Is Amazon Prime Video Worth It?
As a second lockdown in the UK is in full swing now where we face tighter restrictions, we once again need to stay at home to contain the spread of the virus. However, being stuck at home for this lock can be boring and many of us are looking at streaming services to fill our time. Luckily, Amazon’s Prime Video is a top contender out there and so we are here to see if its really worth its time and money.
Of course many of us by now should have heard or even got a subscription to some of the most popular streaming services out there such as Netflix, Apple TV and the new addition this year Disney+. But personally, I don’t think Amazon’s own streaming platform Prime Video doesn’t have even recognition.
The Main thing to note is that it has a vast library bigger than anything you’ve probably seen before with endless amounts of content to watch from all genres. At the same time it does come with a cost. Quite literally infact as not all the content you will find on its platform will be free. From what it looks like Amazon Prime Video splits its content into two. On one side you’ve got your movie and TV in which you will have to either rent or purchase and on the other side you’ve got ‘Prime’ labelled content which is free to stream at anytime and anywhere for all Amazon Prime users. Don’t let this make you avoid it as they’re some fantastic prime movies and TV shows to sink your teeth into no matter what you like.
This isn’t necessarily a bad thing though as having paid movies on a streaming service as its positives and negatives. The obvious negatives being that you may still have to pay for your content on top of your subscription but I believe that the positives definitely out way the negatives. Think about it. Because of this, you already have one of the largest movie and TV libraries on the market as from the comfort of your own home you are able to buy the next blockbuster or another season of your favourite TV show right there on your couch without needing to purchase DVDs again. This is more of a convenient feature really but its still helpful in its own way. Unfortunately though, unlike Sky Cinema and Virgin Movies, you won’t receive a DVD of the film you purchased but instead will save it to your Amazon Prime library for you to access whenever.
Apart from a constantly updating library with more or less every movie and TV show you can think off on there, the content doesn’t stop there. Similar to Neftlix and Disney+, Prime Video also produces its own high quality originals including popular TV show The Boyswhich may even compete against Netflix’s which have been some of the best original content for its service.
Overall though, you’ll never get bored with its library even with the vast amount on there. The free movies included within your subscription include some of the best in the industry such as Academy Award winning Parasite who won Best Picture at the 2020 Oscars. Now I don’t know if it’s just me or if it’s huge collection of movies and TV but sometimes when trying to load the service or search for a particular production it seems to all of a sudden become slow which doesn’t cause too many issues and is still easy to navigate around.
At the end of the day though I can’t complain about this top notch service. Incase you were wondering as well, no matter which subscription of Amazon Prime you will still get access to the prime features on the actual Amazon store.
Something which is worth noting for purchasing your account for the first time is which kind of subscription you want. Of course with any you still get Prime Video but if you’re wanting the unlimited streaming addon or access to its ebook section then you are going to have to opt in for a more expensive subscription.