Amazon now offers a monthly option for Prime membership. Instead of paying $99 upfront for a full year of Prime, you have the option of paying $10.99 per month, with the ability to cancel at any time. Over a 12 month period, that comes to $131.88, which is considerably more than the annual price. More interestingly, Amazon is now also offering the option to subscribe to only Prime Video for $8.99 per month. The Prime Video option only gives you unlimited access to movies and TV shows in Prime’s video library, but forgo’s all the other Prime perks like free two-day shipping, Prime Music, and Prime Photo storage. Even Prime Video alone, at a cost of $107.88 over a 12 month period, is not as good of a deal as the all inclusive $99 annual Prime membership price.
If you’re not a Prime member, monthly membership only makes sense in a few scenarios. If, perhaps, you plan to binge watch Prime Video’s content for a month or two and cancel your membership afterwards, then it might make sense to opt for the $8.99 Prime Video option. Another beneficial circumstance for non-Prime members is subscribing for one month of the $10.99 full fledged option just before the holidays or Prime Day when you can use the free shipping perk to its full extent or best take advantage of Prime only deals. Either way, Prime membership is now more flexible than ever, and that’s a good thing.