, they don't have as many personalization controls as Netflix.

The Bottom Line

For regular Amazon consumers, Amazon Prime is an excellent streaming option to look into. However, for those who don't shop a lot on Amazon, and would not utilize the free two day standard shipping, Amazon Prime might not be worth the $99 all-at-once annual price.

Overall Amazon Prime has a large selection of movies and TV, with their own Amazon Prime exclusive series.  They provide their members with many additional perks not related to streaming TV, which is a bonus.  Also, they provide discounts to students.

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We love Amazon Prime TV. We have cut out local cable TV, and have found everything we need for entertainment at a fraction of the price.

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why do we have to pay extra sometimes? we already pay for prime. always customer service issues with amazon in general so when the streaming wasn't working correctly and needed a technical fix it took days/hours to get someone on line to fix it

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Organized, continuous new videos - very professional

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Best around, lots of choices to watch and great price

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Prime Video has a good amount of TV shows and movies, but there interface is pretty bad. It's surprising how Amazon, a multi billion dollar company, can't design an easy to use UI. It is nice that if you have Amazon Prime, you automatically get Prime Video. So, for that bundle, it's hard to resist getting Prime.

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They are perfect. Providing a very good selection of movies.

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I signed up for a FREE Trial of Amazon Prime Video. I found lots of options--but most required an extra fee (ex: $3.99 to watch a movie of my choice w/in 24 hrs.). Movies are my thing so, for me, it didn't add up. Why subcribe and then have to pay extra fees? Not my cup of tea.

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We have had streaming services with Amazon Prime for several years and are very happy with the service. Their streaming service is fast and easy to use. A good variety of shows to watch. A major improvement would be to include PBS as a part of their package.

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The whole app it slow doesn't respond well sometimes it won't for hours.

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Prime Video has an overwhelming amount of content available. The range of content is extremely wide and should provide something for everyone.

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Need more free movies and more selections to view

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They charged me for a video sweetcorn I never bought and placed it on a credit card without my knowledge or consent. TWICE! After notifying and spending almost 30 mins trying to get through by phone, I finally got agents to refund the money.

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freezes while watching movies.The movies you want to see gotta pay for. not a good time to charge

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no much content to see when you search for movies most of the time your first option it's to rent

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They have great movies and serial programs. Need more of their great series such as Bosch.

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They have great movies and the quality of the streaming is great

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They have a pretty good selection and content

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they will charge your card Autodraft ,,for services you didn't use or want

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Always provide a good product at a fair price. Never had a problem with their service.

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kaylee

March 30th, 2020 Tremonton, UT

They have most movies, a wide variety, however you have to pay per individual movie, rather than a one time, or a monthly fee.

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I use prime video when I cannot find any good movies or shows on Netflix. Which can happen very often. They actually have a lot of great selections for movies that I have been watching a lot.

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Prime Video does not truly have a large selection unless you have all the extra add-ons which can become quite pricey after a while. Also, the Prime originals are not very good.

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I paid for amazon prime to be able to watch criminal minds and it still was going to charge me for each season, such a waste of money

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Mirna Hanna

March 17th, 2020 Tallahassee, FL

Great customer service! They provide movies and shows at a reasonable price. It is perfect

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I like how Amazon Prime tends to have movies that other streaming networks don't have. However, I believe Amazon Prime could use more original or unique shows.

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I love that this comes with you amazon prime membership. Totally worth the cost! Sometimes I feel like the movie selection included with prime is random and not as great as other streaming platforms, but you definitely get your money’s worth and you can find most movies on there to at least rent.

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There are so many options for movies and shows on amazon! the only thing i don’t like is that you have to pay for a lot of the movies and shows. but other than that it has a very wide variety of options.

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Our family uses Amazon Prime often and are always able to find the shows we want to watch. It does seem like the majority of shows have to be purchased. I feel as a Prime member there should be a wider variety of free programming.

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I actually prefer Amazon Prime Video over Netflix now. They have a much greater selection of movies than Netflix. If they don't have the movie I'm looking for on prime, they always have it available for purchase at a reasonable price.

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Amazon Prime has such a wide variety of TV shows and movies. In addition, they have started to make their own movies and shows that are really entertaining.

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Amazon prime offers tv shows and movies I cant find on Hulu and Netflix. Their original movies and shows rival those of other streaming services. And I have always been satisfied with the quality.

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Amazon Prime always seems to have the show I'm looking for. The movie selection isn't as great as other streaming platforms but the tv shows available totally make up for it.

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Amazon Prime video has many interesting movies and original shows to enjoy. On the other hand, menu is hard to navigate.

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We love all that prime video provides our family. Outstanding movies and shows. We always wish that new releases were easier to find.

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Stephanie Byrd

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Amazon Prime Video has to be one of the best film purchasing services. Did you ever have that spur of the moment when you wanted to watch a video or movie instantly but didn't have access to it? Those days are over. With prime you can watch your favorites instantly with little cost to you. I remember having to watch a movie for an exam that was super expensive everywhere else but only $10 on Amazon. You can't beat that.

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Good options for watching movies, series, shows. Since I'd never heard of and are pretty good. Worth the fees for prime alone. Doesn't buffer or interrupt in the middle of movies with issues like what happens with Netflix. Easy to navigate and find ideas for what to watch

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There a lot of ads and the majority of media must still be rented or bought even with preset monthly fees. They do offer a wider variety than Netflix but it’s as if you pay to be able to pay

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Definitely has grown in the past few year as a streaming platform. I recommend the Amazon original tv show Hunters to those who get this service.

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Prime has great original content, plus the best shows. Parks and recreation. The office

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This subscription really surprised me with the endless selection of tv shows, movies, and documentaries! It's so great for finding new cool shows to watch or watching an old movie you loved! Really awesome streaming service!

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I love all of the original series that are coming out, Amazon is doing a great job. I also like that I have the option to rent movies that have come out recently.

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Prime video is great for streaming movies. I’ve never had any issues using it. It’s very user friendly.

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I love Amazon Prime Videos! They have such good products and videos! My favorite shows are offered through them! I thought I would never get to see my favorite childhood show "Tom and Jerry" but they allowed me to be able to watch it with my parents!

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Amazon Prime often doesn’t have the selection that I’m looking for, however the ability to order titles directly from the service is nice.

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Amazon video is nice because they have a huge selection of shows to watch. I like having that service included in my prime.

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The one thing I don’t love about my Prime streaming is purchasing shows that aren’t available in prime. First, I feel like they should have more options available with my streaming, secondly when I do have to pay for more it’s not a quick add button. I feel like I have to jump through hoops to make it available to stream. Very annoying!

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Amazon prime with free streaming on your account is a great thing. The movie choices are ok but can’t complain for what you pay for.

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Prime has some great original series - Flea Bag, The Boys, etc. They also put out some good new movies. There’s always a variety of movies I can choose from.

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No my favorite streaming service. I do like some of the Amazon originals, but there don't seem to be many movies that I want to watch. If it wasn't for Amazon delivery I wouldn't pay for amazon prime streaming.