Amazon Prime Video: how to subscribe? | Guide

Amazon Prime Video: how to subscribe? | Guide

Amazon Prime Video

There are numerous streaming services available, but surely you have heard of Amazon Prime Video at least once. This is the streaming service of the e-commerce giant of the same name which boasts numerous successful Amazon Originals films and TV series, i.e. published exclusively on the platform covered by this article. Unlike other streaming services, however, Amazon Prime contains within it a large ecosystem of other services that could confuse the user who approaches it for the first time.

To subscribe to the Amazon streaming service Prime Video also taking advantage of the 30-day trial, you can  use this link.

Amazon Prime Video: here's how to subscribe

Supported devices, costs and requirements How do I activate the subscription? Subscribe to Prime Video Channels

Supported devices, costs and requirements

Before going on to explain how to activate Amazon Prime Video, we think it is important to give some more information about other services, prices and service requirements . First of all, the vision of the streaming platform is included in the subscription to Amazon Prime, or the shipping service that allows you to get free deliveries in a short time on many products purchased from the ecommerce portal, then it includes a basic version of Amazon Music with more than 2 million ad-free songs to listen to anywhere, hundreds of eBooks, unlimited photo storage with Amazon Photos, and free in-game content with Twitch Prime.

As for costs, Amazon Prime currently costs 49.90 euros per year or 4.99 euros per month, with the possibility of a 30-day free trial for new subscribers. If, on the other hand, you were a student, you could take advantage of the Amazon Prime Student service, which costs 24.95 euros a year or 2.49 euros a month and includes a free trial period of 90 days. Let's also remember which devices are supported by the application:

Mobile devices and  tablets (via the free downloaded app) Android smartphones and tablets from (OS 5.0 (Lollipop) or later version Apple iPhone and iPad (iOS 11.0 and later) Amazon Fire tablet Web browser (via streaming) Windows: Chrome 75+, Edge, Firefox 68+, Explorer 11 and later macOS: Safari 11+, Chrome 75+, Firefox 68+ and later Chrome OS: Chrome OS 79 and later Game consoles and TVs connected to streaming devices Apple AirPlay (running tvOS 11.0 or higher) Apple TV 4K running tvOS 11.0 and higher Chromebook Chromecast (Version 1 and higher) Sony PlayStation 4 (PlayStation 4 Pro, PlayStation 4 Slim, PlayStation 4) and PlayStation 5 Xbox One (Xbox One, Xbox One S, Xbox One X) and Xbox Seris S and Series X Media Players Set-top boxes Set-top boxes using Android TV, including NVIDIA SHIELD TV and Mi Box Smart TV (pre-installed or via app downloaded for free) Android (Sharp AQUOS and Sony Bravia) LG WebOS (from 2016 or later with WebOS 3.0 and later) Samsung Tizen (from 2016 or later) Finally, being a streaming service, it is also good to know the requirements that they concern the connection to the Internet . A minimum speed of 900 Kb/s is required to watch content in standard quality, while a 3.5 Mb/s connection is required for 1080p content (i.e. in FullHD). Finally, to easily view content in 4K , it is essential to have a minimum download bandwidth of at least 15 Mb/s .

How do I activate the subscription?

Now let's move on to the most important part: how do you activate your Amazon Prime Video subscription? The steps are very simple, because all you have to do is connect to Amazon, log into your account (or create one if you don't have one) and activate the free 30-day trial (or 90 days if you are a student) of the Amazon service First. You will be asked to enter a credit card number as your subscription will automatically renew at the end of the promotional period. To avoid incurring unwanted costs, following the 30 or 90 day trial, you must deactivate the automatic renewal of Amazon Prime within 24 hours prior to the natural expiry of the promotion.

Now let's see together how to subscribe to Amazon Prime Video from the various most used devices.

Smartphones and tablets Let's start with both Android and iOS/iPadOS smartphones and tablets. The easiest way to register for the service is via the browser, but nothing prevents you from also using the application that can be downloaded from the Google Play Store or the App Store. In any case, connect to the site (if you have downloaded the application, it will open automatically) and touch the Login button to access your account. If you don't have it yet, you will have to press the Create an account button and enter all the data that will be asked of you. Once logged in, press the button with the three horizontal lines (☰) located at the top left of the browser or at the bottom right of the app and tap the Try Prime option. Then touch the button Sign up now, 30 days free and fill in the relevant form with all your requested data. At this point, press the Sign up now button again and you are officially registered.

If, on the other hand, you are a student, connect to the website dedicated to the initiative, tap on the item Sign up for 90 days at no additional cost. Subsequently, indicate the school email address in the appropriate field, specify the expected graduation year using the drop-down menu Year of completion of studies and, if necessary, specify all other data. Finally, tap the Sign up button - 90 days at no extra cost and you have completed the process.

