Is Amazon Prime free with Firestick?


The Fire Stick is a solid streaming device offered by Amazon. The best variant – Fire Stick 4K – offers streaming content at 4K, HDR, and more. It also has many useful features to make the watching experience more satisfying.

With the Fire Stick, you get lots of streaming services with tons of content, one of them is Amazon Prime Video. But since both the Fire Stick and the Prime Video service come from Amazon, it makes sense to wonder: Is amazon prime free with firestick?

Is Amazon Prime free with Fire Stick?

While the Fire Stick is a nice overall package for a good streaming device, Amazon Prime Video isn’t free when you get the Fire Stick. But, Amazon Prime Video does have the free trial option to try out the service.

About the Fire Stick

Amazon Fire Stick
Amazon Fire Stick

Amazon Fire Stick features many Amazon services, such as Amazon Prime Video with great original content and Amazon Music.  It also has other major streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, YouTube TV, and more.

Hardware-wise, it is a decently powerful device with 4K, HDR, Dolby audio (only on 4K model). It is compact and has a very competitive price.

The included remote has Amazon’s voice assistant (Alexa) built-in for users to navigate the UI and control playbacks with remote buttons and voice commands.

Using the Fire Stick is very simple. All you have to do is plug in the Stick to the HDMI port of your TV, then plug in another power source. The power can come from either the outlet or from the TV itself.

About Amazon Prime Video

Amazon Prime Video is a streaming service that offers a large number of movies and shows from many sources, as well as original content, like “Transparent”, “Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”, “Alpha House”, etc.

You can get Amazon Prime Video for $12.99 per month or $119 per year. This is very competitive compared to Netflix multiple plans with multiple prices (you will need more than $15 to get Netflix at 4K, HDR, and more).

It also has many movies and TV shows from services like Curiosity Stream, Showtime,… and channels like Cinemax, Boomerang, PBS Kids, HBO, …

Any device with the Prime app will be able to use the service, such as Amazon streaming devices, Roku streaming devices, Roku TV, Apple TV… It can also support 4K, HDR,…

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Prime membership

With the $12.99 per month or $119 per year price, you are not just getting Amazon Prime Video, but also other Prime perks, such as:

Free delivery

Prime membership lets users access unlimited deliveries, without any minimum order size.

Also, with selected regions, you can also get free 2-day shipping. Even better, Prime members also get free same-day deliveries or 2-hour deliveries with “Prime Now”.

There are also Release-date deliveries where your favorite pre-order items will be delivered as soon as they are released, like books, movies, video games.

Amazon Music

Amazon Music lets users access 2 million songs for free. You can use Alexa to control it or use it anywhere with the Amazon Music app on mobile devices

Amazon Music’s song list is growing. If you want to unlock even more music, you can subscribe to Amazon Music Unlimited with an additional Prime member discount.

Free unlimited photo storage

Prime membership lets users access unlimited photo storage with Amazon Photos.

You will be able to save as many photos as you want securely. Better, you will also be able to view those photos on any device, such as computers, phones, and tablets.

The unlimited photo option can be shared for up to 5 members, you can share it with your family and friends. You and them can collect photos together in the “Family Vault”.

Amazon Photo also has an advanced search technology that lets you search specific elements like “Seattle” or “Sunset”. The photos are organized so that you can find them easier.

Early access

Early access lets Prime members get Amazon Lightning Deals 30 minutes early. You can decide what items you want to select Lightning Deals on Amazon.

Kindle ebooks’ instant access

You will be able to access and read free ebooks with the Kindle device. You can borrow 1 book per month for free with no due date, and this can be done on any Kindle device.

Amazon Prime Video
Amazon Prime Video

How to watch Amazon Prime Video on the Fire Stick?

Watching Amazon Prime Video is very simple and the process should take only about a few minutes. Here are the steps:

  • Step 1: Open the Prime Video app from your Home screen. If your app doesn’t show up, you can scroll the Home screen to reveal the app or head to the search bar and type “Prime Video” to reveal the app.

If somehow the app isn’t installed on your Fire Stick, just head to Amazon Appstore, then search and download the app.

  • Step 2: Register your Fire Stick. If you already have a Prime Video account, choose “Sign in and start watching”, then enter your account email or mobile number and password on your Fire Stick.
  • Step 3: If you don’t have a Prime Video subscription yet, choose “Register on the Amazon Website”, you will get a 5-6 character code.
  • Step 4: Once you have signed up, just sign in to your account then enter your code.
  • Step 5: Now you are ready to watch your favorite content on the Amazon Prime Video.

Final thoughts

So, Is Amazon Prime free with Firestick? While the Fire Stick is pretty good for its price, you will need to purchase Amazon Prime Video separately.

With Prime membership, you will get Free deliveries, Prime Video, Prime Music, Amazon photo with unlimited photo storage, instant access to Kindle ebooks, and more.

Watching Prime Video is simple, just open the app on your Fire Stick, then log in or sign up, and you are good to go.

Andy Avery

I really enjoy helping people with their tech problems to make life easier, ​and that’s what I’ve been doing professionally for the past decade.

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