You love to dedicate part of your free time to watch movies and TV series on streaming platforms, and you have heard very well about Prime Video: a service offered by Amazon that allows you to see lots of entertainment content from PC, smartphone, tablet and TV in excellent quality and with a constantly expanding catalogue. You are really curious to test it but, since you would not want to subscribe to yet another “blind” subscription, you would like to know how to get Amazon Prime Video for free.
Things are this way, am I right? Then you will be happy to know that in the next chapters I will show you how to activate the Amazon Prime Video free trial and how to use it to watch movies, TV series and any other entertainment content available on this streaming platform.
If you can’t wait to get started, what you need to do is sit comfortably and pay attention to all the tips that I will give you in the next paragraphs. I am sure that, at the end of the reading, you will have all the information you need to start watching TV series and movies on Prime Video for free! Having said that, I just have to wish you a good read and, above all, a good vision!
How to get Amazon Prime Video for free
Before explaining how to get Amazon Prime Video for free, it’s important to give you some information about this service. First of all, you need to know that the subscription to Amazon Prime Video has a cost of 41.00 $ / year or 5$ / month, with a free 30-day trial.
If you are a university student, you can request Amazon Prime Student at the promotional price of 20 $ / year for a maximum of 4 years, to then pay the standard subscription price. With the student plan, you can take advantage of a 90-day free trial period.
The advantage of having Prime Video is that with a single subscription, you can access different additional services. In fact, Prime Video is a service offered with Amazon’s Prime subscription, for fast deliveries throughout Italy at no additional cost. In addition to this, you can also take advantage of Prime Video, Prime Music, Prime Reading, Twitch Prime, Amazon Photos and have early access to the flash offers on the famous e-commerce platform.
For this reason, by subscribing to a Prime subscription, you can automatically gain access to Prime Video. As for the subscription of the Prime subscription, you can do this from the Amazon website (for the Prime Student program click on this link instead ), and you can also consult this guide of mine dedicated to the subject, in case you had Some doubts.
If, on the other hand, you want to activate Prime Video directly from this specific service, you can consult the next chapter of this guide, where I will tell you in detail how to proceed both from the official Prime Video website and from the service app for smartphones and tablets.
How to activate Amazon Prime Video for free
To activate Amazon Amazon Prime Video for free, you must necessarily have an Amazon account. If you do not yet have one, you can do this directly from the official Amazon website.
In any case, I advise you to consult my guide on how to register on Amazon. In which I explained in detail how to create an account also via the app for smartphones and tablets. Please be advised that in any case, you can create a free Amazon account even during the Amazon Prime Video activation phase. So let’s see in detail how to proceed with the subscription to this service.
First of all, know that the procedure for activating the free Prime Video subscription can be performed both from smartphones and tablets, through the appropriate app, and directly from the official website of the service. But let’s go in order.
Suppose you want to activate Prime Video from the Web. Go to the official website of the service and, on the home page, click the Subscribe button and use it for free for 30 days. Suppose you are a student and want to take advantage of the 90-day trial. I refer you to the previous chapter, where I told you about the Prime Student program.
After clicking on the button, I have indicated, enter the login information for your Amazon account and then press the Sign-in button. If you do not yet have an Amazon account, press the Create your Amazon account button below instead and follow the instructions on the screen.
At this point, you will be shown a summary screen through which will indicate the billing address, the payment method, the email address of your Amazon account and the subscription plan that will be activated after the free trial period.
If after the free trial you want to activate the monthly plan, instead of the annual one (selected by default), press the Edit button next to the wording Subscription and choose the Prime Monthly plan . Then confirm the procedure using the Continue button. If you find errors in the billing address or in the payment method, you can make the appropriate corrections using the appropriate Modify buttons.
Once this is done, you just have to press the Subscribe button and use it for free for 30 days. Below, to confirm the activation of the free trial on Amazon Prime Video. Was it easy, am I right?
If, on the other hand, you want to act directly from the Prime Video app. Available on Android and iOS / iPad. The procedure to follow is the same as that seen previously. Therefore, after launching the Prime Video app. Log in with your Amazon account.
Once this is done, you will be directed to the main screen for using this service. Tap on the thumbnail of any content among those available and press the Look button with Amazon Prime. At this point, you will be shown the same summary screen previously seen for activating the free trial from the Web.
