All Amazon Prime Benefits

Martin Brinkmann
Oct 6, 2016
Updated • Jul 13, 2018

Amazon Prime is a subscription-based service by Amazon that provides members with access to a variety of services and benefits.

It started out as free shipping service but has expanded since then into several different directions.

This year alone, Amazon added several new services such as free audiobooks, reading or Twitch benefits to Amazon Prime.

With all those things being added, it can be quite difficult to keep an overview of the benefits that Prime users get.

Even if you are a Prime subscriber already, you may have trouble keeping up with new features and benefits.

Note: Prime benefits differ from region to region. This article looks at the benefits that users from the US get, and compares those to what users in Germany and the UK get. Amazon launches new features in the US first usually and makes them available in other regions later on.

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All Amazon Prime Benefits

  1. Free Shipping - Amazon offers free shipping on Prime items on its site. Depending on the item, you may get it in two-days, on the same day, or in two-hours or less (the last two are called Same-Day Delivery and 2-hour delivery with Prime Now).
  2. Amazon Lightning Deals early access - Prime members can add lightning deals to their cart 30 minutes before deals become available to non-Prime members on Amazon.
  3. Prime Video - Amazon is a big player in the video streaming niche, and Prime members get access to the company's catalog of movies and TV shows.
  4. Prime Photos  - Prime Photos offers unlimited photo storage in the cloud using a web browser, mobile app or desktop program (Amazon Drive).
  5. Prime Music - Prime Music offers access to over a million songs, specially created music playlists, and ad-free stations with unlimited skips.
  6. Audible - Prime members get access to Audible Channels offering a selection of more than 50 rotating audiobooks, original audio content, news articles, and shows.
  7. Free Kindle Books - Prime members can borrow one Kindle ebook with a Kindle device they own per month for free.
  8. Prime Reading - Prime Reading is the latest addition to Prime. It provides access to a selection of over a thousand books, magazines, comics and more for free.
  9. Twitch Prime -- Twitch, a game streaming service owned by Amazon, gives Prime members access to unique content, exclusives, and an option to support a Streamer by subscribing to a channel for free.

Amazon US vs UK vs Germany

Lets take a look at what Amazon Prime members in the UK and Germany get, and compare that to the benefits of a Prime membership in the US.

Benefit US UK Germany
Free Shipping yes yes yes
Amazon BuyVip yes
Amazon Lightning Deals yes yes yes
Prime Video yes yes yes
Prime Photos yes yes yes
Prime Music yes  yes yes
Audible yes    
Free Kindle ebooks yes  yes yes
Prime Reading yes    
Twitch Prime yes yes

As you can see, the US market offers the most benefits to Prime subscribers. It seems likely that the benefits will eventually be available in other regions as well.

We will update this article when Amazon introduces new offers, or makes them available in other regions.

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  1. ilev said on August 4, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    Doesn’t Windows 8 know that www. or http:// are passe ?

    1. Martin Brinkmann said on August 4, 2012 at 7:57 pm

      Well it is a bit difficulty to distinguish between domains and files for instance.

    2. Leonidas Burton said on September 4, 2023 at 4:51 am

      I know a service made by google that is similar to Google bookmarks.

  2. VioletMoon said on August 16, 2023 at 5:26 pm

    @Ashwin–Thankful you delighted my comment; who knows how many “gamers” would have disagreed!

  3. Karl said on August 17, 2023 at 10:36 pm


    The comments section under this very article (3 comments) is identical to the comments section found under the following article:

    Not sure what the issue is, but have seen this issue under some other articles recently but did not report it back then.

  4. Anonymous said on August 25, 2023 at 11:44 am

    Omg a badge!!!
    Some tangible reward lmao.

    It sucks that redditors are going to love the fuck out of it too.

  5. Scroogled said on August 25, 2023 at 10:57 pm

    With the cloud, there is no such thing as unlimited storage or privacy. Stop relying on these tech scums. Purchase your own hardware and develop your own solutions.

    1. lollmaoeven said on August 27, 2023 at 6:24 am

      This is a certified reddit cringe moment. Hilarious how the article’s author tries to dress it up like it’s anything more than a png for doing the reddit corporation’s moderation work for free (or for bribes from companies and political groups)

  6. El Duderino said on August 25, 2023 at 11:14 pm

    Almost al unlmited services have a real limit.

    And this comment is written on the dropbox article from August 25, 2023.

  7. John G. said on August 26, 2023 at 1:29 am

    First comment > @ilev said on August 4, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    For the God’s sake, fix the comments soon please! :[

  8. Kalmly said on August 26, 2023 at 4:42 pm

    Yes. Please. Fix the comments.

  9. Kim Schmidt said on September 3, 2023 at 3:42 pm

    With Google Chrome, it’s only been 1,500 for some time now.

    Anyone who wants to force me in such a way into buying something that I can get elsewhere for free will certainly never see a single dime from my side. I don’t even know how stupid their marketing department is to impose these limits on users instead of offering a valuable product to the paying faction. But they don’t. Even if you pay, you get something that is also available for free elsewhere.

    The algorithm has also become less and less savvy in terms of e.g. English/German translations. It used to be that the bot could sort of sense what you were trying to say and put it into different colloquialisms, which was even fun because it was like, “I know what you’re trying to say here, how about…” Now it’s in parts too stupid to translate the simplest sentences correctly, and the suggestions it makes are at times as moronic as those made by Google Translations.

    If this is a deep-learning AI that learns from users’ translations and the phrases they choose most often – which, by the way, is a valuable, moneys worthwhile contribution of every free user to this project: They invest their time and texts, thereby providing the necessary data for the AI to do the thing as nicely as they brag about it in the first place – alas, the more unprofessional users discovered the translator, the worse the language of this deep-learning bot has become, the greater the aggregate of linguistically illiterate users has become, and the worse the language of this deep-learning bot has become, as it now learns the drivel of every Tom, Dick and Harry out there, which is why I now get their Mickey Mouse language as suggestions: the inane language of people who can barely spell the alphabet, it seems.

    And as a thank you for our time and effort in helping them and their AI learn, they’ve lowered the limit from what was once 5,000 to now 1,500…? A big “fuck off” from here for that! Not a brass farthing from me for this attitude and behaviour, not in a hundred years.

  10. Anonymous said on September 28, 2023 at 8:19 am

    When will you put an end to the mess in the comments?

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