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!

Top Ranked Companies

company logo
#1 Netflix chevron_right
9.3 Overall Score
4.5
starstarstarstarstar_half
(1,277)
company logo
#3 YouTube chevron_right
7.6 Overall Score
4.4
starstarstarstarstar_half
(611)

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.

Why Can I Trust Bestcompany.com arrow_drop_down

User Reviews

Star Rating

4.3
starstarstarstarstar_half

634 Reviews

Review Breakdown

5 star
49%
4 star
33%
3 star
14%
2 star
2%
1 star
3%

Sentiment Criteria

Value for your money
starstarstarstarstar_half
Quality of product or service
starstarstarstarstar_half
Customer service
starstarstarstarstar_half
Company trustworthiness
starstarstarstarstar_half
search cancel
starstarstarstarstar_border

AGenes

February 26th, 2020 Eagle Mountain, UT

I use amazon prime video occasionally. I love when they have Thursday night football on. That’s mostly when I use it.

starstarstarstarstar

David T

February 25th, 2020 Ogden, UT DETAILS arrow_drop_down
Value for your money
starstarstarstarstar
Quality of product or service
starstarstarstarstar
Customer service
starstarstarstarstar
Company trustworthiness
starstarstarstarstar

Amazon Prime has a lot of movie offerings. I like that you can see the star ratings right by the title so you can choose ones that other people really like as well.

starstarstarstarstar

Stephanie Love

February 25th, 2020 Herriman, UT DETAILS arrow_drop_down
Value for your money
starstarstarstarstar
Quality of product or service
starstarstarstarstar
Customer service
starstarstarstarstar
Company trustworthiness
starstarstarstarstar

I love the movies amazon prize offers. I can always find something I wanna watch. The original series are awesome too. The app is very user friendly and easy to navigate. I’m a huge movie buff, so it’s nice to have so many options and to always be able to find something that interests me. I will continue using amazon prime.

starstarstarstarstar

Shauna Horne

February 25th, 2020 American Fork, UT DETAILS arrow_drop_down
Value for your money
starstarstarstarstar
Quality of product or service
starstarstarstarstar
Customer service
starstarstarstarstar
Company trustworthiness
starstarstarstarstar

We used Amazon Prime last year and just started using it again. They have a lot of the TV series we like to watch and it has been really easy to use with our Roku TV.

starstarstarstar_borderstar_border

Robert Wilson

February 25th, 2020 Rockville, MD DETAILS arrow_drop_down
Value for your money
starstarstarstarstar_border
Quality of product or service
starstarstarstar_borderstar_border
Customer service
starstarstarstar_borderstar_border
Company trustworthiness
starstarstarstarstar

As an Amazon Prime member I use the their streaming service once or twice a week. They have a reasonable variety of shows. I really like the original shows The Boys and The Grand Tour. Both are very entertaining, I just wished they had more lie that. It is nice that is part of the Prime member package as I do not know if I would buy it if it was not. Good and convenient but needs more content

starstarstarstarstar

Mykahla Nelson

February 25th, 2020 Managua, MN DETAILS arrow_drop_down
Value for your money
starstarstarstarstar
Quality of product or service
starstarstarstarstar
Customer service
starstarstarstarstar
Company trustworthiness
starstarstarstarstar

Amazon has so many original movies whiten are so freaking funny! I also love that they have more variety on movies.

starstarstarstarstar_border

MaryAnn

February 25th, 2020 Nampa, ID DETAILS arrow_drop_down
Value for your money
starstarstarstarstar_border
Quality of product or service
starstarstarstarstar_border
Customer service
starstarstarstarstar_border
Company trustworthiness
starstarstarstarstar_border

Amazon Prime is our go to when watching g movies. We can always find something to watch that interests us.

starstarstarstarstar_border

Julie Taylor

February 25th, 2020 Ogden, UT DETAILS arrow_drop_down
Value for your money
starstarstarstarstar_border
Quality of product or service
starstarstarstarstar_border
Customer service
starstarstarstarstar_border
Company trustworthiness
starstarstarstarstar_border

Good shows that other places do not have such as Netflix. But more of those shows could and should be prime but other than that I have no complaints.

starstarstarstarstar

Holly Brown

February 25th, 2020 Metairie, LA DETAILS arrow_drop_down
Value for your money
starstarstarstarstar
Quality of product or service
starstarstarstarstar
Customer service
starstarstarstarstar_border
Company trustworthiness
starstarstarstarstar

A great selection, and currently watching midsommer. Have been using it for years and will most likely never stop!

starstarstarstarstar

Erin Glendening

February 25th, 2020 Slidell, LA DETAILS arrow_drop_down
Value for your money
starstarstarstarstar
Quality of product or service
starstarstarstarstar
Customer service
starstarstar_borderstar_borderstar_border
Company trustworthiness
starstarstarstarstar

I love the selection of videos on amazon prime. The website set up is fool proof.

starstarstar_borderstar_borderstar_border

DeeDee G.