Now that you have an Amazon account that is also enabled to watch Prime Video content, you can download or start using it properly the Amazon Prime Video app from the Google Play Store or the App Store. All you have to do is simply launch it, enter your credentials and tap the Login button. At this point you will be able to navigate undisturbed among the countless contents of the service.

PC If you prefer to do these things from a PC, then all you have to do is connect to the official Amazon page from your favorite browser. Move the mouse over the item Accounts and lists at the top right and click on the Login button. At this point, either enter the requested data if you already have an account, or choose the Start here option and create an account from scratch. After logging into your account, click on the item Sign up for Prime and then on the Sign up button and use it free for 30 days. Enter all the requested data including those relating to your credit card. If you are a student, you will have to register for Prime Student by entering the same data plus those relating to your university.

Once the activation phase of Amazon Prime and, therefore, Prime Video is complete, you can use it immediately through the relative website or even through the application downloadable through the Microsoft Store or Mac App Store. Simply log in by selecting the Login item, enter your login details or email and password and you can navigate, also in this case, among the countless contents of the service.

Subscribe to Prime Video Channels

Prime Video Channels are not part of the Prime membership. These are paid add-on subscriptions that allow you to add the content you want from third-party premium networks and other streaming entertainment channels. With Prime Video Channels, you only pay for the channels you want and can unsubscribe at any time. The additional subscription to Prime Video Channels costs  only 2.99 euros per month, with a free use period of up to 30 days. No long-term contracts and possibility of cancellation at any time.

Among the available channels, Infinity Selection offers you a constantly updated selection of great Italian and international films. On Lionsgate+, on the other hand, you will find the most compelling and exciting TV series every month. Horror lovers will get their money's worth with Midnight Factory and its catalog full of the greatest cults of the genre. Prime Video Channels also thinks of the little ones with Noggin, the edu-tainment channel for learning together with Nick Jr.'s characters. Lots of sport too with the exclusive channels dedicated, for example, to Juventus, Milan and Inter. And this is just the beginning, because there are so many channels and they are all rich in content. Here are the prices, per month, of the various subscriptions:

Infinity Selection which offers a selection of Italian and international films for 6.99 euros; Noggin  which offers a channel to learn together with the characters of Nick Jr. for 3.99 euros; Mubi which offers selected films and auteur cinema from all over the world for 9.99 euros; Lionsgate+ which offers a selection of the best streaming titles including original series for 4.99 euros; Juventus TV which offers videos of your favorite team wherever and whenever you want for 3.99 euros; Midnight Factory which offers titles for lovers of the horror genre for 4.99 euros; Raro Video which offers an exclusive selection of auteur films for 3.99 euros; Full Moon TV which offers titles for lovers of suspense and adrenaline at 3.99 euros; ShortsTV which offers titles for lovers of short films for 3.99 euros; Qello Concerts by Stingray  which offers complete on-demand concerts for 4.99 euros; Mezzo which offers jazz, classical and dance music for 2.99 euros; History Play which offers programs, TV series and documentaries on history for 3.99 euros, Crime + Investigation PLAY which offers a selection of titles dedicated to real crime for 3.99 euros, Blaze Play (A&E) which offers content that shows the viewer the other side of America for 2.99 euros, hayu which offers a platform entirely dedicated to reality shows for 4.99 euros, MGM which offers Hollywood Hits and iconic TV series from MGM for 3.99 euros, STINGRAY KARAOKE for singing the best hits of all genres for 4.99 euros, ZELIG TV which offers a place dedicated to comedy and more for 4.99 euros, IWONDERFULL which offers great films and Oscar-winning documentaries for 6.99 euros, Discovery+ which offers a vast range of real-life entertainment, sports and non-fiction programs for 3.99 euros and 7.99 euros with the Eurosport package, Milan TV which offers "a new way to experience the Rossoneri colours" for 3.99 euros, Inter TV which offers everything the Nerazzurri world for 3.99 euros, HOPSTER which offers stories eg for children aimed at learning English for 4.99 euros, Eleven Sports which offers live coverage of the 10 best matches in the Serie C championship and many other unmissable events for only 6.90 euros, Anime Generation which offers great classics and novelties of Japanese animation for 4.99 euros, Helbiz Media which offers Serie B championship matches until 2023/2024 for 5.99 euros, Paramount+ which offers a mountain of entertainment suitable for the whole family for 7.99 euros, Zecchino d'oro which offers a music and entertainment channel for the whole family for 3.99 euros. Once you have subscribed to Amazon Prime Video, go to Home and in the main menu, next to the categories and other items, there is a section called Channels. On the appropriate page, the highlighted contents of each channel will be shown and by clicking on the channel it will be possible to subscribe, as well as explore the collection.

To subscribe to the Amazon Prime Video streaming service, also taking advantage of the 30-day trial , you can  use this link.

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