Amazon Prime Video : How-to guides, how to use it and Pros & Cons


Amazon Prime Video is a streaming service designed by Amazon, available in many different countries. Users get the chance to enjoy a variety of movies and TV shows for a monthly fee. Like many other streaming services, this one offers a free trial. A free trial allows potential users to explore whether this streaming matches their desires and needs or not.

Amazon Prime Pros

  • Exclusive Amazon Prime Content
  • Available on all devices
  • Easy to navigate
  • Very affordable

Amazon Prime Cons

  • In some countries, the free trial lasts for seven days only (while other services give a 30-day free trial to all countries)
  • You will have to pay extra for some of the newest titles.

 

Amazon Prime Video Plans

You can choose one of the following plans:

  • Prime Video – $8.99 per month, 1080 p, 4K video, stream on three devices. It is a standalone service.
  • Prime Monthly – $12.99, per month, 1080 p, 4K video, stream on three devices
  • Prime Annual – $119 for a year, 1080 p, 4K video, stream on three devices.

By selecting option 2 or 3 (monthly or annual), everything Prime will come with it, including Prime Video, free same-day delivery, free two-day shipping, unlimited reading, to name a few.

 

How to start Amazon Prime Video free trial

  • Open your favorite browser on your PC and go to Amazon Prime Video 
  • Click on Start your free trial
  • On the next page, you will have to add your Amazon username and password. In case you don’t have an account on Amazon, click on the option Create your Amazon account
  • On the next page, you will have to add your credit or debit card
  • If you already added a card for the Amazon purchases, you can use that card, or if you want, you can add another card. Just click Add card.
  • Add the card number, date, and CVV (three numbers on the back of the card)
  • When you are done, click Continue

  • To start the free trial period, click on the box Start your 30-day free trial or Start your 7-day free trial (as we mentioned, the free trial period depends on the country you live in).

How to end your Amazon Prime Video membership or cancel a free trial

  • Open your browser, go to Amazon Prime Video and sign in
  • Next, click on the icon in the top-right corner of the page and then click Account & Settings
  • Under Your Account tab, find End Membership and click on it
  • You can choose whether you want to keep the membership or to end it
  • Click on End on (the next billing date)

How to add another credit or debit card to Amazon Prime Video

  • Open the browser on your PC and go to Amazon Prime Video
  • Log in
  • Now click on the icon in the top-right corner of the screen
  • Next, click Account & Settings
  • Under Your Account tab, find the option Add / Edit Payments and click on that
  • You will see the option Add a card under Credit or debit cards, click on that
  • Add the needed details, including the name on the card, expiration date, and CVV (three numbers on the back of the card)
  • Click on the icon in the top-right corner of the screen
  • Next, click Account & Settings
  • Under Your Account tab, click on Change Default
  • Find the card you want to use as a default, and click on it
  • When you are done making changes, click Save
  • The card you have selected will be used for future payments

 

How to edit payments in Amazon Prime Video

  • Open your favorite browser, go to Amazon Prime Video and sign in
  • Click on the icon located in the top-right corner of the screen, and then click Account & Settings
  • “Your account” page will show up, click on Add/Edit Payments at the bottom of the screen
  • At the top of the page, you will see your credit and debit cards (the ones you added previously). If you want to remove a card that has expired (it will show that the card has expired), click on it, and click Remove.
  • In the pop-up window that will open, click Confirm Remove
  • If you want to add a new card, click Add card and fill out the details that are needed, such as the name on the card, card number, expiration date, and CVV.

 

How to change your details on Amazon Prime Video

  • Open your browser, go to Amazon Prime Video and sign in
  • Click on the icon in the top-right corner of the screen
  • Next, in the drop-down menu, click Account & Settings
  • On the next screen, under Your Account tab, you will see “Your details” section
  • Click on Edit on Amazon
  • Once you click on that option, you will be taken on Amazon Login & Security page, where you can edit various information, such as your name, email, mobile phone number, and your password
  • Click on “Edit” next to what you want to change

  • When you finish making changes, click Done.

 

How to install Amazon Prime Video on your devices

  • First, open the app store of your device and look for Amazon Prime Video. Download and install the app.
  • Once installed, open the Prime Video app and select the option “Sign in and Start Watching”
  • Next, enter your username and password (Amazon account info)
  • Sign in

You can also register a new device on the Amazon Prime Video website. Sign in, and click on the icon in the top-right corner of the screen. Click Account & Settings, and then click Your devices tab. Next, click Register New Device.

You will receive a code to enter.

 

How to set up Restrictions in Amazon Prime Video on Prime Video devices

  • Open the app on your iOS or Android device
  • In the bottom menu, tap on My Stuff
  • Next, tap on the Settings icon
  • Choose Parental Controls
  • Now tap Viewing Restrictions
  • The next step requires you to set age restrictions along with a device on which you want the restrictions to be applied
  • When you complete these steps, click Save.

 

How to set a PIN on Amazon Prime Video

To set up a PIN on a PC:
  • Open your browser and go to Amazon Prime Video
  • Next, click on the icon in the top-right corner
  • In the drop-down menu, click on Account & Settings
  • Next, choose the “Parental Controls” tab
  • Click on “Change”
  • Once you add a PIN, click Save.
To set up a PIN or iOS or Android app:
  • Open the Amazon Prime Video app on your Android or iOS device
  • Next, tap My stuff located at the bottom menu
  • Now tap the Settings icon
  • Choose Parental Controls
  • Tap Change Prime Video PIN
  • Enter the PIN you want, and when you are done click Save.

There it is. This is how you can set a PIN on Amazon Prime Video on your PC, or on your Android or iOS device.

 

How to manage a watchlist on Amazon Prime Video

  • When you find a TV show or a movie you want to watch, click on it and then click on the + sign to add it to your watchlist
  • To see what’s on your watchlist and to access it easily, click on the icon in the top-right corner of the screen and then click on Your Watchlist
  • Once you click on Your Watchlist, the content you added will be there so you can play whatever you want, and it will be sorted – Movies, TV shows, All
  • If you want to remove something from your watchlist, click on the movie or a TV show, and then click Remove from my watchlist
  • You can sort the content in the watchlist. Click on Sort by and then select one of the following: Most Recent Addition, title A-Z, or title Z-A

 

How to disable AutoPlay on Amazon Prime Video

  • Open the browser, go to Amazon Prime Video and sign in
  • Click on the icon located at the top-right corner of the screen
  • In the drop-down menu click on Account & Settings
  • You will see several tabs at the top of the page, find Playback, and click on that
  • AutoPlay is located there, and you will see it is turned on
  • Just click on the option “Off”

  • As soon as you click “Off” the changes will be made automatically

How to customize subtitles on Amazon Prime Video

  • Open your favorite browser, go to Amazon Prime Video and sign in
  • Click on the icon located in the top-right corner of the screen
  • In the drop-down menu that will show up, click Account & Settings
  • You will see a few tabs at the top of the screen, click on Subtitles
  • You will see the one set by default, and below are the options you can customize
  • Click on the one you like, and then click Edit

  • You can choose the color, font, size, edge, etc.
  • You can also adjust the background, choose its color and opacity and you can do the same for the window.
  • Make changes and set everything the way you want
  • When you are done click Save at the bottom of the page.

How to change website language on Amazon Prime Video

  • Open the browser and go to Amazon Prime Video
  • When you log in, click on the icon in the top-right corner of the screen
  • Next, click on the option “Account & Settings”
  • Choose Language tap
  • You will see the list of available languages

  • Select the language you want
  • When you are done, click Save.