Amazon’s Prime Video free trial also includes all the benefits of Amazon Prime

Streaming may be your number one priority, but a Prime Video membership also unlocks a world of perks you really need to know about.

It's been a long time coming but as of June 2018, Amazon Prime Video and Amazon Prime are officially available in Australia. Aussies finally have access to many, though not all, of the benefits US customers have been enjoying for some time. When you sign up to stream TV shows and movies, you also get to take advantage of these bonus features.

Amazon Prime Video free trial

New customers are eligible for a 30-day free trial of Amazon Prime Video. There is no lock-in contract and you can cancel whenever you like before the end of the free period without paying a cent.

FREE TRIAL: 30 days of Prime Video's premium TV shows and movies for free

FREE TRIAL: 30 days of Prime Video's premium TV shows and movies for free from Amazon AU

Prime Video's free 30-day trial will give you instant access to thousands of premium TV shows and movies.

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You do have to enter your payment details, such as credit/debit card number, and billing name and address, in order to get access to the free period. Once the free trial period has ended, your account is automatically debited, so keep an eye on the end date if you're considering cancelling before being charged.

If you do decide to stick around, it costs $6.99 per month to continue the service. That's relatively cheap in comparison to the competition. Netflix will sting you $7.99 for its lowest-tier plan with standard definition (SD) streaming and one concurrent user, and $13.99 for its mid-tier plan with high definition (HD) streaming and two concurrent users. Prime Video's one and only plan allows you to stream on three separate devices at once in SD, HD or 4K/UHD depending on the title and the device you're streaming on.

It is important to note that Prime Video doesn't offer as many TV shows and movies as Netflix Australia, and the content quality of its titles is a little lower on the whole as well.

What else does a Prime Video subscription give me access to?

Becoming a Prime Video member effectively makes you an Amazon Prime member as well. In fact, they are essentially the same subscription, just branded differently. For the Prime Video sign-up price, you'll also get access to two-day delivery for Amazon products; free "release-date" delivery for a range of games, music and video titles; access to over 1,000 Kindle ebooks; and free international delivery on orders over $49 from Amazon US.

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Updated December 10th, 2018
Name Product Service type 4K/UHD? Simultaneous streams Free trial? Price What's next?
Amazon Prime Video
Amazon Prime Video
On-demand streaming
Yes
3
30 days
$6.99/month
hayu Standard
hayu Standard
On-demand streaming
No
1
30 days
$6.99 per month
10 All Access
10 All Access
On-demand streaming
No
3
30 days
$9.99 p/month
Netflix Basic
Netflix Basic
On-demand streaming
No
1
1 month
$9.99
Netflix Standard
Netflix Standard
On-demand streaming
No
2
1 month
$13.99

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