Introduction to Amazon Prime Video
Amazon Prime Video started life as LoveFilm but was purchased by Amazon and transformed a few years ago. It’s a Netflix rival that provides unlimited streaming of more than 15,000 films and TV shows for a monthly fee of £5.99 or as part of the Amazon Prime £79 membership (£39 if you’re a student).
You’ll find many exclusive Amazon Originals available, including the hugely popular The Man in the High Castle and Mr Robot. You’ll also find the likes of The Walking Dead and Arrow as well as films like The Dark Knight and Paddington, but it is worth mentioning not all the content you see in the Amazon video section is available to stream and is hidden behind a pay-wall which is infuriating. . If the film or TV episode has a Prime banner and you’re already subscribed to Prime, it won’t cost you any extra, but within the service you may also see films and episodes within Amazon’s library that are available to watch but require you to cough up some extra cash if you want to buy or rent them.
One bonus over Netflix however is the ability to download and watch content offline which is useful when travelling or during network outages.
You also get a whole heap of other benefits with the prime membership, next day delivery, Amazon Music, Amazon pantry and a free kindle e-book each month.
My main personal selling point to Amazon Prime Video is you get access to Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond’s new show ‘The Grand Tour’ which honestly, is why I have decided to get a prime membership in the first place.
I’m currently also watching Goliath on Prime Video and my review of the series is available to read here
Let me know in the comments if you have a prime membership, do you think it’s worth it? And if not, what’s stopping you from upgrading?