AMAZON Prime offers subscribers free same-day delivery on selected items as well as access to thousands of films and TV shows online.
Here’s everything you need to know about its features and how to cancel your membership should you get bored…
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What is Amazon Prime and how much does it cost?
More than 80million are said to have signed up for Amazon Prime whose benefits include free delivery and streaming media.
It costs £7.99-a-month or £79-a-year, although you can sign up for a 30-day free trial if you’re not sure you want to commit.
The official website states: “Prime members can watch thousands of movies and TV shows with Prime Video, listen ad-free to hundreds of hand-built playlists and access two million songs with Prime Music.
“Safely store an unlimited amount of photos or get 30-minute early access to Lightning Deals and of course enjoy unlimited One-Day Delivery on millions of items.”
Another bonus is being granted access to live music events for Prime members only.
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Which TV shows and films are available on Amazon Prime?
Amazon Prime includes popular TV shows including Downton Abbey, The Walking Dead, The Fall and The Night Manager.
Currently, viewers have selected Bridesmaids, The Lego Movie, Divergent and Live Die Repeat as their Top Movies.
The online streaming service also gives users access to Amazon Original series.
These include American Playboy, Lucifer Catastrophe, American Gods and Bosch.
Can you watch live TV on Amazon Prime and are there channels?
Amazon recently announced that Prime users could access live telly through their Prime Video service.
Customers who pay an extra fee will be able to watch Discovery Communications channels and Hayu.
Among the offers are £6.99 a month for Eurosport and £4.99 for a month-long subscription of the Discovery Channel.
Those wanting to skip the adverts on free TV channels, including ITV2 and ITV Be, will also benefit from the service.
Amazon Channels UK – full list of channels available now:
- Acacia TV – Workouts for every fitness level for £5.99 a month
- Alchemiya – Films and documentaries about Muslim culture and life for £3.99 a month
- Arrow Video – On demand cult classics and horror from Arrow Films for £4.99 a month
- BFI Player+ – On Demand classic British and critically acclaimed movies for £4.99 a month
- BeFit UK – Unlimited streaming of hundreds of workouts for £5.99 a month
- Comic Con HQ – Fan-favourite films, original programming, exclusive access and more for £4.99 a month
- Curiosity Stream – Exclusive documentaries from the world’s best filmmakers in HD for £5.49 a month
- Daily Burn – On Demand and live workouts including dance, strength training, yoga, cardio and more for £9.99 a month
- Discovery – Documentaries and unscripted entertainment from Discovery for £4.99 a month
- Eurosport Player – Live and On Demand sports programming, including Grand Slam tennis, cycling and winter sports for £6.99 a month
- Fandor – The most talked about indie, foreign and classic films for £3.49 a month
- Filmbox – Hollywood movies, favourite evergreens and popular series for £3.99 a month
- Full Moon Features – All the Full Moon classics and new releases on demand for £3.99 a month
- Gaia – Yoga, nutrition, meditation and more for £7.99 a month
- Horse & Country Play – The home of equestrianism and British country lifestyle, now on demand for £3.99 a month
- ITV Hub+ – Watch live and tons of ad-free episodes to catch up on from ITV for £3.99 a month
- hayu (NBC Universal) – On Demand reality TV programming including Keeping Up with the Kardashians for £3.99 a month
- Heera – An Amazon-exclusive on demand channel with over 600 Bollywood, Bengali, Marathi, Tamil, and Telegu movies and series including blockbusters like Sultan and Kabali for only £3.99 a month
- Hopster – Make screen time smart with safe, ad-free content for kids for £3.99 a month
- Ketchup TV – Hundreds of episodes of shows for kids, packed with their favourites for £2.29 a month
- Love Nature – Ad-free, family friendly nature documentaries on demand for £3.99 a month
- MGM – Hollywood hits, timeless classics and cult favourites movies from MGM for £4.49 a month
- Motorvision – On Demand TV dedicated to the automotive world including car reviews & tests, motorsports and lifestyle shows for £2.99 a month
- MUBI – A new, critically acclaimed movie to stream every day for £5.99 a month
- Nautical Channel – The network focused on sailing lifestyle, available live and on-demand for £3.99 a month
- Nordic Noir and Beyond – The best thriller, crime and drama series from the Nordics and beyond for £4.99 a month
- Panna – Easy-to-follow video recipes from master chefs and cooking courses for £1.49 a month
- Pinoy Box Office – Filipino movies and series on demand for £1.99 a month
- Planet Knowledge – Exciting and informative HD documentaries on nature, history, culture and more for £2.29 a month
- Pongalo Next – Latin American movies and series on demand for £2.99 a month
- Qello Concerts – The greatest concert films from icons and new artists like The Who, Queen, The Beatles, Muse and more for £5.99 a month
- Realeyz – Independent films by award-winning filmmakers on demand for £4.99 a month
- Rooster Teeth – Original sci-fi, gaming and comedy for £3.99 a month
- Shudder – Backed by AMC Networks, Shudder super-serves fans of thrillers, suspense, and horror for £4.99 a month
- Studio Universal Classics – Classic movies from Universal Studios for £3.99 a month
- Sweatflix – Stream HIIT workouts and yoga flows for £9.49 a month
- Tastemade Plus – Our network of Tastemakers bring great food and travel to the world for £1.99 a month
- The Great Courses Signature Collection – A curated collection of educational courses On Demand for £5.49 a month
- UP Family – Entertainment for the whole family for £3.49 a month
- Viewster Anime – ad-free anime on demand from Viewster for £2.99 a month
- Yoga Anytime Channel – HD yoga videos on demand for £6.99 a month
What is the Amazon Prime video app?
Once you’ve become a member, you’ll need a device that’s compatible with the Amazon Prime Video app.
Most smart TVs, including those from Samsung, Sony, Panasonic and LG, will come pre-installed with the app – but older models, Sky and Apple TVs won’t.
If yours doesn’t, you’ll need to purchase an Amazon device, such as an Amazon Fire Stick which will cost you £34.99 or a Fire TV box for £79.99.
The app can also be downloaded to any Android or iOS device such as an iPhone and iPad and Sony’s PS4, PS3 and Xbox consoles.
What is Amazon Prime Reading?
If you’re a keen Kindle reader, you may now have an even bigger incentive to join Amazon Prime.
Amazon has recently unveiled Prime Reading – a new library of free Kindle content for members of Prime that includes books as well as a library of magazines.
The magazines on offer with rotate but include Empire, National Geographic and Time.
Over 1000 popular book titles will also be featured and there will even be comics on offer to members.
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How can you cancel your Amazon Prime subscription service?
It couldn’t be easier to cancel your Prime membership. After opening up the Settings section of Your Account, go to Manage Your Prime Membership.
If you are a paying member, simply select the “End membership” option.
To cancel a free trial, click on “Do not continue”. Your payment card should then not pay-out for the next month’s subscription charge and the Prime benefits will be removed.