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Complete Guide to Amazon Prime Video

Leri Koen


The popular IT giant Amazon Prime offers many added benefits to its members. There are so many, in fact, that of the more than 175 million US subscribers, only a fraction of them use most of the benefits. 

These features include using AmazonFresh to buy tons of products with free two-day shipping. Another benefit included with your membership is access to their on-demand streaming site known as Amazon Prime Video. Prime Video has gained popularity since its launch in 2006.

Complete Guide to Amazon Prime Video

What Is Amazon Prime Video?

Amazon Prime Video is an on-demand video streaming service that features thousands of popular movie and series titles in its collection. Among some of the more well-known titles, you’ll also find original Amazon Prime movies. This streaming service is very similar to HBO, Netflix, and Hulu.

With a subscription to Amazon Prime, you no longer need the services of a cable company. With your Amazon Prime subscription and access to the internet, you can stream movies and shows from anywhere on your chosen device. If you don’t have, or want, an Amazon Prime subscription, you can also sign up for Amazon Prime Video on its own.

Prime Video currently features approximately 24 000 movies and 2 100 series. You also have the option to buy or rent movies or episodes that aren’t currently listed. Among the vast library of video content, Amazon Prime Video also has a Prime Video Channels feature, which allows users to add streaming access to other popular services such as HBO or Cinemax at a small additional cost. This means you can access all of your favorite streaming content from one convenient platform.

How Much Is Amazon Prime Video?

If you have an Amazon Prime subscription, you have access to Amazon Prime Video and many other Amazon Prime benefits such as shopping, delivery, music streaming, reading, and more. The subscription is $13.00/month or $119.00/year. Alternatively, you can also buy a subscription for only Amazon Prime Video at $5.99/month. This subscription will allow you to use the on-demand movie and series streaming service without all the other additional benefits.

Complete Guide to Amazon Prime Video

How to Cancel Amazon Prime Video Subscription?

If you want to find out how to cancel your Amazon Prime Video Subscription, there are a few ways you can do so. You can cancel the subscription online through the website, email, or even telephone. Before canceling your subscription, make sure that you’re getting the most of your Amazon Prime Video subscription to see if it is worth the money you’re spending.

Cancel Subscription Online

To cancel your subscription online, go to the Amazon Prime Video website and sign in to your account. Navigate to the ‘Prime Video Channels’ page, and access the ‘Accounts’ page. Click on the ‘Edit’ button and find the subscriptions you want to cancel, in this case, Amazon Prime Video. Click on ‘Update Settings’ in the ‘Manage Membership’ box and wait for the drop-down list. Click on ‘End Membership’ and confirm your cancellation in the list.

Cancel Subscription Via Email

You can also cancel your membership via email by writing to You can request that the support team cancel your account. Make sure to provide them with your account details to prevent any delays.

Cancel Subscription Via Telephone

If you prefer canceling your Amazon Prime Video subscription telephonically, you can call the support center on 1-888-2804-331 and talk to a representative. Make sure that you can provide them with all the requested details of your account and follow the instructions they provide.

How Does Amazon Prime Video Work?

Amazon Prime Video works similar to many other streaming services like Netflix. You can use it to stream movies or series through your browser or the handy app available for Windows, Android, and iPhone.

Once you’re on the Amazon Prime Video website or have the app open on your chosen device, you’ll have to sign in to your account. You will need a valid Amazon Prime or Prime Video subscription to start streaming. Once signed in, you can browse through the different movie and series titles and choose which ones you would like to start watching. To start watching, you simply click on the play button.

How to Download Amazon Prime Video?

Another benefit of using Amazon Prime Video is that you can also download series and movies to watch offline. There is a time restriction on viewing downloaded content that users should be aware of. Once downloaded, you can view the title for the next 48 hours, after which the download will be removed. If you want to watch the same title, you will have to download it again.

You will only be able to download content with the app on either Windows, Android, or iOS devices. Launch the app and find the movie or series you wish to download. Simply click the download button to save a copy of the movie to your device for movies. For series, you’ll have the option to download the entire series (remember, it will only be available for 48 hours), or you can download the episodes separately.

What to Watch on Amazon Prime?

There is a lot of great quality content on Amazon Prime Video. If you’re looking for movies, there are quite a few 2021 Oscar-nominated and winning movies such as ‘Sound of Metal’ and ‘One Night in Miami,’ among others. Aside from these, you’ll also find popular movie titles such as ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’ and ‘Zodiac.’

You’ll also be spoiled for choice if series are your thing. Amazon Prime Video has titles such as ‘I, Robot,’ ‘Alias,’ American Horror Story,’ and many more. New titles are being added all the time, so you’ll be spoiled for choice.

Stream your Favorite Shows

As you can see, there are loads of movies and series to watch with Amazon Prime Video. When you’re a subscribing member, you’ll have plenty of benefits while accessing the library of content at any time.

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