Amazon Prime Video is a streaming platform by online retail global giant Amazon. The service was launched in 2011 offering original as well as third-party content, similar to competitors. Amazon Prime includes Amazon Prime Video, a membership for Amazon customers. Further, this membership is like a regular fee to receive faster shipping and other perks as well, for instance, access to music streaming. You can also have Amazon Prime Video standalone subscription without signing up for Amazon Prime. The article below is all about Prime Video review, explaining its features, subscription packages, pros and cons, and much more.

Prime Video offers an impressive content list, including popular TV shows and movies like Silence of the Lambs, Heathers, and Scrubs. Originals from Amazon Primes like Reacher, Hanna, Upload, The Wheel of Time, The Boys, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, etc. In addition to these extensive content options, the service is branching into live additions of TV programs, offering live sports events and channels. Let’s have a close look at the Prime Video review for better understanding.

Amazon Prime Video Review: Pros and Cons

Pros Cons
Exemplary original content Less reliable to use as a standalone service
Allows you to rent or buy TV shows and movies Continue at losing third-party content 
HDR and 4K streaming Original content is limited
Multiple viewer profiles, offline download support, and audio descriptions  
Thursday night live football, WNBA games  
25,000 TV shows and movies, approximately  

Amazon Prime Video Review: Key Features

The streaming platform offers amazing key features to deliver better services, for instance, UK UHD with HDR quality, to deliver improved quality videos. Let’s dive into the details of some best features given in this Prime Video review about the platform:

X-Ray to Dive Deeper

One of the distinct Amazon Prime features that is mentioned in this Prime Video review is its X-Ray, which allows you to scroll up for more information while playing a movie or a show. You can have details of watching content like the cast, production details, soundtrack, etc. This is to keep a viewer away from ‘waiting’ to get access to the relevant content details while enjoying their streaming time.

4K UHD with HDR

Amazon originals and several other shows and movies are available for 4K UHD (Ultra High Definition) with HDR streaming. HDR delivers better picture quality, specifically on a good TV, rather than 4K resolution. You have only required a 4K UHD display along with a format-supporting streaming device.

Simultaneous Streams

Another important aspect of the service that is highlighted in this Prime Video review is, you can create a maximum of six user profiles and are allowed three screens, simultaneously. This means there is no need to wait for family and friends to watch the current episode of your favorite show. Moreover, you can have family time by sharing the same content on different screens.

Sports Channels

One of the most beneficial features discussed in this Prime Video review is for sports lovers, the availability of sports channels. For instance, Amazon Prime Video is becoming an exclusive platform for Thursday Night Football NFL games. Other than this the included sports channels are NFL Network, NBA League Pass, MLB Network, and much more.

Offline Downloads

Prime Video like many renowned streaming services allows you to download offline views for certain titles. Although the service is only available for Fire Tablet customers or for those having Prime Video App on their Android, iOS, Windows devices, or macOS.

Amazon Prime Video Review: Available Content

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Prime Videos has an extensive content library comprising originals and syndicated shows. The service stands among those streamers who allow you to buy or rent out additional movies and shows for later watching. Hence, this feature enables the platform to rank among the top streaming services offering huge buying and renting titles for offline leisure time. You can find some of the top-quality content titles of the service in the coming section of this Prime Video review.

Amazon Prime Video Original Productions

Amazon Prime Video started its services with third-party content but now is a giant producer of TV shows and movies. For instance, it has spent $1 billion approximately on the production of the current Lord of the Rings series.  

