Amazon Prime Movies & Plans | Sites Like www.amazon.co.uk
Amazon needs little introduction as the largest internet company by revenue. Now a household name and the founder (Jeff Bezos) who formed the company in 1994 (1998 in the UK) is the world’s richest man. Amazon’s business extends across many sectors and they’ve acquired 100+ companies. The Prime membership scheme certainly sits at the core. This was rolled out in 2005 (locally in 2007) and has now surpassed 150 million subscribers (7.9m of which are UK based). We have profiled full membership here due to the added perks of deals, music, reading and shipping. Membership costs £7.99 (monthly) or £79 (year), but you could just opt for Video for £5.99.
Amazon’s Studios department produces and acquires content. These are then packaged as an Original. A subscription for Amazon Prime movies and TV shows brings with it more than 15,000 titles. Prime Video itself is much larger through available purchases and rentals that you can add to your library. Then there is the Channels section for BFI Player, MGM, Mubi, Shudder, StarzPlay, Sundance Now etc. These are available on 7 day trials. Prime’s trial itself lasts a good 30 days. Prime’s titles play in 1080p (4K when available) with Dolby Digital Plus for enhanced sound. Amazon’s interface is a common gripe for discovering content. Only select titles are promoted with minimal categorisation.
Address: 60 Holborn Viaduct, Holborn, London, EC1A 2FD.
Brand: Amazon Prime (aka: Amazon Prime Video) | Part of: Amazon.com Inc.
Launched: 2007 (2005: USA) | Licence: NA | Login Provided: Yes.
Opening Hours: 24/7.
Phone Number: 0800 279 7234.
Prime: £7.99 (monthly) or £79 (12m).
= HD (1080p) & Ultra HD (4K) | 3 screen views | Download content | Unlimited movies & TV.
+ Deals (shopping), delivery (today/next day), music (2m songs), reading (1000+).
Prime Video: £5.99 (monthly).
= HD (1080p) Ultra HD (4K) | 3 screen views | Download content | Unlimited movies & TV.
= 30 day free trial available.
= Amazon Fire TV Stick (£39.99). The 4K Ultra HD variant is £49.99.
Related: Amazon’s Credit Card.
Reviews: Feefo (NA) | Reviews IO (94%: 12,180+) | Trustpilot (42%: 14,590+).
Site & Alexa Rank: www.amazon.co.uk (#100).
Phone Look-ups (Direct & Third Party Lines Across Products):
*Top 20 lines sorted by popularity based on external look-up data.
= Always use the main contact number above for correspondence.
Sites Like www.amazon.co.uk:
Top 10 Movie Streaming Sites (Sorted by Alexa Ranks).
*Headline for service…
*Streaming plans & free trial period (if available)…
*Title selection range & 5 current movie examples of note.
1) Netflix @ www.netflix.com (#21)
~ Unlimited films, TV programmes and more
~ £5.99, £8.99 or £11.99 – No trial
~ 6000+ | Calibre, Dunkirk, Ex Machina, The Irishman, The Martian
2) Amazon Prime @ www.amazon.co.uk (#100)
~ Enjoy Jack Ryan as well as other Amazon Originals, popular movies, and hit TV shows – all available with your Prime membership
~ £7.99 or £5.99 (video-only) – 30 days
~ 15,000+ | American Sniper, Jurassic Park, Limitless, Ready Player One, The Wolf of Wall Street
3) Disney+ @ www.disneyplus.com (#319)
~ The greatest stories, all in one place
~ £5.99 – 7 days
~ 900+ | Black Panther, Home Alone 1-3, Iron Man 1-3, Star Wars 1-11, Toy Story 1-4
4) Mubi @ www.mubi.com (#7880)
~ Discover a new critically-acclaimed film every day, hand-picked by experts
~ £9.99 (£7.99 via Prime) – 7 days
~ 400+ (30 main) | Charade, Diabolique, Irreversible, Nosferatu, Portrait of a Lady on Fire
5) Now TV (Sky Cinema Pass) @ www.nowtv.com (#9224)
~ A new premiere every day with over 1000 movies. No contract
~ £11.99 (+£3 for full HD) – 7 days
~ 1200+ | Alien, Collateral, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Us, Whiplash
6) StarzPlay @ www.starz.com (#13,472)
~ Obsessable original series and movies
~ £4.99 – 7 days
~ 200+ | Drag Me to Hell, Layer Cake, Requiem for A Dream, The Blair Witch Project, The Fighter
7) BFI Player @ www.bfi.org.uk (#24,554)
~ Critically acclaimed and classic movies, hand-picked by the British Film Institute
~ £4.99 – 14 days (7d via Prime)
~ 400+ | Audition, Metropolis, Rashomon, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, What We Do in the Shadows
8) Shudder @ www.shudder.com (#41,872)
~ Expertly curated selection of thrillers, suspense and horror
~ £4.75 (£4.99 via Prime) – 7 days
~ 350+ | An American Werewolf In London, Buried, Insidious, Night of the Living Dead, Trollhunter
9) Britbox @ www.britbox.co.uk (#124,582)
~ Stream the biggest box of British boxsets
~ £5.99 – 30 days
~ 450+ (mostly TV) | Educating Rita, Great Expectations, The 39 Steps, The Hit, The Red Shoes
10) Sundance Now @ www.sundancenow.com (#133,491)
~ Must-watch dramas, comedies and series
~ £5.99 (currently via Prime only) – 7 days
~ 100+ | Donnie Darko, Oldboy, The Hunt, The Machinist, The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Notes: Only subscription services with a suitable number of movie titles are included. Titles are continually entering and leaving platforms as short contracts are common. Some of the sites listed cover more than plans and so these ranks don’t measure market share. In the UK, recent data shows: 1) Netflix (13m), 2) Amazon (7.8m), 3) Disney+ (4.3m).
Last Page Update: June 18th, 2020.
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