Amazon now offers Prime and Prime Video as monthly subscriptions


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.

  1. Grammar police says:

    To its full extent

    Not “it’s”

  2. Ottis says:

    Thanks for pointing that out. I read this article several times trying to figure it out what it all meant but it just didn’t make sense until I read your commenT.

  3. Mark says:

    If you’re willing to spend more than a prime account just to purchase video month to month why not get prime and get the free 2 day shipping to boot?

    I wonder who has more content: Netflix or Amazon?

    • Christopher Loughrey says:

      Netflix is better by far. I currently have both Prime and Netflix and for anyone who loves independent movies and TV shows Netflix are definitely the fastest and rolling them out and with more content, plus you can use it when you are travelling as it’s available in a lot more countries than Prime. Prime video is a complete rip off until Prime gets up there with Netflix, only worthwhile getting Prime if you also intend on using the free shipping as that’s the only benefit of Prime.

  4. Christopher Loughrey says:

    Handy for people like myself who buy the odd thing from Amazon and have to pay 7 dollars shipping when I go under the Supersaver, or it’s great to use as a once off coming up to Christmas and Black Friday when you’d be availing of one day shipping most. I missed the great Prime Day Prime deal last year and can’t justify paying annually at full price as Netflix is better so I have been using the loophole to get Prime Trial ever month free.

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