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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They add new series' and movies frequently.

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

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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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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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July 13th, 2020 DETAILS arrow_drop_down

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

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Jack Bartscher

July 13th, 2020 DETAILS arrow_drop_down

Good selections, Video quality is sometimes not consistent.

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DaleB

July 13th, 2020 DETAILS arrow_drop_down

Needs improvement, have to reload and put in code daily, when you pay this much should have better service

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Kirsten

July 13th, 2020 DETAILS arrow_drop_down

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

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

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Tired of being ripped off by companies

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lousy. After paying a monthly fee, you still have to pay for movies and $1.99 PER EPISODE for TV series !?

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

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Sarah Jarrett

July 13th, 2020 DETAILS arrow_drop_down

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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Alex

July 13th, 2020 DETAILS arrow_drop_down

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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Gaye Cooper

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Good quality movies, videos music I really recommend

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Bee Faith

July 13th, 2020 DETAILS arrow_drop_down

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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mo vaziri

July 8th, 2020 DETAILS arrow_drop_down

great sevices with no intrauption It is easy to install and work with

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Kenneth Garwood

July 8th, 2020 DETAILS arrow_drop_down

No complaints. Good service, good choice of movies.

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phyllis

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old movies. They want you to pay for good movies that are 20 years old or newer. The free movies are horrible. I pay a monthly fee only to watch horrible old movies

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Mary Tiller Bourdages

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Amazon Prime Video is an excellent steaming service. They have original shows that are top notch, and some of the best TV and movies from old to yesterday. This service is my premier go to for quality entertainment.

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Kevin G

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I love amazon prime all the good movies! I made my whole family get rid of Netflix and get amazon

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Shelia Ann Joyce

July 8th, 2020 DETAILS arrow_drop_down

Have been using for about 3 months. Has a nice mix of shows.

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Robert E-Muhammad

July 8th, 2020 DETAILS arrow_drop_down

Excellent service. A great selection of diverse movies for rent, TV shows, and prime movies. So far there has been no problems with the streaming services and the site is easy to access.

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Ron

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Excellent, I watch it a lot and it has good variety and choices

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Not the best selection , this is my 3rd choice of streaming tv. Netflix has more up to date movies.

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Rudy Abel

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Responds to any issues.issues were solved. Excellent selection of movies and series. The series were particularly good.

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Sandy

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I'm new to streaming. I was happy with On Demand, but COVID-19 gave me more time to waste and I got hooked on some of my favorite authors' books to screen , like Bosch. I have found no problem with Amazon and the content keeps giving me new shows in the genres I like. All my friends can't afford the annual fee, so the "9" rating below

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Drowning

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Amazon Prime has a wide variety of videos always able to find something to watch

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Good shows but again pricea keep going up

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Tony

July 8th, 2020 DETAILS arrow_drop_down

numerous server problems resulting in very poor quality video or errors playing 4 times in the last 2 weeks. tech support could save themselves a lot of money by recording 'the problem is not with us' and firing all the phone and on line people.

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Ken Staton

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Always reliable, good quality, original programming.

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Evelyn Smith

July 8th, 2020 DETAILS arrow_drop_down

Prime has great inventory. I can always find a movie that I've been wanting to see.

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Diane Banet

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Easy to use, searching relatively easy, good progeams

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Kelly

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Would recommend to everyone. Easy to find movies and shows that I am interested in with limited ads.

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Kathleen Staat

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Really great quality shows. Some unique series that you can't find anywhere else. I never tire of the programming. It is easy to navigate to find shows to watch. Overall, Amazon Prime is a good value for the money!

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Joseph J Zywicki Jr

July 8th, 2020 DETAILS arrow_drop_down

Greater selection of biopic & historical dramas. And real plethora of new & original features.

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Hal

July 8th, 2020 DETAILS arrow_drop_down

Slow. Clunky. Entering and exiting site is much more labored than Netflix & Hulu on our Visio TV. Great content.

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Kathleen Acquistapace

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Great..they have excellent programming and several genres.

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David Donselman

July 8th, 2020 DETAILS arrow_drop_down

Great services and options. Streaming does not get interrupted like some of the others do.

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J. Silva

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I really like their choice in movies and the availability to rent or buy movies. New releases and also old movies.

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david obst

July 8th, 2020 DETAILS arrow_drop_down

good. plenty of stuff to watch free with prime. happy with it

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John Baysinger

July 8th, 2020 DETAILS arrow_drop_down

excellent always working with no failures i will continue to use them.

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Joel

July 8th, 2020 DETAILS arrow_drop_down

It is very good has some shows that I really look forward to seeing it has been very goood for me

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Fran

July 8th, 2020 DETAILS arrow_drop_down

Movies are not the latest ones. Like several of the series shows.

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Candas E

July 8th, 2020 DETAILS arrow_drop_down

Excellent service. Easy to use. Great value for the price and offers other services as well at a great price.

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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.