You can share your Amazon Prime Video account with family members
As more companies create streaming services, the costs to watch content are rising. More people are turning to friends to combine the expenses. Amazon Prime Video has some great content, but can you share it with family and friends?
There is some good news. You can share some of your Prime benefits with one other Amazon Household. This includes Amazon Prime Video.
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Linking two accounts together
The official way to share Prime benefits is to link two Amazon accounts together. This way, two people can manage things through their own accounts and won’t need to share login details. It’s a much safer way to do things.
Amazon offers the way to do this, including breaking down everything that you’ll be able to share when you link the accounts.
This is a great option when you have a sibling or a parent who doesn’t live with you and wants to trial the service. Or it can be a good option for someone you don’t want to give permanent access to. As you have control over the account, you can unlink the households if you wish.
Can’t you just share login details?
There is the option of sharing your login details with your friends and family members. This is something that people will do with other streaming services, and if you’re comfortable with it, we can’t tell you what to do otherwise. This is a good option for those sharing with others inside the same household.
Amazon knows that multiple people in at least one house is going to watch through the same Prime account. Recently, it added Profiles to Amazon Prime Video, similar to the way Netflix runs. You can each have your own profiles so you have suggested content based on your own viewings.
This is excellent if you have children in the house. It’s possible to create a child’s profile, cutting out the material that isn’t suitable for them. You gain more parental control over what they watch.