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Here's how to set up Amazon Prime Video profiles

It's time to add some Amazon Prime Video profiles to your account and here's how to do it, along with adding Kids profile.

Published onMarch 29, 2021

After many years of waiting, Amazon Prime Video profiles are finally available for subscribers to the streaming video service. You can add multiple profiles to one account. That means family members who share your account can have their own customer Prime Video layout. Here’s how to set up Amazon Prime Video profiles and how to set up a Kids profile.

Read: What’s new on Amazon Prime Video

You can sign up for the service at the link below, with a 30-day free trial.

Can you make profiles on Amazon Prime Video?

After many years of requesting this feature, subscribers in the US and other countries finally got support for profiles in early July 2020.

How many profiles can you have on Amazon Prime Video?

You can have as many as six different profiles on one account.

How to make different profiles on Amazon Prime Video via a web browser

If you are setting up different profiles on Amazon Prime Video’s web site, here’s how to add one:

1. On the main Prime Video page, you should see a “Who’s Watching” menu selection and the main profile near the top right corner of the page. Click on the menu.

amazon prime video menu

2. Click on the “Add new” selection on the menu.

3. This should take you to the New Profile page. Type in the person’s name for this new profile, and then click on the “Save Changes” box. That’s all you need to do to put in a new profile.

add new selection

Set up for mobile apps

If you are using the Amazon Prime Video mobile app for iOS and Android to set up a new profile, here’s how to do it.

mobile screenshots

1. Open the app, and then tap on the “My Stuff” icon at the bottom right corner.

2. You should see the main profile menu on the My Stuff section’s top left corner. Tap on it.

3. The menu should pop up. Tap on the “Create Profile” option.

4. Type in the name of the new profile and then tap on the “Save” box. That’s it.

Kids setup

kids screen

The service also has a special Kids profile. It only allows Prime Video content rated for kids 12 and under to be displayed when it goes live. Search results and suggestions are also restricted under the Kids profile, and video purchases are also restricted.

Setting up the Kids profile on both the web and mobile devices is accomplished exactly like how you would add a user to Prime Video. After you type in the new profile’s name, the only change is to click or tap onto the “Kids profile” toggle, and it will become one. You can also use the default Kids profile set up in the system and switch between it and other Prime Video different profiles.

That’s how to set up Amazon Prime Video Profiles. We will update this post if any changes or additions are made.

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