Suppose the data are not correct, press on the corresponding item to access the detail and make all the necessary changes. If the data is correct, instead confirm the activation. Using the Subscribe button and use it for free for 30 days.
I remind you that after the end of the free trial. You will be charged according to the plan subscribed (monthly or yearly). You can unsubscribe at any time from the Your Account section. I told you in detail about this topic in my guide on how to disable Amazon Prime.
Suppose you want more information on the process of activating a subscription to Prime Video. My advice is to carefully read all the instructions that I have provided you in my guide on how to activate Amazon Prime Video.
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How to watch Amazon Prime Video for free
Now that you have a Prime Video subscription with the temporary free trial. It’s time to find out how to view the content offered by the service. Know that this on-demand streaming platform is available on a wide range of devices—certainly many of which you already have.
First of all, Prime Video can be used on computers. Through the appropriate official website. It is compatible with most of the web browsers around. Therefore you can enjoy the contents through Google Chrome. Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer, Safari and Opera.
In case you are in possession of a PC with the Windows 10 operating system. The Prime video desktop application is also available for free download from the Microsoft Store. I warn you that the latter is the ideal solution on your PC. As it also allows you to be able to download content in offline mode. A feature excluded from a web browser.
Suppose you have an Android smartphone or tablet or an iPhone or iPad. You can play the Prime Video content through the app of the same name for these platforms. Therefore, you will need to download the app from the Play Store or from alternative Android stores or from the iOS / iPad App Store.
The Prime Video application is also available on Smart TV: on many TV models. You can download the app from the appropriate integrated store. At present, Prime Video is present on Smart TVs from Sony, Samsung, Panasonic, LG, Hisense, Philips, Sharp, AOC and Haier, just to name a few brands.
Suppose you don’t own a Smart TV. You can then rely on external devices that can be connected to the TV via HDMI. An example is game consoles, such as PS3, PS4 and Xbox One, some Blu-Ray players Sony, LG, Panasonic and Samsung, or set-top boxes and dongles. Such as Chromecast, Nvidia Shield and Apple TV.
Finally, you can also enjoy Prime Video’s entertainment content on some Amazon devices. Such as the famous Fire TV Stick dongle. Tablet Fire and some Echo devices with a screen, such as Echo Show and Echo Spot.
In general, after downloading the Prime Video application from your device store. All you have to do is log in with your Amazon account (on which the Prime subscription must be active). In order to enjoy the content on the platform.
Do you want to deepen this topic? No problem: to find out in detail how to download and use Prime Video applications on various devices, see my guide on how to see Amazon Prime Video.
How to use Amazon Prime Video for free
Regardless of the device on which you want to play the contents included in Prime Video. The operation of the service is identical: it can only change the layout of the cards. In the next lines, therefore, I will show you how the interface of the application for smartphones and tablets and for PC is structured, which you can take as a reference to manage the service on other devices.
On PC via a web browser, Prime Video is very simple to use as everything you need to access the different contents is available in the top bar. In fact, in the Home section, you are offered all the featured content (films and TV series) divided by specific categories, through the Categories tab. However, you can access the Movies, TV Series or Children section.
All the contents saved in the favourites. However, are available in the My Videos section at the top. Finally, the Store tab allows you to access entertainment content available only for a fee (for rent or purchase).
To see a Prime Video content, all you have to do is click on its thumbnail and then press the Play button. If a movie, or the Play button next to the episode of the selected TV series. By doing so, you will be shown the player, on which there are the classic controls for managing playback (Play, Pause, audio, language and subtitle selection, quality adjustment and full-screen viewing ).
On the Prime Video for Windows 10 desktop client. These tabs are available on the left sidebar and. In addition, there is the Download tab. Where all the contents downloaded for offline viewing will be present. To download content, you must access its tab and press the Download button, next to the one for playback.
Finally, as regards the app for smartphones and tablets. The tabs relating to the Movies, TV Series and Children categories. On the other hand, are present in the area at the top of the Home section.
Suppose you want to know more about how to use Amazon Prime Video. Also, have more information on this streaming service. My advice is to consult this guide of mine dedicated to the topic.
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