Amazon Prime membership costs $99 a year — so what do you get?

We're often asked if Amazon Prime is worth the money. The answer can vary a lot depending on where you live. If you're in the Unites States, it's pretty much a huge "yes". Amazon Prime not only offers a vast library of movies and TV shows, but terrific shipping perks as well.

Signing up for Prime gives you access to all of that and more. Whether you're a movie/TV show junkie, avid online shopper, bookworm, or you just need somewhere to back up all your mobile photos without restrictions on space.

There's plenty of competition, but I like Prime because it brings a ton of really worthwhile services together and makes them easily accessed through your Amazon account at any time.

Note: Some of these links go to our sibling site, Android Central. We didn't want to duplicate just for the sake of duplicating, especially since Prime works great on both platforms. So, don't worry if you tap or click and the site turns green. It's all the same great stuff!

How to share Amazon Prime with friends and family

Willing to share some of that free quick shipping and streaming video with your crew? It's probably easier than you think. Your Amazon Prime account is set up with a feature called Amazon Household that allows you to share a large handful your benefits with friends and family. Add another adult to your digital household and enjoy easy features including parental controls for the kids, unlimited storage for photos, and a family library to share books, apps, and games.

Learn how to set up your Household on Amazon Prime

How much can you save on shipping with Amazon Prime?

One of the most sought-after benefits is Prime shipping — offering its members free 2-day shipping, one-day shipping discounts, and even free same-day delivery in certain areas. While the shipping perks associated with Prime are more useful for businesses and frequent shoppers that need fast and free delivery, it's also useful for last-minute shopping, whether it's for a birthday, holiday, or other special occasion.

Learn more about shipping benefits with Amazon Prime

How to shop smart and save big with Amazon coupons

Everyone likes to save a buck when shopping, and Amazon offers an extensive selection of coupons to choose from for a variety of products. One of the great features of shopping on Amazon are the endless savings up for grabs every day on tech, personal care items, groceries, office supplies, and much more. We've set up a helpful guide to finding and using Amazon coupons, whether you're a Prime member or not.

Learn how to shop and save with Amazon coupons

The best movies to stream on Amazon Prime

Prime Video grants you endless streaming of thousands of popular movies at no additional cost — many of which aren't available through Hulu or Netflix. Whether you're streaming Prime Video on your HDTV, iPad, iPhone, or other mobile device, there's always something for everyone to enjoy. If you're currently an Amazon Prime member or are on the fence about signing up, check out these must-see titles that include some classics as well as current films.

Check out the best movies on Amazon Prime

The best shows to watch on Amazon Prime

Aside from the awesome selection of movies, another perk of Amazon Prime is the unlimited access to amazing Prime-exclusive TV shows, HBO classics, and other fan favorites that you won't always find with other streaming services. Catch a glimpse at some of the best shows you should be watching on Amazon Prime right now.

Check out the best shows on Amazon Prime

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