If you’re looking for a great streaming service to watch some of the best TV shows and movies, Amazon Prime Video is an obvious choice alongside the likes of Netflix and Disney+.
With a strong line-up of originals such as The Boys, The Wheel of Time and The Lord of Rings: The Rings of Power series, it’s easy to see why more and more people are signing up for a subscription. With more than 200 million subscribers, it’s the second-largest globally.
Amazon Prime Video is part of the wider Amazon Prime subscription service, which costs $14.99/£8.99 per month, or $139/£95 per year. You can also pay for it as standalone video streaming service for $8.99/£5.99.
However, you can also watch your favourite TV and movies completely free. Check out our round-up of the best TV streaming services.
Use a free trial of Amazon Prime Video
Right now, the best way to get a free subscription to Amazon Prime Video is to sign up for a month’s free trial. As long as you cancel before the period is up, it won’t cost you a penny.
You can sign up to Amazon Prime Video trial here.
The free subscription is tied to your Amazon account, so technically speaking there’s nothing stopping you from signing up to multiple Amazon accounts and running a free trial on each.
However, that’s not only more than a bit cheeky, but it’s also a big hassle. However, there are other ways to get Amazon Prime Video for free.
Bundle in Amazon Prime Video with a phone contract
US readers can bundle in a full Amazon Prime subscription with a Metro by T-Mobile plan, which includes Amazon Prime Video. Plus, you’ll get all the extra perks of Prime like next-day delivery, flash sales, music streaming and e-books.
If you’re looking for a new phone contract in the UK, then O2 customers can get up to six months of Amazon Prime Video for free on select plans. Alternatively, customers can also opt for Audible or Amazon Music Unlimited.
Sign up for Amazon Household
If you have a family member who is willing to share their Amazon Prime account with you, then you can use Amazon Household to stream Amazon Prime Video for free. Alternatively, you can split the cost of a subscription between you to get it at a discounted rate.
Here is what you (or your fellow family member) needs to do to add an extra person to Amazon Household:
- Head to the Amazon Household page – you may need to log in to your account first.
- Choose whether you would like to add an adult or a child
- Add in the name and email address of the person you’d like to add to the account
- Authorise the person to use your account with your payment details
- The invitee will get an email, and they’ll have 14 days to accept it