There are plenty of benefits to being a member of Amazon Prime, from the ability to pay for movies to receive free shipping and access to Prime Video, but it’s not without its downsides.
For one, you have to sign up to Amazon’s free Prime membership program, and while you can still buy movies through the site (as long as you aren’t an Amazon Prime member), you can’t actually watch them.
You can also get rid of Prime memberships for a few reasons, including the possibility that you’ll have to cancel them and re-register for a different program.
If you want to know how to make the most of Amazon’s Prime program, we spoke with a number of experts to help you choose the best deal for you.
For this article, we’re focusing on Amazon Prime members who have paid for the service, as that’s what you’ll get with Prime Video.
But we’ve included Amazon Prime Video here as well, because you should definitely check out the streaming service if you’re looking for something that can offer more than just video and sound.
If your goal is to watch movies on the Amazon Video platform, you can use the Amazon Prime video app to watch your favorite titles on the Prime Video platform.
You’ll have access to unlimited Prime Video rentals for up to six months and Amazon Video members will get a 10% discount on all of their Prime Video purchases.
If that doesn’t sound like a great deal, the Prime membership offer does come with a free two-month trial of Prime Video (which is not included with Prime membership).
You can watch Prime Video on your television or mobile device via the Amazon Fire TV Stick, Fire TV, Fire HD Stick, Amazon Fire HD TV Stick Mini, Fire Stick, or Fire TV 3.
The Fire TV 4 and Fire TV 5 are currently on sale for $50, while the Amazon Echo Dot will be $100, or $100 off for a limited time.
You may want to add a Chromecast or Roku Stick to your Prime subscription if you plan on streaming your favorite shows on Amazon Video.
Amazon’s Chromecast streaming stick is $50.
Roku Stick and Fire Stick Streaming Stick are $50 off.
The Amazon Fire Phone and Fire Tablet are $20 off.
If all that wasn’t enough, you also have to add the Amazon Alexa device to your Amazon Prime subscription, which costs $5 per month.
If there’s one thing we know about Amazon Prime membership, it’s that it can be pricey.
It costs $99 a year for a lifetime membership, which is a bit more than the $79.99 you pay for a membership with a TV subscription, for instance.
You have to also add Amazon Video to your account to watch the Amazon Instant Video service.
You also need to subscribe to Amazon Video’s Prime Music service to listen to Prime Music.
That service costs $10 per month, which isn’t as expensive as Amazon Prime.
If those aren’t enough to make you jump at the chance to join Amazon Prime with Amazon, the service offers some extra perks, too.
You get free two years of Amazon Music Premium (which comes with unlimited streaming music from the top artists, plus an additional $5 in credits each month) and you also get access to exclusive Amazon Music videos and Prime Music highlights.
If Prime is all you’re after, you’ll also get unlimited access to Amazon Prime Music, which will save you $5 on Amazon Music purchases every month.
You won’t be able to stream Amazon Prime Movies or Prime Music videos from the Amazon Studios app on your smartphone, tablet, or laptop, but that’s where you’ll find some great deals.
You don’t need to buy Amazon’s original content, though.
There are also a number more exclusive titles that you can stream on Amazon, including a few movies from Warner Bros., Paramount Pictures, Universal Pictures, and Lionsgate Studios.
The only thing you can watch on Amazon is what you already own, and you’ll be able get some additional discounts when you subscribe to Prime’s other memberships, like Prime Video for $9 per month or Prime Instant Video for an additional dollar.
Prime Video also comes with Prime Music Premium, which includes Amazon Music and Amazon Music Music Videos, as well as exclusive Prime Music exclusives.
Amazon Prime Members get access, along with Amazon Video, to a ton of exclusive content from the studios of Warner Bros. and Paramount Pictures.
If Amazon Prime is what your main reason for joining Amazon is, then it’s a great way to watch some of your favorite movies, including many of the studios’ biggest releases.
But if you don’t want to subscribe, Amazon Prime will still offer a lot of benefits, including access to the best movies, Amazon Instant video, Amazon Music, Amazon Video highlights, and Amazon Prime Videos, which are all available through Amazon Video and Amazon Instant.
The best deal Amazon Prime gives to Amazon members is for a one-year membership that comes with free two months