February 25th, 2020 Norcross, GA DETAILS arrow_drop_down
Value for your money
starstarstarstarstar_border
Quality of product or service
starstarstarstarstar_border
Customer service
starstarstar_borderstar_borderstar_border
Company trustworthiness
starstarstarstar_borderstar_border

Really annoying with all the little different subscriptions you need to get to watch certain shows. There are some british comedy shows I want watch but even though I have an amazon prime I have to pay for the "britbox" in order to watch them.

starstarstarstarstar_border

Cade Boudreaux

February 25th, 2020 , FL DETAILS arrow_drop_down
Value for your money
starstarstarstarstar_border
Quality of product or service
starstarstarstarstar_border
Customer service
starstarstarstarstar_border
Company trustworthiness
starstarstarstarstar_border

I like Amazon prime movies and use them a lot more than other services. The only downfall of this app I feel is that the movie catalog is it as big as competitors such as Netflix

starstarstarstarstar

Matthew Cota

February 21st, 2020 Albuquerque, NM DETAILS arrow_drop_down
Value for your money
starstarstarstar_borderstar_border
Quality of product or service
starstarstarstar_borderstar_border
Customer service
starstarstarstarstar_border
Company trustworthiness
starstarstarstar_borderstar_border

Great shows never boring, always something to watch fo the whole family, easy to explore on remote

history
starstarstarstarstar

Braylyn Linford

February 21st, 2020 Lehi, UT DETAILS arrow_drop_down
Value for your money
starstarstarstarstar
Quality of product or service
starstarstarstarstar
Customer service
starstarstarstarstar
Company trustworthiness
starstarstarstarstar

Always has the movie we look for. Have a variety of options and is fair on prices.

starstarstarstarstar

Nicholas Cloward

February 21st, 2020 Salt Lake City, UT DETAILS arrow_drop_down
Value for your money
starstarstarstarstar
Quality of product or service
starstarstarstarstar
Customer service
starstarstarstarstar
Company trustworthiness
starstarstarstarstar

Great stuff. They do a great job with their own shows and good selection. Plays well

starstarstarstarstar_border

Nichole Hiatt

February 20th, 2020 Eagle Mountain, UT DETAILS arrow_drop_down
Value for your money
starstarstarstarstar_border
Quality of product or service
starstarstarstarstar_border
Customer service
starstarstarstarstar
Company trustworthiness
starstarstarstarstar

The selection isn't quite as big as Netflix, but they do have some stations that Netflix doesn't have. I also like that I can subscribe to specific channels at a discount price and have access to all the shows on that channel.

starstarstarstarstar_border

Valentino Chanel

February 20th, 2020 South Jordan, UT DETAILS arrow_drop_down
Value for your money
starstarstarstarstar_border
Quality of product or service
starstarstarstarstar_border
Customer service
starstarstarstarstar_border
Company trustworthiness
starstarstarstarstar_border

Always have newest movies available to purchase and watch. No issues so far. Love the shows available too.

starstarstarstarstar

JDWain

February 20th, 2020 Tallahassee, FL DETAILS arrow_drop_down
Value for your money
starstarstarstarstar
Quality of product or service
starstarstarstarstar
Customer service
starstarstarstarstar
Company trustworthiness
starstarstarstarstar

I use Amazon prime videos to watch several shows and movies. It has saved me a lot of money from cancelling my Directv subscription and only using amazon prime and netflix

starstarstarstarstar_border

Audrey Mitchell

February 20th, 2020 Managua, MN DETAILS arrow_drop_down
Value for your money
starstarstarstarstar_border
Quality of product or service
starstarstarstarstar_border
Customer service
starstarstarstarstar_border
Company trustworthiness
starstarstarstarstar_border

Amazon Prime is great when you need to find shows not available through other streaming apps. They have great prices for buying the movies and TV shows.

starstarstarstarstar

Chantell Filiaga

February 19th, 2020 South Jordan, UT DETAILS arrow_drop_down
Value for your money
starstarstarstarstar
Quality of product or service
starstarstarstarstar
Customer service
starstarstarstarstar
Company trustworthiness
starstarstarstarstar

