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LAST UPDATED: December 7th, 2021
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!
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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.
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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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Krista Griffith Tulsa, OK

The free shipping is great. The extras are great. What is not great is paying for the membership and then also having to rent some of the movies and shows. The company doesn't need the extra money. I canceled my membership once, and then some time later, wanted to check for availability of an upcoming show to decide if I wanted to restart my membership. The act of opening the app on my TV restarted my membership. I did not appreciate that.

6 days ago

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K.M. P. Charlotte, NC

Love the variety that is provided in the TV as well as videos in the streaming arena. It fills in the gaps where other platforms fall short. It is a huge benefit that is included with the membership so 2 for 1 is always appreciated!

3 weeks ago

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Aly Houston, TX

Overall I find Prime's platform really easy to use and non-glitchy in ways you don't see from other streaming services (HBO Max comes to mind as particularly difficult). My favorite part is that it shows you the actors that are in the scenes, as well as I believe music? I'm constantly being like "where have I seen that person" when watching TV and so I feel like this feature is meant for those of us who are really into it. The only complaint I have is that I don't think that Amazon has enough good original content - Mrs. Maisel is the only one that comes to mind and I honestly think it's just okay.

2 months ago

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Nashali Vescovacci Fort White, FL

I love using the movie selection that is offered by Amazon prime. They have a good variety of options and they offer most of them for low prices. The option to rent versus buy is a nice feature that they have as well.

3 weeks ago

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Kaylee Gay Columbia, MO

Amazon Prime has never-ending suggestions for movies and TV shows. It almost feels unlimited in their options. And the movies come at fairly cheap prices. They have family movies, horror, action, comedy, you name it. I also love that there is even a free list of movies!

1 month ago

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Tammy Koch St Louis, MO

Streaming TV with Amazon Prime has allowed me to cancel cable. It also has a large library of shows and movies, so I was able to cancel a couple other streaming services.

3 weeks ago

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Vy Ha Birmingham, AL

I liked that Amazon prime delivers faster packages but when it comes to the last day before, they offer a 2 day advance shipping that increased my shipping date by that amount. It turned out my things needed to be gathered from another facility which is why it took longer but I wish that was clarified from the beginning.

1 month ago

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Brittney Mac Gregor Louisville, KY

I absolutely love amazon prime. You really get your bang for your buck. At first I was against it, because I thought it was silly to pay for a service I might not use but once or twice a year, but it turns out, I shop online way more than I had thought, and especially after Covid. Not only do you get free 2 day shipping on prime orders, Amazon really sweetens the deal by throwing in prime videos (currently my favorite streaming app), prime reading, prime music, and participation in prime day.

3 months ago

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KimDugan Kailua, HI

I adore Amazon Prime for its originals (Namely, "The Boys") and its wide variety of streaming options. Even without paying for the channel add-ons, there is always plenty to watch and I have purchased and rented a lot of titles from its extensive library. The common frustration with this platform, as with Hulu Plus is the fact that there are some titles you can't even purchase as a one-off because you HAVE to add a channel to watch it. That part is frustrating, because the biggest upside to Amazon Prime Video is being able to choose between already-available titles and one-off purchases and rentals. First world problems, but ultimately, I plan to keep using Prime Video for the foreseeable future, since I already utilize several of Amazon's offerings. Check. Out. Their. Originals. There is some really amazing content and, again, if you are already a Prime member, it is most certainly worth the time.

4 months ago

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Martha Woodward Charlotte, NC

I love Amazon Prime. Always lots of movies and they have some great original series and movies. And you get prime shipping. What's not to love?

2 weeks ago

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melrose1989 Carterville, IL

I am an amazon prime member and LOVE the program! Prime TV is just as great. It has many other features and shows that other streaming apps do not have.

1 month ago

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Nyla C. Edison, NJ

Amazon Prime members (like myself) allows me to receive discounts on my Audiobooks as well. I get a discount for Prime just by being a college student, which helps me a lot with delivery on textbooks and just receiving my Amazon deliveries a lot earlier than others. The Amazon Prime movie selection is elite as well. I think they are the only platform that shows the movie, Knives Out, which is one of my favorites.

5 months ago

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Ashley Nicole Jacksonville, FL

I can always depend on Amazon prime to get me items in a hurry. The selection is very large, and you can get it at a great price.

1 month ago

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Abigail Land Tallahassee, FL

Great original shows and movies. They also have older movies that are hard to find in black and white as well as Shakespeare productions.

