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Is Prime Video free for Amazon Prime? Prime Video and Freevee prices explained

You can watch for free with a 30-day trial, and some shows and movies are free with ads.
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September 21, 2022
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Amazon Prime remains one of the best online subscription programs you can get. Even with a price of $14.99 a month or $139 for an annual subscription, Amazon Prime offers features like free shipping for tons of items, access to free music, ebooks, and magazines, discounts at Whole Foods, and more. It also gives users access to Amazon Prime Video, with thousands of streaming movies and TV shows, including acclaimed original series and films, and most recently, the addition of live NFL Thursday Night Football. However, many people who might want to save some money might ask, “is Prime Video free?”.

The answer to that question is actually a bit more complicated than you might think. Here’s a look at how you can access Prime Video for free for a little while, and how you can continue to watch some movies and shows for no price at all via Amazon Freevee. You can sign up for Amazon Prime Video at the link below

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Amazon Prime Video offers access to thousands of movies and TV shows to stream. That includes great original shows and movies like The Boys and The Tomorrow War. You can also sign up for other premium services within Amazon Prime Video.

THE SHORT ANSWER

New customers can access Prime Video as part of an Amazon Prime subscription, and it's free for the first 30 days. After that, you can still watch a lot of great shows and movies for free, with ads, on Amazon Freevee. Prime Video, however, is included with Amazon Prime for $14.99 a month or $139 for a year.

KEY SECTIONS

Is Prime Video Free with Amazon Prime?

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If you are a new Amazon Prime subscriber, you can get access to Prime Video as part of its normal features. Unlike other streaming services like Netflix, HBO Max, and Disney Plus that have ditched their previous free trial offers, Amazon Prime still offers a generous 30-day free period to check out all its features, including Prime Video. You can cancel that subscription at any time before the free trial ends and not pay one thing.

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If you choose to keep your Prime subscription, you can still access all of Prime Video’s content, including its live Thursday Night Football games, as part of the Amazon Prime monthly price of $14.99 or $139 for a yearly subscription. Again, that includes a ton of other features as well.

Does Prime Video have completely free content?

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Yes! For the past few years, Amazon Prime Video has had a section with content that can be accessed without any subscription at all. Amazon has changed its name a couple of times, but has recently settled on Amazon Freevee. Films and series can be watched on the Prime Video website under the Freevee banner for free, and there are also separate Freevee apps for smart TVs and mobile devices.

What to watch on Amazon Freevee for free

There are a ton of free movies and shows to watch on Freevee. Here’s just a sample of what you can currently stream for free:

Movies

TV Shows

Freevee also has a small but growing number of exclusive shows and movies, including Bosch: Legacy, Sprung, and Judy Justice.

FAQs

Yes. You can get Prime Video on its own for $9.99 a month. However, there is no 30 day free trial for that plan.

It varies somewhat, but you should see about 10 minutes of ads for each hour of a Freevee movie or TV show.

Right now there’s no way to bypass the ads if you are watching Freevee shows and movies. All shows and films on Prime Video are available ad-free, except for live Thursday Night Football matches.