Amazon Prime

In order to access Amazon Prime movies, music, books, photos, and more, you'll need a Prime account. Even if you already have a standard account for the online retailer, you can upgrade with a 30-day free trial.

There are plenty of great reasons to sign up for Amazon Prime, especially for those of us who live in the U.S. of Amazon. And when and if you decide to take the plunge, it's really easy to get started.

How to sign up for Amazon Prime if you already have an Amazon account

  1. Open Safari and navigate to Amazon.com from your iPhone, iPad, or computer.
  2. Sign into your account.
    1. Select Hello. Sign in Your Account in the upper right side of Amazon.com's Home page.
    2. Enter the email and password associated with your standard Amazon account.
  3. Select the profile icon in the banner at the top of the page.
  4. Scroll down and select Prime membership.
  5. Tap or click "Start your free trial."

    Sign into standard Amazon account to start free trial

How to sign up for Amazon Prime if you don't already have an Amazon account

Before you can access the perks of Amazon Prime, you will need to sign up for the service.

  1. Open Safari on your iPhone, iPad, or computer.
  2. Visit the Amazon Prime signup page from your iPhone, iPad or computer.
  3. Tap the Start your 30-day free trial button at the top of the page.
  4. Tap Create a new Amazon account.

    Sign up for standard Amazon account

  5. Enter an account name.

  6. Enter an email address to connect to the account.
  7. Enter a password.
  8. Enter the same password on the next line.
  9. Tap "Create your Amazon account."

  10. When the new page appears, scroll down to "Select Payment Method" and tap Continue.

  11. Enter your credit card information under Card number.
  12. Enter the name on the card under Name on card.
  13. Tap the month and year of the credit card's expiration date.
  14. Tap Next.
  15. Enter your billing address.
  16. Tap Done.
  17. When the new page appears, double check that your credit card and billing information is correct.
  18. Tap Start your 30-day free trial.

Once the trial period is over, your credit card will be charged $99 for the year of Amazon Prime membership. Enjoy your unlimited 2-day shipping, movies, TV shows, cloud storage, and everything else that Prime has to offer!

How to cancel your Amazon Prime membership

If you decide to end your Amazon Prime membership before the free trial is over, or you've had it for a while and decide you don't want it anymore, you can cancel at any time.

  1. Open Safari and navigate to Amazon.com from your iPhone, iPad, or computer.
  2. Sign into your account.
    1. Select Hello. Sign in Your Account in the upper right side of Amazon.com's Home page.
    2. Enter the email and password associated with your standard Amazon account.
  3. Select Hello. 'YOUR NAME' Your Account in the upper right side of Amazon.com's Home page.
  4. Select Your Prime Membership from the dropdown menu.
  5. Select Do Not Continue or End Membership from the list of options on the left side of the web page.
  6. On the next screen, when prompted, select Do Not Continue or End Membership.

    <End Amazon Prime membership

You can always renew your Amazon Prime membership in the future if you change your mind.

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