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Amazon Prime Australia: the next streaming service to raise prices

All good things come to an end.

Fergus Halliday
May 02, 2023
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The cost of Amazon Prime is going up.

Amazon has announced that the Australian price of Prime membership will rise from $6.99 per month to $9.99 per month from June onwards.

According to Amazon Australia's Head of Prime Marcos Regalo, this increase is the first step towards the addition of new membership benefits for the service.

“Prime members love the combination of shopping, savings and entertainment in one membership that Prime provides them, and we are committed to continue investing in and growing the value of Prime," he said.

"With the continued expansion of Prime member benefits, and so we can continue growing the offering, we will change the price of Prime from $6.99 to $9.99/month, and the annual membership from $59 to $79.” 

Those who sign up for Prime before May 24th will get 1 month at the original rate (on top of the free trial period) before being moved onto the new one. Existing Prime members will be charged the new price from June 28th onward.

The cost of the annual Prime membership plan is also slated to rise from $59 per year to $79 per year. However, so long as you sign up for an annual plan before either of the dates above, you should be able to lock in your next year of membership at the cheaper price point rather than the more expensive one.

While Amazon is far from the only streamer to raise its prices in recent times, this move represents the first such rise for Prime since it first launched in Australia. From 2018 until now, Amazon has held the line as one of the cheapest sources of quality original series and movies. From June this year, that'll no longer be the case.

For a sense of how Amazon Prime Video compares to the rest of Australia's streaming landscape, check out the comparison table below.

Service
Details
Monthly price
More info
Binge LogoBinge Standard plan
4K streaming
2 streams
Deal: 7-day free trial
$18/mth
Apple TV+Apple TV+ plan
4K streaming
6 streams (Family Sharing)
Deal: 7-day free trial
$12.99/mth
Disney PlusDisney+ Standard plan
HD streaming
2 streams
Deal: $139.99 for 12mths
$13.99/mth
Disney PlusDisney+ Premium plan
4K streaming
4 streams
Deal: $179.99 for 12mths
$17.99/mth
NetflixNetflix Standard + Ads
HD streaming
2 streams
$7.99/mth
StanStan Basic plan
SD streaming
1 stream
$12/mth
Kayo SportsKayo One Plan
HD streaming
1 stream
Deal: 7-day free trial
$25/mth
Foxtel Now | 2022 logo | Reviews.org AustraliaFoxtel Now Essentials
HD streaming
2 streams
Access to over 30 channels
Deal: 10-day free trial
$25/mth
ShudderShudder plan
HD streaming
1 stream
Deal: 7-day free trial
$6.99/mth
Hayu | Provider logoHayu Plan
HD streaming
1 stream
Deal: 7-day free trial
$6.99/mth
Paramount+Paramount+ plan
HD streaming
2 streams
Deal: 7-day free trial
$9.99/mth
Fergus Halliday
Written by
Fergus Halliday
Fergus Halliday is a journalist and editor for Reviews.org. He’s written about technology, telecommunications, gaming and more for over a decade. He got his start writing in high school and began his full-time career as the Editor of PC World Australia. Fergus has made the MCV 30 Under 30 list, been a finalist for seven categories at the IT Journalism Awards and won Most Controversial Writer at the 2022 Consensus Awards. He has been published in Gizmodo, Kotaku, GamesHub, Press Start, Screen Rant, Superjump, Nestegg and more.

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