There are a huge number of benefits to signing up for Amazon Prime, and thousands of new customers subscribe to take advantage of events like Black Friday, the biggest shopping event of the year that’s set to kick off in just a few weeks’ time. As well as free delivery, you’ll get access to the best Black Friday deals before non-subscribers, making signing up for the free trial a no-brainer.
However, if you forget to cancel before the trial ends, you will be charged $14.99/£8.99 per month. Here’s what to do if you wish to unsubscribe from Prime or just keep Prime Video.
How to cancel Prime on mobile
On Android, open the Amazon Shopping app and click on the hamburger menu icon at the bottom right. Click on Your Account then Prime Membership. On iPhone, tap the Profile icon, tap Your Account and then Prime Membership.
Next, click on Manage Membership and then End Membership. Amazon will try to entice you to stay, but scroll to the bottom of the page.
At the bottom of the page, click on the option I Do Not Want My Benefits, which will confirm the cancellation.
How to cancel Prime on desktop
Log into Amazon and Hover over Account & Lists and click on Your Account.
Click on ‘Prime – View benefits and payment settings‘
Click on Manage Membership.
Click on End Membership
Amazon will try to tempt you to remain a member, but if you’re sure you want to cancel, click ‘I Do Not Want My Benefits’ at the bottom, centre, of the page.
If you have paid for Prime but have not used any of its benefits, you can request a refund.
How to check if you are subscribed to Amazon Prime
You might think you’re not signed up for Prime, but Amazon’s approach means it might have slipped under your radar. Plenty of unwitting Amazon Prime customers have complained they had no idea they were signed up and had already been charged.
First, check your credit card or bank statements to see if Amazon has charged you $139/£95 for the annual Prime membership, or $14.99/£8.99 per month (if you signed up for the monthly plan).
You can also check whether you have an Amazon Prime account by signing in to Your Account on the Amazon website. Click on your Prime management settings as above. The next page should tell you whether you are subscribed to the service. If you are, you can cancel your membership there and then.
When you sign up for Amazon Prime, your membership is set to automatically renew each year. You can turn off this automatic renewal at any time – even during a free trial period.
How to change an Amazon Prime membership to Prime Video
You can also cancel Prime and continue with Prime Video.
Previously, Amazon would let you adjust this directly in your Prime Membership management settings (as shown below), but now the only way is to cancel your Prime account and then sign up separately for Prime Video again, which costs $8.99/£5.99 per month.
To sign up for Prime Video alone, head to the Prime Sign Up page and click on ‘See More Plans’ under the ‘Start Your 30-Day Free Trial’ button.
Choose Prime Video from the options to continue.
How to get an Amazon Prime refund
Paid members who haven’t placed an Amazon Prime order are eligible for a full refund. When you cancel a paid Prime membership you may automatically receive a refund.
You can also apply for a refund by visiting amazon.co.uk/gp/help/customer/contact-us ( US link here) and making your request via phone, email, or online chat.
We also have a useful guide on how to cancel a phone contract which you might like.