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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I am currently an amazon prime student member. I frequently make purchases that range from Christmas shopping to essentials such as toothpaste and deodorant. I also love watching prime videos and frequently watch movies and TV shows that are included with the subscriptions. Amazon prime is reliable with delivery speeds and a nice selection of prime items.

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Max Winkel

November 30th, 2020 Payson, UT

If you shop on amazon you need to have amazon prime. With its streaming service that has plenty of free shows to watch and the free shipping there is no reason you shouldn't have it. Ive enjoyed watching several movies and shows the last couple months since we have been quarantined on prime. Id highly recommend it

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Amazon is a great company, and Amazon streaming service is no exception. It is an easy way to rent movies that may not otherwise be available. It rarely buffers, and they have some exciting original content like Jack Reacher. You can’t go wrong with Amazon!

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Brielle Wright

November 7th, 2020 Logan, UT

Amazon Prime is awesome to use because it has a simple set up and a variety of shows. It also introduces new shows and movies based of your previous likings.

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What I love best about Amazon Prime Video is the wide selection of movies and shows to watch free or rent. Their rentals are so up to date that it is easy to find new releases to watch! There is a wide array of options for every age group in a family!

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I enjoy the variety in shows, however i do not like that you have to pay for each show you would like to watch.

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Amazon really has some great content I can find everything I want. I have run into Tripura in the past. But since then there has been not troubles and it has been smooth sailing.

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Both Amazon Prime and Prime Video are well worth it. Customer service can be hard to get a hold of but A-1 when you do

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Need more shows and movie variety. Needs to lower prices and be more competitive

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I love that Amazon Video comes with my Amazon Prime and it has a lot of good quality shows and movies on there that I didn’t know about! Would definitely recommend this!

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Amazon prime streaming service is ok. They have lots of movies and shows but they are a bit outdated. They do have newer movies and shows available but you have to purchase them or the network they are from.

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Amazon Prime has a wide variety of shows to stream. It even has a BBC channel where you can find your favorite British shows. I love that!

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Customer service is so amazing. ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!! They are so understanding and nice to speak with. They are patient and so helpful. The return policy is so great. With prime you don't have to pay return shipping and you can have UPS come pick it up at your door. There is access to prime moves/TV. I finally got to watch House M.D. which I was so happy about.

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Prime gives you a lot of options for consuming video and tv content. For about the same price of Netflix you get a large variety of new and old tv shows and movies. Not to mention Thursday Night Football that starts in October! I also enjoy their Amazon Original programming I feel they are expanding on creating some great new tv series to watch.

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Love my prime account it's very easy to manage premium subscriptions and rent extra movies. I find it to be one of my best streaming services.

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I absolutely love amazon prime video!! Their customer service is prompt and attentive and they have such a broad selection of movies that you can really find almost anything that you are looking for. I love how you can choose to buy or rent the movie in different formats. I can watch on my smart tv or my phone and they have so many great shows and movies that come free with the amazon prime membership as well! They do a great job with rotating things in and out based on popularity for the selection that comes free with the membership.

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I love all the content that is included in the Prime membership. Highly recommend!

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We've had Prime for a couple years now and so far no complaints! We mostly use Prime for the free shipping, but we also love the variety of movies available!

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I like that you can use your prime membership to watch movies! They have different shows than what you're getting on Netflix which is nice. I actually think it would be nice if Amazon offered different levels of membership so you didn't have to pay for the movie streaming service, but since I already have it... I'll use it!

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Best money I've ever spent. I love how easy it is, how reliable it is, and how FAST it is. I find almost everything I need and more on here!

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every 2 out of 5 times they ask me to log in again, which is some security measure but it takesme two separate phones to do and a log in into my account. When I come home from work tired I sit onthe sofa and all I want is to watch tv , not keep getting up to search for my phones to log in. what a waste of time.

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great shows and even greater movies at a great price,very reliable and stable

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Enjoy the British Crime Mystery shows and the American Crime shows as well

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Excellent service and selection of streaming apps

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when I order something I get it fast. the variety of things they handle is enormous.

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Login in & they really have good Customer service

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Love the content. Always something interesting on.

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My favorite service. I watch for the great variety

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Shows are interesting and easy to access.

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Enjoy movies without ads and with limited to no offensive language.

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They're a great stream service. They have awesome content.

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The quality and variety of movies from free to pay or excellent.

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We try to use them every evening however it is getting to the point they just try to charge us to see movies on-gping

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They add new series' and movies frequently.

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For the money they charge you would think you would have access to all their content but they want you to pay for certain series.

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Easy access, good access to shows I am interested in, great original programming

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It's a really good service for the money, I wish the have more new movies with prime membership.

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It’s has been convenient, especially during Covid. We like the fact that we get prime video too.

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Members receive benefits like streaming of movies, TV shows and music, exclusive movie selection, unlimited reading, and much more great stuff. You can watch all your favorite movies

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Between the Amazon prime movies we watch and the books we order that arrive the next day, to the items we need to return without a hastle, Amazon is fantastic and with such a valuable annual fee for students!!!

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Works well for available shows. We do not use it often because of limited knternet service at our location.

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Great original programming like Bosch and Luther also a great selection of movies and network shows. So much to choose from

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Bee Faith

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A good deal of the movies are not any good, if you want to watch a good movie you actually have to pay more for each one?

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Alex

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Easy to access on Samsung Smart TV. Service is part of my Amazon Prime membership. Provides FREE and OnDemand programming options.

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Kaleema folk

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The selection of videos is very good. The fact it comes with Amazon Prime membership is almost like having it for free!

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Jack Bartscher

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Good selections, Video quality is sometimes not consistent.

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Lots of new & old shows - good Amazon originals. I love Mrs Mazel and old shows

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We enjoyed the service until this last year, now they seem to market other services and their own content has grown stale

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Great movies love Amazon Prime. Will keep my membership forsure.

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Very good. Nice variety and a good number of classics.