Amazon Prime Video: subscription, price, catalog, everything you need to know

Amazon Prime Video’s catalog has more movies than any other streaming platform. And each year, it is enriched with new original series, many of which are among the most popular of the moment. Price, subscription, benefits and content… To find out all about Netflix’s competitor, you’ve come to the right place.

Amazon Prime Video

Amazon Prime Video is the second largest streaming platform in terms of subscribers. Both in France and worldwide. Although the competition is increasingly fierce, the hierarchy has not budged for the moment. In France, Netflix has a 48.5% market share, against around 28.3% for Prime Video and 20.7% for Disney + according to the latest CNC report (May 2021).

Some users have a subscription on two to three platforms at a time. Because streaming services complement each other and each offer a different experience and benefits. In this file, we tell you everything on Amazon Prime Video if you are thinking about taking out a subscription. Or maybe you are already without knowing it.

Amazon Prime Video movies and series: what is the catalog worth?

Catalogue Amazon Prime Video

Films and original series are the sinews of war. And that, Amazon understood it well. Each month, the Prime Video catalog is enriched with new content, some of which are original productions. Jeff Bezos’ company has the financial capacity to produce several big budget movies and series each year.

Amazon Prime Video has several. This is the case with The Boys, one of the most popular series in 2020 on pirate platforms. And it is also – logically – one of the most popular series of the moment. same for me The Fabulous Mrs. Maisel or Jack Ryan by Tom Clancy. Other series that already have several seasons to their credit are also in the catalog. We can cite Shamesless and Americain Gods, among others.

The Lord of the Rings Series is one of the big projects underway. She should soon arrive on Prime Video. It will be by the end of 2021, or even the beginning of 2022. For those who wish to redo the classic series, the platform is also full of nuggets. Find Buffy Against the Vampires, Les Frères Scott, Malcom, The Prince of Bel Air, a reboot of which is in the works, and even the X-Files.

Finally, Amazon Prime Video includes a very extensive list of movies. According to an estimate by Reelgood, there are more than 12,000 films of different categories, old and recent. But beware, some titles in the catalog are not free. In some countries, Amazon Prime Video also broadcasts sports competitions like the Champions League.

Amazon Prime Video: what price to access the service?

The price of the Prime Video subscription is the most accessible of all the major streaming platforms. The service is included in the Amazon Prime subscription. The latter costs € 49.99 per year, or about € 4 per month. If you don’t want to commit, it comes down to € 5.99 per month with the freedom not to subscribe the following month.

You can subscribe for an even lower price. As long as you are a student and can justify it. The tariff Amazon Student is indeed 24 € per year. This comes down to just € 2 per month. The Prime Video subscription is particularly beneficial in that it also gives you access to several other services.

  • On the Amazon store, you get free delivery within one working day
  • Privileged access to several exclusive Amazon discounts. During events like Prime Day, only subscribers are eligible for good deals
  • Access to Prime Music, Amazon’s music streaming service
  • Access many e-books via theKindle application thanks to the Prime Reading subscription
  • Twitch Prime service is also included for the enjoyment of video game enthusiasts
  • Access to Amazon Photos (free and unlimited storage of your photos in the Cloud). You also get GB of space on Amazon Drive.

Finally, for comparison, the Netflix subscription costs € 7.99 to € 15.99 per month and is limited to the streaming service only. Ditto for Disney + which costs € 8.99 per month or € 89.99 per year.

Ligue 1 is now on Prime Video

This is the big news on Prime Video. Amazon succeeded in securing the TV rights for Ligue 1 Conforma after the failure of Mediapro and its Téléfoot channel. Canal + and beIN Sports have not repositioned themselves following the new call for tenders from the LFP. 80% of Ligue 1 matches are therefore broadcast on Amazon Prime Ligue 1 until 2024.

The Ligue 1 Pass to access 8 out of 10 matches per day is billed € 12.99 in addition to the basic subscription. It all comes down to € 18.98 per month or € 189.80 per year.

How do I subscribe to Amazon Prime Video and access content?

If you are already an Amazon Prime subscriber, all you need to do is install the Prime Video app on one of the compatible devices. We come back to this in the next section. Otherwise, here are the steps to subscribe. It is very likely that you already have an Amazon account. If not, start by creating one first.

  • Visit the Amazon website
  • On PC, hover over the drop-down menu Accounts and list at the top, next to the search bar.
  • Then click on Start here
  • If you are on a smartphone, press Create an account on the home page

You now have to take an Amazon Prime subscription. To do this, click on the link Prime in the main menu of the Amazon site then on Try Amazon Prime Where Start your 30-day free trial. depending on whether you are on PC or smartphone. Follow the instructions, add a payment method if you haven’t already, and start your trial period.

What devices are compatible with Amazon Prime Video?

There is an easy way to access Amazon Prime Video and that is to go through a web browser and go to primevideo.com. Of course, you must have a subscription. On TV, smartphone or tablet, the most ergonomic option is to go through the application. It is compatible with different OS or devices:

  • Echo devices that have a screen (Echo Show, Echo Spot)
  • Fire TV / Fire TV Stick
  • Android smartphones and tablets, iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Fire tablets
  • Smart TVs of different brands: Samsung, LG, Sony TV, TLC, Philips (Android TV)
  • Android TV box, Apple TV, Chromecast (smartphone cast to TV) and latest generation Chromecast with Google TV
  • PS5, PS4, PS3, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One
  • LG, Panasonic, Samsung, Sony Blu-Ray players
  • TV decoders from Free (Pop, Delta, Revolution Mini 4K), SFR (Box 4K, decoder Plus and TV decoder 8), Bouygues Telecom (Bbox Miami and Bbox 4). Soon Orange (TV 4 and UHD decoders).

On the box operators, Free is the only one to offer a subscription at no additional cost in one of its offers. Freebox Delta subscribers have access to Prime Video without paying any additional penny. The price is in fact integrated into the package.

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