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A VOD with some good add - on options

Paushali Banerjee | Streaming Expert

I would rate the Amazon Prime Video subscription 8.3 out of 10. 

With this subscription, you can create up to six profiles per account which is a great deal at this price. 

Most of the contents are downloadable, so traveling won't be boring anymore. It is also accessible through VPN so that you can catch up with your favorite shows on the go.

If you have an Amazon Prime subscription, here's another great news for you. You won't have to pay any additional Amazon Prime Video cost to watch their content.

You can also access a free trial for 30 days. It allows access to the same content from 2 devices simultaneously. Since the contents are primarily available in high-quality resolution, watching shows became more thrilling.

While I was testing the app myself, I found only one thing frustrating. The titles not included in the subscription package are also there in the menu, which makes it messy.

Although it now highlights a blue Prime tag on movies included under Amazon Prime's subscription and a gold dollar sign for content that isn't included. When we tried to test it from different devices, they appeared differently on different devices.

Another thing that soured my experience of Amazon Prime Video subscription was the trailers of some other shows were popping up in between the shows I was watching. Unfortunately, the DVR option is also missing from the Amazon Prime Video app.

Get Started With Amazon Prime Video Now!

Even though Amazon Prime Video subscription was initially available only to the US, UK, Japan, Germany, and Austria. The app is now available worldwide except for Mainland China, Iran, North Korea, and Syria.

With your Amazon Prime Video subscription, you get access to a massive library of on-demand content, a list of critically acclaimed Prime Original series, TV shows, new releases, and many more. 

If you have a passion for award-winning shows and movies, you will fall in love with the app. Many of their original Tv series have already turned up at awards shows.

Amazon Prime subscription plan

The subscription will offer you a vast library of on-demand movies, TV shows, Documentaries, Anime, Live Sports, reality TV series, etc. Subscribers can also rent or buy content that is not part of the package from the app.

Amazon Prime Video price is $8.99 per month. The cost is almost in the same line with its competitors for example- Netflix's "Basic" plan costs $8.99 per month. 

Features

Streaming Resolution

 

Most Amazon Prime Video TV shows are available in 4K((UHD) and high-dynamic-range (HDR) quality streaming. While some other contents are of 1080p(HD) quality.

Compatible Devices

 
  • Fire TV
  • iPhone
  • Ipad
  • Apple tv
  • Android 
  • Wii/Wii U
  • Xbox
  • Roku
  • Smart TVs (Lg, Samsung, Sony)
  • Web Player

Number of Streams:

 

You and your family can access your favorite web series and Amazon Prime Video's new releases from up to three devices simultaneously. Although, the same titles can be streamed only from two devices at a time. This also applies if you are downloading the same content simultaneously.

Amazon Prime Video free trial

Still not sure about the purchase? Go for Amazon Prime Video free trial. I would especially recommend you to sign up for the free trial if you're chewing over-committing to a full-year subscription.

Parental Control:

 

You also get the option of parental control as part of the subscription. So you will have the choice to control what your kids have access to on the app. 

It will also let you create a separate kids account. Finally, it will automatically block any TV show or movie that isn't appropriate for kids of 12 and under. 

 

User interface

 

Prime Video's UI is user-friendly when compared to its competitors. The contents are separated into categories like shows, Movies, Amazon Prime Video new releases, etc.

Amazon Prime Video Add -ons

Amazon Prime Video also provides viewers the option to include add-on packages in the form of channels called Amazon Channels or Prime Video Channels. With an additional cost, you can integrate premium add-on services like HBO, Showtime, StarzPlay, and Shudder, etc. into your Amazon Prime Video subscription.

The app also lets you access all these Prime Video Channels from your Prime menu itself. You can even try out the free trial of these add-ons to decide which one would better suit your taste.

Amazon Prime video Add on channels with cost

You can consider some of the Prime Video Channels and their prices are mentioned here-

  • Cinemax ($9.99/mo.), HBO ($14.99/month)
  •  Showtime ($10.99/month)
  • Starz ($8.99/month)
  • CBS All Access ($5.99/month)
  • Comedy Central Now ($3.99/month)
  • Hallmark Movies Now ($5.99/month)
  • Lifetime Movie Club ($3.99/month)
  • Sundance Now ($6.99/month). 
  • MLB.TV ($24.99/month) 
  • PGA Tour Live ($9.99/month).

15 Most Popular TV shows / Web Series

  1. Homecoming
  2. Forever
  3. Truth Seekers (2020)
  4. Undone
  5. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel 
  6. Fleabag 
  7. The Expanse
  8. Catastrophe 
  9. Transparent
  10. The Man in the High Castle
  11. Goliath
  12.  Tales From The Loop
  13. Patriot
  14. Sneaky Pete
  15. Bosch

15 Most Popular Movies on Amazon Prime Video

  1. The Expanse
  2. Blow the Man Down
  3. Sound of Metal
  4. Uncle Frank
  5. 2 Days in New York
  6. Get Duked! 
  7. An Education
  8. Late Night
  9. Manchester by the Sea
  10. The Handmaiden
  11. Honey Boy
  12. Unbreakable
  13. The 12 Lives of Sissy Carlyle 
  14. Small Axe
  15. The Big Sick

Conclusion

To conclude, Amazon Prime Video app is a budget deal for every viewer with one of the largest on-demand content libraries and exciting add-ons. I would suggest you take an Amazon Prime Membership if you already don't have one. Because it will not only give you access to Amazon Prime Video but all other perks such as music streaming, free two-day shipping, a Twitch Prime membership, and many more.

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