1 month ago

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Chase Sallenbach Dawson Creek, BC

This video service is absolute garbage! Tons of movies and shows that appear watchable but you click on them and they can only be bought, rented or most commonly just for show which makes your redirect all the way back to the home after going through a bunch of poorly made category/channel scrolling systems. This piece of crap service isnt even in the same league as all other video services.

1 month ago

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JJ Jenkins Phoenix, AZ

I like the offerings of television shows and movies that I can watch for free using amazon prime. They offer a great selection of current shows and movies. I also love having amazon prime to get free delivery of everything to hat I want to buy on Amazon with my prime account.

4 months ago

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Rafet Afnan Mymensingh, 34

I've bought an Amazon Prime subscription last year. And I think I'm not regretting that because Amazon gives bunches of opportunities to its Prime users. Amazon Prime contents are very delightful to watch and enjoy. Got many shipments free because of it. Also thankful for unlimited music access without advertisement.

4 months ago

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Sandy

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

1 year ago

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Gary Griffith Abilene, TX

Pricing seems steep. Often could not find anything interesting to watch. Hated the only being able to see 1 season of a TV show for free after which you are forced to stop watching or pay a very steep price per episode.

1 month ago

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Darrin Pelham Rincon, GA

We use Prime from home from time to time, it helps us find the movies or shows that we can't find other places. The cost of the things we usually rent are pretty decent but you also have the option to buy them. It is a good go to place to find the odd things you are looking for.

5 months ago

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Lisa Murphy Newport News, VA

I am a happy customer. I like the fact that I can order practically anything from the comfort of my home. I love the variety of movies, music available, and variety of other product and services. The delivery is phenomenal. I recommend Amazon Prime highly.

5 months ago

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cj thor Greenville, SC

The only real reason I have Prime Video is because of being a prime member. The movie selections are not current. If I did not have Prime Video included in my Prime membership, I certainly would not pay the extra fee's to have this. There are better apps out there offering more current movies.

6 months ago

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kay stull York, PA

I enjoy being able to view good movies whenever I want. Being able to watch it anywhere any time is very convenient for me. Being stuck at home because of the virus we are dealing with has been great ,I don't have to watch rerun after rerun.

7 months ago

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Na Oshkosh, WI

Like: quick delivery, free returns, never really a bad experience so far. If need to return, it's free (if free returns listed before purchasing) and most returns does not require boxes and packaging. Dislike: some people rate some products with five stars just to receive free products. Only order if free returns are offered.

8 months ago

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Mary Tiller Bourdages

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.

1 year ago

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Robert E-Muhammad

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.

1 year ago

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Kathleen Staat

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!

1 year ago

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A L Whippany, NJ

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.

10 months ago

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Sandi Westover Fremont, CA

I really like Amazon Prime. I think it's worth the money to be able to get free 2 day shipping. So often I need a birthday present or a wedding gift and I don't think about it early enough to be able wait for regular shipping. Also when I order something for myself I want it right away. Even 2 days can feel like a long time when you want something. We have one account and several members of our family share it. We have to use the same user name and password but it makes it even more worth it with various people using it. Returns are also easy. A few clicks, you print out a label and mail it back. For some items you do have to pay return shipping so be aware. Another perk is Amazon Prime Movies. I pay for Netflix but I think Amazon Prime has a different and better selection of movies/shows. Not all movies are free on Amazon Prime but they have a good free selection.

4 years ago

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Samantha Wesley Little Rock, AR

There's a reason the "user score" for Amazon is so much higher than with Netflix. Actually there are *several* reasons they are rated higher, and first is value. You get a TON of features for less than 9 bucks a month. I like Netflix but it doesn't give me a huge chunk of cloud storage for photos, music, and ebooks. Nor do I get all of my music on my PC matched in the Cloud. Or a music player to go with, that gives me access to free albums, songs and mixes. And I don't get Ebook conversion and storage for my ebooks, or access to millions more ebooks to add to my library. And Netflix certainly doesn't give me an excellent Ebook reader to go with. All that, and I hardly need mention the free 2 day shipping on gobs of stuff in thousands of categories. None of that is really about their movie service, but for the price Amazon gives so much more. And since they have made the deal with HBO, there are shows that I can't get on Netflix. Amazon has quality movies, great shows, excellent streaming applications and top notch customer service to go with all the other membership perks, and it makes joining a no-brainer. I love Netflix...but if I had to choose only one? Well, it's no contest.