Love Prime! So many movies and tv shows. Easy to navigate and easy to use. Never have had a problem with it. I get to share my information login with my family members and they can login when they like but I also can have a code where things can only be purchased if they have the code so it’s easy for me to keep track of what’s being bought.

history
starstarstarstarstar

Molly Keogh

February 19th, 2020 Ogden, UT DETAILS arrow_drop_down
Value for your money
starstarstarstarstar_border
Quality of product or service
starstarstarstarstar
Customer service
starstarstarstarstar_border
Company trustworthiness
starstarstarstarstar

I like that they have good movies. I also like that they have good family movies to watch, with your family.

starstarstarstarstar

Hallieford

February 19th, 2020 Arlington, TX DETAILS arrow_drop_down
Value for your money
starstarstarstarstar
Quality of product or service
starstarstarstarstar
Customer service
starstarstarstarstar
Company trustworthiness
starstarstarstarstar

Love the amazon prime streaming service. They have great original shows and movies.

starstarstarstarstar

Amy Christian

February 18th, 2020 Las Vegas, NV DETAILS arrow_drop_down
Value for your money
starstarstarstarstar
Quality of product or service
starstarstarstarstar
Customer service
starstarstarstarstar
Company trustworthiness
starstarstarstarstar

Since we’ve always had Amazon prime it was amazing to be able to get prime video with our subscription. So many shows to choose from and never have connectivity issues. Love it

starstarstarstarstar_border

Tyler Wagner

February 18th, 2020 Eagle Mountain, UT DETAILS arrow_drop_down
Value for your money
starstarstarstarstar_border
Quality of product or service
starstarstarstarstar
Customer service
starstarstarstarstar
Company trustworthiness
starstarstarstarstar

We leave be the huge selection and the ease of use. Their content is top notch. I wish it was was a little easier to sort by rating.

starstarstarstar_borderstar_border

Lacey Horne

February 18th, 2020 Salt Lake City, UT DETAILS arrow_drop_down
Value for your money
starstarstarstar_borderstar_border
Quality of product or service
starstarstarstar_borderstar_border
Customer service
starstarstarstar_borderstar_border
Company trustworthiness
starstarstarstar_borderstar_border

Disappointed with the lack of viewing options. Seems like lately everything I look up costs money

starstarstarstarstar

Imani Monroe

February 14th, 2020 Tallahassee, FL DETAILS arrow_drop_down
Value for your money
starstarstarstarstar
Quality of product or service
starstarstarstarstar
Customer service
starstarstarstarstar
Company trustworthiness
starstarstarstarstar

Just as much as I love amazon prime, PRIME VIDEO IS A MUST HAVE! I love prime videos because you can find every show, movie, documentary, or cartoons of your interest. Free or rental. It’s easier than going to a near by redbox that may not have what you are looking for. Highly recommend prime video.

history
starstarstar_borderstar_borderstar_border

norasugu

February 14th, 2020 Kaneohe, HI DETAILS arrow_drop_down
Value for your money
starstarstar_borderstar_borderstar_border
Quality of product or service
starstarstarstar_borderstar_border
Customer service
starstarstarstar_borderstar_border
Company trustworthiness
starstarstarstar_borderstar_border

Don’t really use it bc I forget its there. Sucks you still have to pay for movies even though you are a prime member. Not really sure how great the selection is but I usually use other streaming services.

starstarstarstarstar_border

Lindsey Newman

February 13th, 2020 American Fork, UT DETAILS arrow_drop_down
Value for your money
starstarstarstarstar_border
Quality of product or service
starstarstarstarstar_border
Customer service
starstarstarstarstar
Company trustworthiness
starstarstarstarstar

I do really like the amazon prime video feature but I also feel like there are lots of shows that are unavailable or have to be rented. "How do I watch?" is a common button and I wish there was a little more available.

starstarstarstarstar_border

Danielle Parry

February 12th, 2020 Wylie, TX DETAILS arrow_drop_down
Value for your money
starstarstarstarstar
Quality of product or service
starstarstarstarstar
Customer service
starstarstarstarstar
Company trustworthiness
starstarstarstarstar

Love that this streaming service comes for free with the prime suvscription. lots of interesting shows.

starstarstarstarstar

SavorTheGlory

February 11th, 2020 Baytown, TX DETAILS arrow_drop_down
Value for your money
starstarstarstarstar
Quality of product or service
starstarstarstarstar
Customer service
starstarstarstarstar
Company trustworthiness
starstarstarstarstar

