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All the extra perks you get with a Prime Video free trial

There’s more to the Amazon Prime Video free trial than just movies and TV shows.

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Brodie Fogg
Jun 26, 2020
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If you’re looking to check out some of the top-shelf exclusives in Prime Video’s TV show and movie collection, you can try it out for 30 days without paying a cent. It’s an excellent offer for the Prime Video streaming service, but there’s a lot more to the trial and subscription than you might think if you only came here looking to stream Good Omens for free.

How to get an Amazon Prime Video free trial

First of all, make sure you're not already a Prime subscriber. As this article details, there are many entry points to an Amazon Prime subscription and if you're already paying for 2-day delivery, or Twitch Prime, you might already have access to Prime Video. If not, follow these steps:

  1. Head to the Prime Video website
  2. If you already have a Prime login, click 'Prime Member? Sign in' and log in with your account details. That includes any login you've ever created on Amazon. Otherwise...
  3. If you're not a member, click 'Start your 30-day free trial'
  4. Amazon will ask you to sign in with your details. If you've never created an account, scroll down to 'New to Amazon?' and click 'Create your Amazon account'.
  5. Enter your name, email address, and password (twice for confirmation), and click 'Create your Amazon account'
  6. Boom. You can now enjoy 30 days of Prime Video (and everything else) for 30 days without paying anything.
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What else does an Amazon Prime Video free trial offer?

Prime Video’s 30-day free trial includes access to the streaming service’s massive library of TV shows and movies, of course, but it also includes all the perks and benefits associated with a typical Amazon Prime subscription. Perks like free 2-day shipping, exclusive early access to timed deals and shopping events (e.g., Prime Day), e-books, comics and kids’ books included with Prime Reading, free monthly games and in-game loot with Twitch Prime, and over 2 million songs with Amazon’s Spotify competitor Prime Music. And if you choose to continue after the free trial for $9.99 per month, you’ll continue to reap those rewards.

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Thousands of TV shows and movies

The main attraction, and probably the reason you’re here, is 30 days of Amazon Prime Video for free. When the Netflix competitor first launched in Australia, it was a long way behind the competition. But since then, the app’s user experience and the content library have improved significantly, thanks mostly to quality exclusives like The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Undone, and its headline sci-fi epic, The Expanse.

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Prime Music

Amazon’s Spotify alternative for music streaming.

In the same way Prime Video is a viable Netflix alternative, Prime Music (or Amazon Music Unlimited), is a solid contender for your next music streaming service. Prime Music’s library might not be quite as colossal as Spotify, but it offers a high fidelity plan (like Tidal) for the most enthusiastic audiophiles in the room.

Prime Shopping

Free and expedited delivery

Free 2-day delivery is one of the reasons most regular Amazon Prime subscribers pay the $9.99 per month premium. It gives you free 2-day delivery (with no minimum purchase) on a vast selection of eligible domestic products, and free international delivery on purchase over $49.

Exclusive early-bird deals

The other thing that lures standard Amazon Prime subscribers is early access to lightning deals and huge shopping events, like Prime Day. Amazon Prime subscribers get a 30-minute window to take advantage of the best deals before non-subscribers get the chance. It’s a huge perk, especially in times when stock is limited.

Prime Reading

Thousands of e-books

Reading. It’s like television but with way more subtitles. Prime Video subscribers get unbridled access to Amazon’s literary collection of e-books, short stories, comics, and kids’ books. It’s a lot like Amazon’s more popular Kindle Unlimited service with one key difference: Kindle Unlimited gives subscribers access to over 1 million titles at any time, whereas Prime Reading has a rotating list of over 1,000 titles. There’s still loads to read, but you can’t be sure that what you’re looking for will be available when you’re ready to read, unlike Kindle Unlimited is almost a sure thing.

Twitch Prime

Free games every month, and exclusive in-game loot

Most know Twitch as the most prominent destination for live video game streams, but there are a few perks for gamers that Twitch Prime offers that extend past the streaming platform itself. Most impressive is Twitch Prime’s free monthly games. Like PlayStation Plus and Xbox Games with Gold, Twitch Prime offers a selection of free PC games every month. For example, this month, Twitch Prime offers Samurai Shodown II, The King of Fighters 2002, and more for free.

Then there’s the exclusive discounts and in-game loot. This month, Red Dead Redemption 2 players can score a discount on in-game items, and Destiny 2 players can access the Cerebral Explosion Exotic bundle drop.

Brodie Fogg
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Brodie Fogg
Brodie Fogg is the Australian editorial lead at He has covered consumer tech, telecommunications, video games, streaming and entertainment for over five years at websites like WhistleOut and Finder and can be found sharing streaming recommendations at 7NEWS every month.

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