6 years ago

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Stacy Carter Red Cliff, CO

We really enjoy Prime. It is a little disappointing that they started having so many pay options. I liked it more when it was all included :)

2 months ago

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Chris Bright Tempe, AZ

Great selections. I love renting from this service for at home date nights, which we have a lot of since we have a one year old.

3 months ago

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seanth57 Columbus, GA

I've made many orders, I'm very impressed with their on time delivery. I have been a member of Amazon prime for over 6 years. Excellent customer service.

5 months ago

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Joseph from Virginia Miami, FL

Amazon Prime allows us to get most merchandise on their website within two days which is nice. There are many movies and tv shows on their streaming service that are “free” to watch if you’re a prime member.

6 months ago

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KLF Fort Worth, TX

Receiving Amazon Prime streaming channel is a nice benefit to being an Amazon Prime customer for product shipping. We’ve enjoyed a number of the series and movies produced by Amazon Prime.

7 months ago

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Andrea Wheaton, IL

Amazon Prime's user interface leaves much to be desired. For all that the company invests in their shopping platform, they could use to upgrade this area for sure! The delay in selecting what to watch is annoying and the pause/rewind/forward options are hard to navigate. I give three stars for the options they have for watching, otherwise, I hope they do some work on this service soon to keep up with much better designed streaming services out there.

8 months ago

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MindyV Lubbock, TX

Amazon Prime is great. Wish they'd offer more movies and TV shows to watch for free. I love getting free shipping with Amazon Prime. But I only get free shipping sometimes. They charge WAY too much if you want to sell a few items on their website. Amazon REALLY needs to keep politics out of their business!!!!!!!!

8 months ago

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Jessica Lopez , FL

Currently with Prime,been using them a few months now. Good selection of movies. Prices are a little high for some of the movies/shows that are not included for free, but they give you options for free 7 day subscriptions on some shows

8 months ago

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Tony

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.

1 year ago

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Caloway Salt Lake City, UT

There are a lot of good shows on Amazon Prime, but there are also a lot of options that crowd out the good options. The setup of the website isn't the greatest which makes it harder to find movies or shows. I do like the option that Amazon gives of watching certain moves (normally the more popular ones that aren't on any of the other streaming services) with commercial breaks.

10 months ago

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Steve Ashby Portland, OR

LOVE AMAZON PRIME! They are a great streaming service and I like how my TVs come with the app already loaded and easy to access. They have great original content and have bee good for new series and a nice addition to the Amazon Price offerings.

10 months ago

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bmc2z7 Columbia, MO

I love being able to get just about anything I need in just a few days.

1 month ago

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Luke Swierczynski Troy, MI

Love that they began creating their own content to bolster their service.

1 month ago

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Doug Foerch Libertyville, IL

We have been using for the past year and almost always find a movie worth watching.

1 month ago

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Anne Tallahassee, FL

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.

1 year ago

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Kajsa Kirby Denver, CO

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.

1 year ago

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Stephanie Byrd Tallahassee, FL

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.

1 year ago

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Megan

I love Amazon Prime. They have great access to free movies you can stream, along with free music & free 2 day shipping. Also, every time I bought something from Amazon & it never came or there were problems with shipping they ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS gave me a refund. Customer service was superb. I’m currently in Canada & Amazon Prime here just isn’t the same as it is in the States.

3 years ago

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Blaise Jackson, CA

I only was a member for 1 month. During that month tho, I really enjoyed it. I watched multiple movies & a few tv series. I had to cancel my membership because I’m working less hours now & cant afford to spend any extra money. I was late cancelling, about 10 days into the next month. Anyways, I just read my emails & the one from Amazon was letting me know that they gave me a full refund. I wasn’t expecting that & they definitely didn’t have to do it. This whole process was smooth & easy. As soon as I can I’ll become a member again. Thanks Amazon!

3 years ago

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nako Bismarck, ND

I've only used Amazon Prime for purchasing things. For the most part it is great. I order enough to make the fee worth it even though it is a large fee to pay all at once; there should be a monthly option. The free 2 day shipping is awesome when it actually comes in 2 days. My latest purchase was ordered on a Wednesday and I didn't receive it until Monday. Even though that was the specified delivery time, I didn't know that until after completing my order and when I checked the tracking info it took 2 days to ship. I know it sounds like I am nitpicking but when you pay 100 bucks for this feature, you expect it to work every time. Other that I do truly enjoy the service.

4 years ago