On-demand video streaming services are the future of entertainment.
Amazon Prime Video happens to be one of those streaming platforms that deserve to be on the forefront.
If you could only choose one streaming service, there are several reasons why Amazon Prime Video should be at the top of the list.
Firstly, it’s compatible with platforms and devices across the board.
You can run Amazon Prime Video on:
- web browsers on a PC or a Mac
- Amazon’s Fire TV stick or cube that will plug into most modern TV’s
- Apple TV
- Google’s Chromecast
- PlayStation 3 or 4
- Xbox One or 360
- most modern smart TVs.
Secondly, the video and sound quality is incredible.
The streaming service is also loaded with super convenient features like downloadable titles for viewing on the go, parental controls and simultaneous viewing on up-to three devices.
The sheer amount of content on Prime Video is one of its major competitive advantages. It has a larger library than both Netflix and Hulu.
Amazon has also invested in creating original exclusive content and it has paid off. Several of these have been critically acclaimed and is a major draw for new Prime Video members.
These 3 exclusive shows make Prime Video worth it:
- The Marvelous Mr’s Maisel — This incredibly funny show is based in the 1950s and is
about a divorced woman in New York City woman exploring the world of stand up
comedy. It has won a total of 4 Emmy’s and deserves every single one.
- Jack Ryan — Amazon launched its own take on late novelist Tom Clancy’s
super popular ‘Ryanverse’ novels. It stars John Krasinski and is a riveting political spy
- Fleabag — Written by the incredibly talented Phoebe Waller-Bridge and based on her
2013 one-woman show, Fleabag is a hilarious story about its titular character navigating
romance and life in London. Fleabag has won a total of 6 Prime-time Emmy’s.
Some of these benefits include:
- Free same day, 1-day and 2-day shipping
Do you remember the times when you would make an order online and have to wait a whole week to get your item delivered?
Amazon Prime members don’t.
Prime members can access Free 2-day shipping on over 100 million items on the Amazon website.
Even better, over 3 million items are available for same-day and 1 -day shipping in 8000+ cities for Amazon Prime members.
Wondering if your item qualifies for Prime shipping? Simply look for the Prime logo listed with the product.
You can also filter your search results to show only Prime eligible items by selecting the Prime filter.
- Prime Day
Who doesn’t love a good sale?
Amazon Prime members have exclusive access to Prime Day, an annual 24-48 hour global shopping event with heavily discounted items across the site. It usually takes place around Amazon’s birthday, July 15th to July 16th.
Over 100,000 items were discounted for Prime Day in 2019. Making it the ideal day to treat yourself and make a major purchase like home electronics or just stock up on regular use items for the whole year.
- Lightning Deals
Amazon Lightning Deals are discounted items available in a limited quantity for a short time period.
As a Prime member, you get early access to Lightning Deals 30 minutes before everyone else. There are new items listed as Lightning Deals every day and they sell out quickly, so this is a major advantage for Amazon Prime members.
- Prime Music
Prime Video isn’t the only streaming service available to Prime members. You can access Prime Music, a music streaming service that lets Prime members stream over 2 million songs, ad-free, from the Prime music website or the Amazon Music app on their phone.
Prime Music comes with 2000+ themed playlists curated by Amazon’s Music Experts and they range from ‘60 minute work mix’ to ‘Ultimate 90’s love songs’.
- Free Twitch subscription
Gaming is hardly a niche interest anymore.
In fact, the streaming platform, Twitch, has over 15 million active daily users.
On Twitch, gamer’s can live-stream their game-play in real-time. Every Prime member has access to Twitch’s subscription service, Twitch Turbo.
Prime members also have access to new games every month, which are FREE to download. Simply connect your Prime account to your Twitch account to get started.
- Prime Reading and First Reads
If you have a Prime membership, you get access to Amazon’s private book-lending library. Currently, there is a selection of over 1000 books and magazines to choose from which are free to access for Prime members.
To get started, simply head to the Kindle app and log in, browse through titles and click “Read for Free” to download.
First Reads is another valuable E-book service free to Prime members. Every month Amazon Editors curate a selection of yet-to-be-released titles.
Prime members get early access to these books for discounted prices and you get to keep them for life!
- Cloud Storage
If you’re like most people and own a smartphone, you probably have an endless stream of photos on your phone.
Prime members have access to unlimited cloud storage for photos. You can also get 5 Gb of free storage for documents and videos.
Take advantage of this! Save your photos and don’t lose your memories.
To use Amazon’s cloud storage, you can download the Amazon Drive App on your phone or tablet but there is also a desktop app option you can access at amazon.com/photos.
- Prime Pantry
Do you hate heading to the grocery store to stock up on monthly essentials?
Use Prime Pantry.
Prime members can order their non-perishable household items through Prime Pantry at flat rates and access free shipping on orders over $35.
Prime Pantry is great because it’s incredibly convenient: you don’t need to spend the extra 30 minutes walking or driving to the department store to stock up on household items. You can have them delivered straight to your doorstep with Prime Pantry.
Try It For Free
Get started with an Amazon Prime Video Free Trial!
You can try out everything that Amazon Prime has to offer for a full 30 days before you invest a single penny.
With its massive library of content, great video and sound quality, convenient features and a host of value-added extra benefits Amazon Prime Video is an excellent video-on-demand streaming platform.