The given below in this Prime Video review are the most popular Prime Video original productions (movies and shows):

  1. Night Sky
  2. The Terminal List
  3. A League of Their Own
  4. Outer Range
  5. Undone
  6. The Peripheral
  7. The Wilds
  8. The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power
  9. The Consultant
  10. The Kids in the Hall

Amazon Prime Video Famous Movies and TV Shows Mentioned in this Prime Video Review are:

  1. Knock at the Cabin
  2. No Time to Die
  3. Licorice Pizza
  4. The Terminator
  5. Vikings
  6. The White Lotus
  7. Yellowstone
  8. The Devil’s Hour
  9. Fleabag
  10. The Wolf of Wall Street
  11. The Locksmith

Amazon Prime Video Documentaries

Amazon in recent years has turned towards original documentaries. For instance, One Child Nation, Time, Generation Wealth, Gimme Danger, etc. The Pure entertainments are The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia, and Hamilton: One Shot to Broadway. Furthermore, Citizenfour is about Edward Snowden an NSA whistleblower, and All In: The Fight for Democracy is about voter suppression. You can also find lower-budget documentaries about non-traditional medicine and spirituality like Food as Medicine.

Amazon Prime Video Anime

One of the catchy features of the service highlighted in this Prime Video review is, that the streaming site offers more for adults, although it contains a fine animation library for kids and a few anime titles as well. For instance, Crunchyroll is a good pick from Prime Video anime, similarly Invincible became an instant hit. Some other best anime for streaming include To Land of the Lotus, 2019 Dororo Reboot, and Vinland Saga. Overall, the platform still falters when it comes to a giant list of quality anime and cartoon productions.

Amazon Prime Video Live Sports

Prime Video in addition to on-demand content, has become an exclusive broadcaster for NFL Thursday Night Football games. This feature makes it a must-subscription site for die-hard football fans. Furthermore, Amazon allows streaming for Commissioner’s Cup Championship and WNBA regular season games. The service has also launched broadcasting select baseball Yankees games for New York residents. Hence, the streaming service is growing its live sports ambitions.

Amazon Prime Video Review: Subscriptions (Packages and Prices)

Prime Video offers two subscription packages, you can either choose a monthly subscription or a yearly plan. There will be a free one-month trial of Prime as well to better understand the streaming options at zero cost. Let’s have a look at the table given below in this Prime Video review to understand its subscription packages:

Amazon prime Video  
Monthly plan charges $14.99
Length of free trial 30 days
Movies and TV shows 24, 000 movies, 2,100 TV shows, approximately
Live sports streaming option Yes
Rent out or buy a movie Yes
Streaming quality 4K UHD with HDR (some content is in low picture quality)
Yearly plan charges $139

Prime Video Interface

The globally leading streaming service’s user interface is a bit overcrowded as Amazon has linked it with its larger marketplace. All the video content appears in the same user interface, which also includes content that is not available on Prime Video. It means you can also view the TV shows and movies that are available for purchase or rent.

The interface gets better when you start going inside the menu for browsing and searching. Further, you can find helpful genres and categories for selection, also some top shows are highlighted at the side too. The platform has added a blue flag to point out what content is available for Prime members. Once a person gets familiar with the structure, there won’t be a problem finding anything.

Prime Video Mobile App

Amazon does not come with a separate Amazon video app as every video account uses the Prime Video app. The interface on the mobile looks quite identical to the website, although scaled down for a phone screen. The app seems similar to other streaming apps with vivid content thumbnails and dark backgrounds. You can find menu options at the top of the screen: Home, Originals, TV, Movies, and Kids. A new menu button to navigate between the sections: channels, search, store, and MY Stuff.

Parental Control

Similar to many other streaming platforms Amazon Prime Video offers parental control, allowing a parent to keep a check over their kids. For parental control activation, you’ll require a PIN for every purchase, also it restricts streaming according to age. Moreover, you can designate accounts specifically as a kid’s profile.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Prime Video available with a membership of Amazon Prime?

Yes, you can have access to Prime Video with Amazon Prime membership. You can go through the above section of Prime Video review for more information about its subscription packages.

How much does it cost to rent a movie on Amazon Prime Video?

It depends on your choice or movie selection. The lowest price can be $2.99 usually for older releases. The maximum price goes up to $19.99 for current theatrical releases.

What comes along with Amazon Prime Video?

Amazon Prime Video contains 25,000 TV shows and movies that includes Amazon originals, film premiers, and live sports for $8.99 per month, or with a $14.99 Amazon membership. Prime Video streams with HDR, 4K UHD, and permits mobile offline downloads over numerous contents.
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