How to find Amazon Prime Video

The online marketplace has made it trickier to get the lower-cost £5.99 a month plan

Amazon has two plans – Amazon Prime which costs £8.99 a month and cheaper Prime Video-only which is £5.99 a month.

But the video-only plan is much harder to find if you don’t know where to look. It used to be on the main sign-up page but Amazon’s removed it now. In case you missed it, Andy and I discussed the elusive Prime Video in our recent podcast (episode 379)

But never fear as below, I’ll explain exactly how to find it. 

What’s the difference between Prime and Prime Video-only?

Amazon Prime includes access to its TV and film streaming service, ad-free Amazon Music Prime and Prime Reading, its ebook service. 

You’ll also get other benefits such as one-day delivery and same-day delivery, for some orders, photo storage and Prime gaming. Every year Prime members also get access to exclusive discounts.

It costs £8.99 a month or £95 if you pay upfront for a year. 

You can read Andy’s full review of Amazon Prime here and his verdict on whether it’s worth it.

Amazon’s video-only plan is exactly what it says on the tin. You can stream TV and films and download them for offline viewing on your tablet or phone. It’s £5.99 a month and you don’t need to sign up for any long contract.

It’s a great money saver if you’re only in it for the streaming service and aren’t fussed by the other bells and whistles.

How do I find Prime Video-only?

If you go straight to Amazon’s Prime sign up page, you may see a similar page to the one below.

As I’ve not got Prime, Amazon’s offering me a 30 day free trial. After that it costs £8.99 a month. If you’re not eligible for the trial, it’ll likely just say you’ll be paying £8.99 as soon as you sign up. 

Either way, so far there’s no mention of the video-only plan. But follow these steps and you’ll be able to sign up

Step 1: Go to the Prime Video tab 

Instead you need to sign up via the Prime Video part of the site. You’ll find this via this link or in the white/grey bar between Amazon Prime and Prime Student. Once you’ve clicked on the tab you should see this page. 

Step 2: Click on the ‘Start your 30 day free trial’ button. 

You’ll be taken to this page and as you can see the only current option it gives you is full Prime for £8.99 a month. Again, if you can’t take up the trial this page will indicate you’ll be paying for full Prime.

Step 3: Change the plan

If you click the ‘change’ button on the right side, in the ‘Plan’ row, you’ll be able to choose Prime Video. You should see the page below and you just need to click on Prime Video before clicking ‘Continue’.

Step 4: Enjoy Video-only

Ta-da – you’re now on the Prime Video-only plan.

Where could you previously find Prime Video?

Amazon used to have its Prime Video plan on its main plan page. But as you can see below it’s no longer there. If you click on the ‘Start your 30-day free trial’ button you’ll be taken to a payment page. 

The no-advert premium

In February this year Amazon introduced adverts on its Prime Video platform.

Customers who’d prefer an ad-free experience have to pay an extra £2.99 for the privilege. This applies to Prime, Prime Student and Prime Video.

So if you already pay £5.99 for Prime Video, going ad-free will cost you £8.98 a month – an extra 50%. And for Prime customers, it’ll mean you’ll be paying £11.98 a month.

Even if you pay the extra, you’ll still see adverts on live events, such as sports, and whatever you watch on Amazon’s Freevee service. 

The best TV and film streaming deals

If you’re not happy with Amazon, there are plenty more streaming services you can consider. 

We’ve listed the top streaming services, including free trials. 


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