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How to lock in Prime’s cheap plan before the price hike

Lock in the price of Prime while you can.

Fergus Halliday
May 22, 2023
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The price of Amazon Prime is going up, but there's still time to lock in an annual plan at the old price.

Earlier this month, Amazon Australia announced that the price of a local Amazon Prime membership is set to rise from $6.99 per month to $9.99 per month. The cost of the annual Prime membership plan is also slated to go by $20 to $79 per year.

Existing Prime members will be charged the new price from June 28th onward and if you sign up for a monthly subscription for Prime before May 24th, you'll get one month of the old rate before being moved onto the new one.

However, the best value option here is to sign up for the annual plan before the deadline, 2023. As long as you sign up for a yearly plan before the date above, you can lock in your next year of Prime at a cheaper price point.

It works out to be about $60 in savings compared to the cost of sticking with a month-to-month membership to Prime over the course of a year. In other words, you're paying just shy of 50% less than you would with a monthly plan.

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

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
$6.99/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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