Amazon Prime Video is one of the most popular streaming services today. It arrived way back in 2006 and since then has gathered over 175 million subscribers, delivering excellent shows and movies. With a library of 24,000 movies and 2,100 TV shows, there is plenty to watch, and their fantastic 30-day free trial gives you time to find the content you're hankering for.
- Amazon Prime Video free trial: sign up to get it now!
Yep, despite the platform’s ubiquity, an Amazon Prime Video free trial of 30 days is still up for grabs. That’s a huge draw for entertainment junkies: an entire month to catch award-winning Amazon Originals, buzz-worthy series The Boys and The Wheel of Time, live sports, and Golden-Globe nominated titles like Regina King’s One Night in Miami.
Signing up is easy, there’s tons to watch, and a paid membership doesn’t have to break the bank once the Amazon Prime free trial is over. Read on and we’ll explain all below.
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How to get an Amazon Prime Video free trial
If you’re new to Amazon Prime, or it’s been over twelve months since you were a Prime member, then the 30-day Amazon Prime Video free trial is available for you. It’s even better for students, who are entitled to an incredible 6-months.
Signing up is easy, just follow the bullet points below:
- Go to Amazon Prime
- Select ‘Try Prime’
- Sign-in to your Amazon account
- Follow the on-screen instructions if prompted
Your Amazon account will need a current, valid credit card linked to it. But, as long as you cancel your membership before the free trial period expires, you won't be charged.
In the US, Amazon Channels often provide a 7-day trial too, letting you explore a la carte options like Cinemax. But you need to be a fully-fledged, Amazon Prime subscription member to get those.
What is the cheapest way to get Amazon Prime Video after the free trial?
A typical Amazon Prime Video cost – which bundles together Prime Video, unlimited music, Prime Reading, free delivery, and more – is $12.99 a month in the US and £7.99 / AU$6.99 / €7.99 around the world.
Pay $119 for the annual membership and save a decent chunk of change, all the while getting lightning-fast delivery and multi-media entertainment all year round.
What can I watch with my Amazon Prime Video free trial?
There’s plenty to feast your eyes on: over 25,000 movies and TV series. It has classic Hollywood fare like It’s A Wonderful Life, brooding modern thrillers – You Were Never Really Here and Zodiac, for example – and plenty of comedies and feel-good indie flicks.
Prime is packed with great Amazon Originals too: Transparent, Hunters, Fleabag, and The Boys to name only a few. Then there’s a slew of hugely anticipated releases like the Gen V, as well as Mr. and Mrs.Smith.
Meanwhile, sports fans can enjoy live matches and docuseries like All or Nothing. And, if some of your favorite programming is missing, chances are you’ll find it via Amazon Channels. There are more than 100 you can subscribe to, such as HBO, Showtime, Cinemax, and Shudder, which often provide their own 7-day free trial.
Much like Netflix, the content available does vary from country to country. So the best way to see exactly what's on offer where you are is to head to Amazon and grab that 30-day free trial.
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Daniel Pateman is a freelance writer, producing articles across the cultural spectrum for magazines like Aesthetica, Photomonitor, The Brooklyn Rail and This is Tomorrow. He also provides text-writing services to individual curators and artists worldwide, and has had work published internationally. His favourite film genre is horror (bring on Scream 5!) and he never tires of listening to Absolute 80s on the radio.
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