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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Angie Burnett
December 12th, 2019 Orem, UT DETAILS
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I love amazon prime, the video service is just an added plus. However, the interface is subpar. Trying to fast-forward, or go back can often be a huge hassle. Plus it does not pick up where I leave off if I switch devices.

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Kathryn
December 12th, 2019 American Fork, UT

We have loved being able to watch the content that is only available on Amazon Prime. It has a good variety so that my kids can watch their favorite things, such as Little Bear, and Peg and Cat; but we can also watch shows as a family or a couple.

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December 11th, 2019 Provo, UT DETAILS
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Amazon prime will give you access to a number of great shows, but I personally think that their originals are some of the best content that they offer, and those are always included with prime and don't have to be rented (check out Good Omens if you get the chance, it's an excellent show), but sometimes other movies and shows come with an additional fee to watch.

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December 11th, 2019 Provo, UT DETAILS
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I’ve thoroughly enjoyed using amazon prime. There is a show I searched far and wide for and finally found on Amazon prime. Could use a little bit of a wider selection with prime, but any film that can’t be watched for free can be easily rented.

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Martha Gourley
December 2nd, 2019 Pleasant Grove, UT DETAILS
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I use Amazon Prime mostly to watch movies. I use it a few times a month and I am happy with the service . They have a good variety and many options for movies. No buffering or problems with the service.

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Caleb Campbell
November 26th, 2019 Pleasant Grove, UT

My class uses this to watch Shark Tank. It helps us learn about Entrepreneurship.

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November 26th, 2019 Riverton, UT DETAILS
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It's great that this comes with my Prime membership. I don't find a lot of shows I want to watch. I'm not interested in renting through Prime so that limits my options.

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November 26th, 2019 Riverton, UT DETAILS
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We've been Prime memebers for years, but only recently tried out their tv. Once we figured out how to connect our account to our tv, it worked well. I didn't really like how they had the search features on it and didn't find as much I was interested in watching (perhaps because of how the search is set up).

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Kaydence Bonino
November 25th, 2019 Riverton, UT DETAILS
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Amazon Prime TV streaming is a perfect way to binge watch TV series. I watched all 4 seasons of Poldark on Amazon prime. It was awesome! I could watch it right from my smart phone. They also have a great selection of wholesome family movies.

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November 25th, 2019 Riverton, UT DETAILS
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I don't use this very often but it has some shows that every once it a while saves the day. I am not into buy my movies digitally so there is less value.

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Jon Robinson
November 19th, 2019 Riverton, UT DETAILS
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This is such a great deal. We use this 90% of the time over our other T.V. streaming service. Add all the other advantages of Prime and it can't be beat.

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Jon Posey
November 19th, 2019 Riverton, UT DETAILS
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Prime is fantastic. Kids love it. I enjoy a lot of their original content, and their library is solid. Platform isn't my favorite but that is minimal.

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Andrew
November 18th, 2019 Kennesaw, GA DETAILS
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Amazon prime has many good movie options not found on other streaming services.

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Todd Homitz
November 15th, 2019 Evans City, PA DETAILS
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Their original shows are starting to get better and better. I don't like how it doesn't remember where you left of when watching a movie or TV show.

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Nathan D.
November 15th, 2019 Warrendale, PA DETAILS
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Amazon Prime has some great older TV series for live streaming; the movie selection is a little outdated and could be better but they want you to pay to buy or rent the newer titles which makes sense.

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Amanda Rosen
November 15th, 2019 Warrendale, PA DETAILS
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Amazon Prime has some great shows and I love how it's included in your subscription.

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Jeremy Brown
November 13th, 2019 Riverton, UT DETAILS
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I love Amazon Prime because it has a variety of shows but I wish there was more variety of shows. But I love it how it works with Vid angel so you can change the movie to the way you would like to watch it.

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November 12th, 2019 Riverton, UT DETAILS
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The upside to this is it's included with my Prime membership. The downside is there aren't a ton of movies I'm interested in, and more often than not, the movies I want to watch require me to pay an additional fee.

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Kathryn Robinson
November 11th, 2019 Riverton, UT DETAILS
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I love that Amazon Prime videos come with my prime membership. We bought the Amazon fire stick and it really makes all the difference in being able to utilize the videos available on Amazon Prime. They have a great selection for kids and adults.

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Rilynne Edwards
November 5th, 2019 Pleasant Grove, UT DETAILS
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My family uses Amazon Prime for movie night all the time. They have a ton of options for movies that you wouldn't find on Netflix or Hulu. You can watch them for free and as many times as you want (as long as you have prime). I just wish that all the movies were included with prime, instead of a select few. Renting the movie is cheap, but I feel that it should be included with prime if we're already paying for that.

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Jared Gregory
October 25th, 2019 Pleasant Grove, UT DETAILS
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Free bonus if you buy on Amazon. Lots of movies and TV shows. Several viewing options make it easy to watch.

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Lauraine
October 25th, 2019 Pleasant Grove, UT DETAILS
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I love everything amazon! Their streaming tv is no exception. Quality tv, super family friendly, and a great price!

