Can you stream movies for free on Amazon Prime Video?

The Farewell photo via A24 press
The Farewell photo via A24 press /

Can you stream movies for free on Amazon Prime Video? The answer to this question is—sort of. Here’s what we know!

In order to watch some movies without any additional fee, you’ll need an Amazon Prime account. A Prime account allows you to use the “free” tab on Amazon Prime Video to access an assortment of free movies. Without the account, these movies will only be available through payment.

What is an Amazon Prime account?

Perhaps, the best Amazon perk is paying $139 a year (or $14.99 a month) for a subscription to Amazon Prime, which provides members with access to premium shopping, services, discounts, faster shipping and, you guessed it, entertainment through Prime Video.

What is Amazon Prime Video?

In addition to Amazon Music Prime and unlimited reading options, Amazon Prime includes Prime Video. Prime Video offers members to stream thousands of movies and shows for free.

Members can watch the program of their choice on various devices, including an Amazon Fire TV, Echo Show, Roku, Apple TV, Chromecast, PC, iOS, Android, game consoles, smart TVs and most smartphones.

The “Free to me” or “Included with Prime” icons in Prime Video will display all of the free videos you can watch with your Prime membership. There are over 5,000 titles to choose from, including bingeable throwbacks like Dexter, emotional rollercoasters like The Farewell,  the latest Amazon originals like The Legend of Vox Machina. And so much more!

Prime Video also gives users the ability to subscribe to premium streaming services, like HBO and Showtime for a fee.

What is currently your go-to streaming service? If you haven’t checked out Amazon Prime Video, with so much content on the way, you may want to sign up for a free trial to check out everything the platform has to offer.

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