Amazon prime is a good app to view movies and tv shows and I watch many tv shows on the app.

starstarstarstarstar_border

Jenna Bagley

February 10th, 2020 American Fork, UT DETAILS arrow_drop_down
Value for your money
starstarstarstarstar
Quality of product or service
starstarstarstar_borderstar_border
Customer service
starstarstarstarstar
Company trustworthiness
starstarstarstarstar

Prime is nice because you don't have to pay for it directly, its just an added bonus to having an amazon prime membership. That being said the quality of the content is not as good as other streaming services.

starstarstarstarstar_border

Janice Genes

February 10th, 2020 Hurricane, UT

I receive this station thru my college student son. He gets this at a discount and I think that is great! They need all the savings they can get while going to college.

starstarstarstarstar

Jami Lucas

February 10th, 2020 Eagle Mountain, UT DETAILS arrow_drop_down
Value for your money
starstarstarstarstar
Quality of product or service
starstarstarstarstar
Customer service
starstarstarstarstar
Company trustworthiness
starstarstarstarstar

We don’t use it that often, but I’m pleased to find what I’m looking for. It’s a great deal for the amount available.

starstarstarstar_borderstar_border

Erika Douglas

February 10th, 2020 Cedar Fort, UT DETAILS arrow_drop_down
Value for your money
starstarstarstarstar_border
Quality of product or service
starstarstarstar_borderstar_border
Customer service
starstarstarstarstar
Company trustworthiness
starstarstarstarstar

The selection on Amazon Prime is excellent. But I find it difficult to navigate. , when the seasons of all shows are not put together.

starstarstarstarstar_border

Amanda

February 10th, 2020 Montebello, CA DETAILS arrow_drop_down
Value for your money
starstarstarstarstar_border
Quality of product or service
starstarstarstarstar_border
Customer service
starstarstarstarstar_border
Company trustworthiness
starstarstarstarstar_border

I love using Amazon Prime for streaming shows and videos because it offers options that other services don’t.

starstarstarstarstar

AmyConder22

February 10th, 2020 South Jordan, UT DETAILS arrow_drop_down
Value for your money
starstarstarstarstar
Quality of product or service
starstarstarstarstar
Customer service
starstarstarstarstar
Company trustworthiness
starstarstarstarstar

We love having the option of prime video as it has different options then Netflix or Hulu so even though I also have all those I still have options with prime video.

starstarstarstarstar

Christyan Bennett

February 7th, 2020 New Orleans, LA DETAILS arrow_drop_down
Value for your money
starstarstarstarstar
Quality of product or service
starstarstarstarstar
Customer service
starstarstarstarstar
Company trustworthiness
starstarstarstarstar

Amazon Prime Videos and Shows has such a large variety that my wife and I enjoy oh so much. I would recommend this to anyone who is looking for a large variety of movies.

starstarstarstarstar_border

Reckholdt

February 7th, 2020 Draper, UT DETAILS arrow_drop_down
Value for your money
starstarstarstarstar_border
Quality of product or service
starstarstarstarstar
Customer service
starstarstarstarstar
Company trustworthiness
starstarstarstarstar

It’s nice to open up the amazon videos because it’s a different Selection than we have just sitting around at home. My kids love to do a movie night and then pick one they have never seen before. I feel like the selection isn’t always the greatest but it’s something different.

starstarstarstar_borderstar_border

sam vawdrey

February 7th, 2020 Sandy, UT DETAILS arrow_drop_down
Value for your money
starstarstarstar_borderstar_border
Quality of product or service
starstarstarstar_borderstar_border
Customer service
starstarstarstar_borderstar_border
Company trustworthiness
starstarstarstar_borderstar_border

For what I pay for I wish there were more free shows and movies. And no commercials.

starstarstarstarstar

Roman Christiansen

February 6th, 2020 Pleasant Grove, UT DETAILS arrow_drop_down
Value for your money
starstarstarstarstar
Quality of product or service
starstarstarstarstar
Customer service
starstarstarstarstar
Company trustworthiness
starstarstarstarstar

Amazon Prime is a great streaming device and had all the shows I needed! Everything runs perfect!

starstarstarstar_borderstar_border

Madelyn Trout

February 5th, 2020 Kenner, LA DETAILS arrow_drop_down
Value for your money
starstarstarstar_borderstar_border
Quality of product or service
starstarstarstarstar_border
Customer service
starstarstarstarstar_border
Company trustworthiness
starstarstarstarstar_border

