Amazon Prime Video Subscription Price

The most cost-effective way to access Prime Video is with an Amazon Prime ($119/year) or Amazon Prime Student ($59/year) membership. Access to shows on a number of popular channels is not included. Amazon Prime Video subscribers will pay $107.88 per year for access to thousands of movies and TV shows. Amazon is known for its original programming such as The Man in the High Castle, Hand of. If you happen to be a student then you are in luck as Amazon also offers a Prime Student membership which comes with all of the same benefits, including Prime Video but at a greatly reduced price. If subscribed to on a yearly basis, Amazon Prime membership in 2019 costs $119. This is by far the cheapest solution in the long-term as it works out to be around $9.92 per month. Enjoy exclusive Amazon Originals as well as popular movies and TV shows. Watch anytime, anywhere. Start your free trial.

A detailed comparison table puts together the cost of Amazon Prime membership in different countries.
Amazon Prime Video Subscription Price

Amazon Prime is a subscription-based program that was launched by Amazon in February 2005.

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Since that time, the program evolved from a simple free shipping offer to a powerful combination of tailored services, exclusive deals, and shopping benefits.

According to Consumer Intelligence Research Partners, in mid-2017, Prime had at least 80 million members spending an average of $1,300 annually with Amazon.

What’s most important, Amazon Prime membership is available not only to customers of Amazon.com store, living in the United States.

Keep reading, and you will learn the cost of Amazon Prime membership in your country. The service is offered almost everywhere where a localized Amazon store is running, for instance, United Kingdom, Canada, Japan, or France. In some cases, like Germany, Amazon Prime is also offered in neighboring countries as well.

Why are so many customers getting interested in Amazon Prime membership? The program gives customers a plenty of benefits in five major areas:

  • shipping – fast and free shipping on millions of eligible items,
  • streaming – unlimited access to movies, TV series, and music,
  • shopping – early or exclusive access to best Amazon deals,
  • reading – free access to Prime Reading, Audible Channels, and Kindle Owners’ Lending Library,
  • spending – reward programs with Prime credit cards.

Obviously, the most advanced Prime ecosystem is running in the US Amazon Store. And it’s where other countries could follow.

As you will see below, in some countries Amazon Prime is offered in two subscription plans: annual and monthly. The fees in other countries may seem unbelievably low, but it’s usually where the number of features is pretty limited.

It’s good to mention that Prime Video, the most important element of Amazon Prime program, is offered as a separate subscription. It means you can buy it separately, for a lower price, without getting other Prime benefits.

In two countries, the United States and the United Kingdom, Prime Video is being served from Amazon stores. However, the service is now available for users from over 200 countries around the world, serving from a standalone domain at PrimeVideo.com. Different prices are set for different countries and regions. You will be able to see the monthly cost when you sign up for a free trial.

Under the table, you will see a timeline of Amazon Prime membership price changes.

Amazon Prime membership cost – monthly and annual fees

Amazon StoreCountryMonthlyAnnual
Amazon.comUnited StatesUSD 12.99USD 99
Amazon.co.ukUnited KingdomGBP 7.99GBP 79
Amazon.caCanadaCND 79
Amazon.frFranceEUR 5.99EUR 49
Amazon.deGermany, AustriaEUR 7.99EUR 69
Amazon.deThe Netherlands, Belgium, LuxembourgEUR 5.99EUR 49
Amazon.itItalyEUR 19.99
Amazon.esSpainEUR 19.95
Amazon.com.mxMexicoMXN 899
449 for first year
Amazon.inIndiaINR 999
Amazon.co.jpJapanJPY 400JPY 3,900
Amazon.cnChinaRMB 388
288 for first year

Amazon Prime membership price changes

Below, we are tracking the changes of Amazon Prime subscription in the US and other countries.

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January 2018
Amazon is raising the price of the monthly Prime fee in the United States. The new rate is set at $12.99, compared to $10.99 so far. It’s an 18% price increase.

March 2014
The yearly cost of Prime membership is raised from $79 to $99 (25% price change), although Amazon was thinking about raising the fee even more, to $119.

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Prime has been a big hit for Amazon.

The membership service -- which gives users access to free two-day shipping, music, movies and other perks -- has over 100 million subscribers. On Thursday, the tech giant announced it's hiking the annual price of Prime to $119 from $99.

Amazon Prime Video Subscription Price

Although the service launched in 2005, Amazon(AMZN) didn't aggressively start stepping up its offerings until years later.

Here are some of the major features Amazon has added over the years.

February 2005: Amazon Prime is born. Members pay $79 per year for free two-day shipping in the US on eligible purchases.

February 2011: Prime members are given access to over 5,000 movies and TV shows without ads for free.

March 2014: The annual Prime membership fee is raised to $99 from $79.

April 2014: Amazon announces Prime Pantry. Members can order non-perishable items, such as dish soap and paper towels, in one box for a flat fee of $5.99. The price is now $7.99.

June 2014: Prime Music is announced. Members have free access to commercial-free streaming of over two million songs and more than 1,000 playlists and stations.

September 2014: Amazon Studios' comedy series Transparent debuts. In 2015, the show won two Golden Globe awards -- the first major award for Amazon Studios.

November 2014: Amazon adds Prime Photos, which gives members free unlimited photo storage on the Prime Photos app.

December 2014: Prime Now launches in New York City with free two-hour delivery and one-hour delivery for $7.99. The service has since expanded to 32 metro areas, including Atlanta, Houston and Chicago.

May 2015: Prime members can now get free same-day and one-day delivery on qualifying orders over $35. As of 2018, the service is available in over 8,000 cities and towns.

July 2015: Amazon Prime Day was created to celebrate the company's 20th anniversary. The online shopping event featured deals only for Prime Members and drew comparisons to Black Friday.

July 2016: The company hosts a second Prime Day. Subscriber orders jumped more than 60% globally compared to the first Prime Day.

October 2016: Amazon introduces Prime Reading, which offers unlimited access to a rotating selection of over 1,000 books, Audible narrations and magazines.

December 2016: Amazon adds a Prime membership option for $10.99 per month for those who don't want to commit to a full year.

January 2017: Amazon partners with Chase on the Amazon Prime Rewards Visa Signature Card. It's only available to Prime members, and gets cardholders 5% back on all Amazon.com purchases.

June 2017: Amazon launches Prime Wardrobe, which lets Prime members try on clothing and accessories before buying them.

July 2017: The tech giant reports record sales for its third annual Prime Day, topping its numbers for previous Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping periods.

October 2017: The company unveils Amazon Key, a service for Prime members that lets delivery drivers into homes to drop off packages. Users have to buy a kit ($249.99) with an Amazon security camera and a compatible smart lock.

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January 2018: Amazon announces the monthly fee for a Prime subscription is increasing to $12.99 from $10.99.

February 2018: Prime members in select cities can get free two-hour delivery from Whole Foods, which the company acquired in 2017.

April 2018: Amazon launches a new service in 37 US cities that delivers packages to the trunks of cars for free if you're a Prime member.

Amazon Prime Video Subscription Cost

Amazon also raises the Prime membership fee to $119 from $99 per year.

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CNNMoney (New York) First published April 28, 2018: 8:37 AM ET