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abby becht
October 23rd, 2019 Pleasant Grove, UT DETAILS
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Amazon Prime is so cool because you can basically find anything that you could ever want to buy online, and the best part is that it gets shipped right to your doorstep for no cost!

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Kate Gregory
October 21st, 2019 Pleasant Grove, UT DETAILS
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We've had Prime since right after it started. I love the free, fast shipping, and the streaming is a great benefit. I'm not super impressed with the movie/tv show selection, but the kids like some of them.

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Marion Doran
October 20th, 2019 DETAILS
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they do very well just keep doing what they are doing helping others

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October 20th, 2019 DETAILS
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There is a huge selection of movies and tv shows on Amazon Prime.

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October 20th, 2019 DETAILS
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It is great where my firestick buffers I can watch them no problems. Need more new movie

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Alex Shirley
October 17th, 2019 Pleasant Grove, UT DETAILS
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I enjoy watching amazon prime, it is nice that the price is included with your amazon prime membership.

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Dylan Curtis
October 15th, 2019 Pleasant Grove, UT DETAILS
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This service rocks. I love that they have a nice selection of LDS and Christian movies. I also love the British police dramas.

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Marc
October 14th, 2019 Provo, UT DETAILS
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I have loved amazon prime. They have changed the way I approach shopping. They also have many other features I enjoy, like movies and tv shows.

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Jeff Stewart
October 14th, 2019 Saint George, UT DETAILS
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Good selection of movies and shows with a nice perk to the amazon prime account that so many of us already have.

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Tammy Geddie
October 14th, 2019 Tuskegee, AL DETAILS
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Amazon prime is excellent at getting the product shipped to the customer quick. It is also great for viewing movies. I love amazon and especially amazon prime.

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October 14th, 2019 Chicago, IL DETAILS
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Lots available content; interface is too challenging; should connect with TIVO

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Carol N Little
October 14th, 2019 Seattle, WA DETAILS
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They have a good selection of documentaries and I like those very much. They could definitely improve on their Search screen. The letters are all jumbled up.

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Victoria
October 14th, 2019 American Fork, UT

You can find anything you want on here! This has led to some fun movie nights! :)

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Sydney Boren
October 14th, 2019 American Fork, UT DETAILS
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I am able to watch a variety of shows for free with this service! It also has some great deals for purchasing shows and movies.

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sydney clark
October 14th, 2019 Gilbert, AZ DETAILS
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Amazon prime is the best!!! I love the convenience of prime shipping and prime movies.

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Cameron Clark
October 14th, 2019 Provo, UT DETAILS
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Amazon Prime fills all of the gaps that Netflix has. Great content and a very reasonable price.

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Maddie Scott
October 11th, 2019 Pleasant Grove, UT DETAILS
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Doesn’t have the widest variety. I even have amazon prime and I don’t quite feel like i’m getting my moneys worth. The service is good though, it functions really well.

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October 11th, 2019 Buena Vista, VA DETAILS
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Good quality, limited selection of shows. Dislike that you have to pay additional money to rent newer shows but overall like the product

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October 11th, 2019 Concord, CA DETAILS
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I love being able to buy and then own movies on Amazon. I also love the variety offered. In our family, we don't care so much for the MA Amazon Originals shows, so it's nice to see a few more recently that are more family friendly.

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Jon Scoresby
October 10th, 2019 Saratoga Springs, UT DETAILS
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The tv and video options are good. I like how they partnered with IMDB TV so we can watch some of those shows that we missed over the years. I do wish the search and suggestion function was as good a netflix though.

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October 10th, 2019 Rancho Palos Verdes, CA DETAILS
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just for the video service. not a great selection but considering it's just one service of relatively cheap prime membership, it's a nice bonus. especially like way it interacts with other services.

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Gail Strother
October 10th, 2019 Bentonville, AR DETAILS
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I am new to Prime Video this year. My favorite series is Jack Ryan. I am looking forward to a new season soon. I would like to see a larger selection of TV series and movies; however; overall, I think Prime Video is a great value, since it is included in my Prime Membership.

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October 9th, 2019 Pleasant Grove, UT DETAILS
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My family is always watching shows on Amazon Prime, mostly because it comes with our Prime membership, but also because they have great original movies to choose from. I especially like that they have some of the latest releases and some oldie but goodie shows.

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Mr. & Mrs. L Forst
October 9th, 2019 Redondo Beach, CA

We enjoy having this program. It allows us to watch many movies at no cost or low cost.

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Dawson Wolfgramm
October 8th, 2019 Pleasant Grove, UT

I really like Amazon Prime because it never really get rid of their old movies and has really good original series that keeps it always interesting.

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Zac Marx
October 8th, 2019 Brighton, CO DETAILS
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I really enjoy Amazon Prime as well. I love the fast deliveries, free shipping, music unlimited, and the streamable movies and shows.

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October 8th, 2019 San Jose, CA DETAILS
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Slightly confusing, even if you have Amazon Prime, you often have to pay additional fees for certain shows and movies. Maybe I was mislead, but I assumed that if you payed for a Prime account you would have free access to all the shows and movies, not just a select few.

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Vincent Leuzze
October 7th, 2019 San Jose, CA

Not a lot of movie selection but the shows are very good. Not your basic cable shows but actually interesting ones with differing plots!