Amazon prime is a pretty good streaming app. I just wish it had more movies and shows accessible to prime members.

starstarstarstarstar_border

Angelina Hamilton

February 4th, 2020 Gulfport, MS DETAILS arrow_drop_down
Value for your money
starstarstarstarstar
Quality of product or service
starstarstarstarstar_border
Customer service
starstarstarstarstar
Company trustworthiness
starstarstarstarstar

Amazon prime movies is a very convenient and always has a great selection of movies for my family and I, it’s a complimentary service with Amazon prime, and the movie service is a bonus, sometimes there isn’t a great selection but there is always something to watch.

starstarstarstarstar

Juliann Mecham

February 3rd, 2020 Managua, MN DETAILS arrow_drop_down
Value for your money
starstarstarstarstar
Quality of product or service
starstarstarstarstar
Customer service
starstarstarstarstar
Company trustworthiness
starstarstarstarstar

Amazon Prime movies is incredible. I love the variety of shows and movies they have and they stream with great speed.

starstarstarstarstar_border

Jilene mecham

February 3rd, 2020 Antioch, TN DETAILS arrow_drop_down
Value for your money
starstarstarstarstar
Quality of product or service
starstarstarstarstar
Customer service
starstarstarstarstar
Company trustworthiness
starstarstarstarstar

This is nice to watch shows. It works... I am glad I have amazon prime. I love blue bloods

history
starstarstarstarstar

Brandi Eox

February 3rd, 2020 West Valley City, UT DETAILS arrow_drop_down
Value for your money
starstarstarstarstar
Quality of product or service
starstarstarstarstar
Customer service
starstarstarstarstar
Company trustworthiness
starstarstarstarstar

I love Amazon prime I love the selection of shows and movies have been a loyal customer for years will continue to be a loyal customer moving forward

starstarstarstarstar_border

J. Whelan

February 3rd, 2020 Long Beach, MS DETAILS arrow_drop_down
Value for your money
starstarstarstarstar
Quality of product or service
starstarstarstarstar
Customer service
starstarstarstarstar
Company trustworthiness
starstarstarstarstar

I don't know that I would subscribe to Amazon's TV services if it didn't come with prime. Although I do find myself watching it a couple of times a month, but mostly the movies that I want to watch are pay to watch. Thank you Amazon for providing prime TV in your Amazon Prime subscription. But they have a ways to go to beat Netflix IMO.

starstarstarstarstar

PessoaJ

February 3rd, 2020 Herriman, UT DETAILS arrow_drop_down
Value for your money
starstarstarstarstar
Quality of product or service
starstarstarstarstar
Customer service
starstarstarstarstar
Company trustworthiness
starstarstarstarstar

I love Amazon prime! I also love that despite the free movies they offer you the option to rent them as well. Don’t know what I would do without my prime.

starstarstarstar_borderstar_border

Lawrence Lee

January 31st, 2020 Provo, UT DETAILS arrow_drop_down
Value for your money
starstarstarstarstar_border
Quality of product or service
starstarstarstar_borderstar_border
Customer service
starstarstarstar_borderstar_border
Company trustworthiness
starstarstarstar_borderstar_border

I like Amazon Prime alright. It's helpful that I can access the other movies I own digitally through the platform. I like some of the movies and shows they let you stream at no additional cost through it. I do wish the platform was a little cleaner, easier to navigate (e.g. the seasons could be more connected instead of having to search them out separately), and like with Amazon, make it easier for me to browse all the titles or change up the order so I can see the options I hardly ever get a chance to!

starstarstarstarstar_border

Bryndie

January 30th, 2020 Managua, MN DETAILS arrow_drop_down
Value for your money
starstarstarstarstar_border
Quality of product or service
starstarstarstarstar_border
Customer service
starstarstarstarstar
Company trustworthiness
starstarstarstarstar

Amazon prime is great. I wish they had a larger selection of prime movies and shows to watch but it’s very convenient to have access to movies you’ve bought anywhere you go.

starstarstarstar_borderstar_border

chris Francom

January 30th, 2020 Saratoga Springs, UT DETAILS arrow_drop_down
Value for your money
starstarstarstar_borderstar_border
Quality of product or service
starstarstar_borderstar_borderstar_border
Customer service
starstarstarstarstar_border
Company trustworthiness
starstarstarstar_borderstar_border

I think the content is a bit limited. I don’t know if I would subscribe if it wasn’t included in prime membership.