With over 150 million subscribers in more than 200 countries and territories, Amazon Prime is one of the biggest competitive threats to market leader Netflix. Amazon Prime Video is owned and operated by Amazon. The company has been increasing the production of original content in the past few years, hence the growing number of subscribers. Prime Video is not your traditional streaming service.
Unlike Netflix and Hulu where subscribers have to pay for the service, Amazon Prime members get Prime Video passively — at no additional cost — when they pay an annual $119 for free shipping. Over the years, Prime Video has evolved into a premium streaming platform. With an impressive catalog of movies and original content such as Fleabag, The Marvellous Mrs. Maisel, The Boys, and Undone, Amazon Prime Video is definitely worth trying out.
If you already have Amazon Prime membership, then you are in luck. Prime Video offers a lot of features to help subscribers make their viewing experience more enjoyable, some of you may not even know about it. In this article, we look at Prime Video features, tips, and tricks to help you get the most out of your viewing. Read on to learn more.
Watch Your Favourite Prime Video Content on The Go
Back in 2015, Prime Video introduced a download feature on its platform. It was the first major streaming platform to do so. Ideal for commutes and long flights, the download feature allows users to watch content without an internet connection. All you have to do is hit the download button on the video you want to save for offline viewing. With the exception of Amazon Fire Stick, you can download videos on any Fire, Android, or iOS device.
Use Parental Controls to Restrict Viewing
Prime Video allows you to control what your children are watching. The streaming service features built-in parental controls which you can use to restrict the type of content the little people in your house can see. Prime Video allows you to purchase or rent movies, TV shows, and other content. Go to the parental controls tab on Prime Video settings to set up a five-digit PIN. You can use the parental control feature to restrict viewing and purchases.
Share Your Prime Membership
Amazon Prime members can share their Prime benefits, including Prime Video, with friends and family. You can share Amazon Video features with one adult and up to four children. Previously, Prime members were allowed to share their membership with up to four adults. Go to Amazon Households page to add members of your family to your account and share your Amazon Prime benefits. The adult member is required to create an account.
Create A Watchlist
Prime Video’s catalogue is updated regularly and keeping up with all the new TV shows and movies can be a challenge. Often, you will come across a good show or film but can’t watch it immediately because you don’t have time. Don’t worry, the watchlist feature on Prime Video allows you to create a list of movies and TV shows that you want to watch. You can watch the content you add to your watchlist at a later date when you have the time.
Use A VPN To Unlock Blocked Content
Just like other streaming services, some content on Amazon Prime Video is locked down geographically. Only users in the UK and the US have access to the vast catalog of movies and TV shows on Prime Video. However, there are ways around geographical restrictions. Using a Virtual Private Network (VPN) is one of them. You can use an Amazon Firestick VPN to change your location to say US or UK and access content restricted to these regions.
Video streaming has grown to become a popular phenomenon since 2007 — when Netflix expanded its operations to streaming media. With its vast library of films and TV shows, free shipping, etc., Amazon Prime Video offers the best bang for your buck. Use these tips to make sure that you get the best out of your Amazon Prime Video subscription.