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From https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/cu...learn_more - "Family Library lets you link your Amazon account to that of another adult in your household so you can easily share Kindle books, apps and games, audiobooks, and Prime Instant Video streaming across your Amazon devices and Kindle reading apps." Also includes 2-day shipping.

Go to https://www.amazon.com/mn/dcw/myx...gs/payment and invite an adult to join your household. If one of you has Amazon Prime, then both adults will get the benefits. You can only invite one adult, and you have to be willing to share payment information (basically proof that you're in the same household).
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"In order to share content, both adults need to authorize each other to use the credit and debit cards associated with their Amazon accounts for purchases on Amazon." ---> THAT'S STUPID AMAZON!!!!!

https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/cu...546&sr=1-2
  • Households can contain up to six members:
    • Two adults, each with their own Amazon account.
    • Up to four children, who don't need Amazon accounts in order to be a part of the household.
  • Family Library
    With Family Library, you can link two Amazon accounts and share books on your Kindle, other compatible Amazon devices, and media apps. Content from both accounts can also be added to up to four child profiles. Please see your device-specific Family Library Help page for more information.
  • Sharing Prime Benefits
    Eligible Prime benefits can only be shared between the two adults in a household. Customers who are Amazon Student Prime members (free trial or paid) or invited guests of other Prime members can't share their benefits. However, other types of Prime members can share eligible benefits with those types of members.
    The following Prime benefits can be shared with other household members:
    • Prime shipping benefits
    • Prime Instant Video (streaming only)
    • Kindle Owners' Lending Library
    • Prime Early Access
  • Sharing Amazon Mom Benefits
    If one of the adults in an Amazon Household is an Amazon Mom member, the Amazon Mom benefits can be shared as long as one of the adults is a Prime member. Both adults can save 20% off diapers through Subscribe & Save, access exclusive deals, and save 15% on eligible products in their baby registry.
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Cool, I remember that Amazon video couldn't be shared. That's sweet.
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Thanks for that. I knew all about the other benefits, except for the Prime Instant Video. I spent over a month going back and forth with every Amazon department last year because I purchased a new Fire HDX for the wife to replace a Fire HD purely because they added the Family Library, and it said very clearly on the product page that Prime Instant Video was included. 7 months later and they have finally fixed it (I did get a free year of Prime for my troubles).

I just checked my wife's account and she can indeed see and play PIV, and it also states that she gets PIV in her Accounts Prime Settings, listing me as the Primary Prime account...

Thanks again, I had given up on them ever doing this because they kept removing any text on their site that said Family Library shared PIV...
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Quote from squiggles View Post :
You can only invite one adult, and you have to be willing to share payment information (basically proof that you're in the same household).

Not as juicy as it may initially seem - since it looks like they check billing addresses, you cannot share Prime Video privileges with people at different addresses (unlike Prime shipping, which you can).


So that brother-in-law you don't really like but shared your Prime membership with for your sister's sake? You don't have to give him your video benefit too!
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Is prime really worth the $99?

i do a lot of shopping on amazon but paying $99 a year just for free shippping under $25 doesn't seems right.

is game of throne really on Prime also? i do mostly streaming on Netflix and Crunchyroll so not sure if prime has any difference
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Good News, Thanks!
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share your credit card details
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You have to be willing to share payment information (basically proof that you're in the same household).
No deal.
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Quote from Trolololo View Post :
Is prime really worth the $99?

i do a lot of shopping on amazon but paying $99 a year just for free shippping under $25 doesn't seems right.

is game of throne really on Prime also? i do mostly streaming on Netflix and Crunchyroll so not sure if prime has any difference
It depends on what you mean by a lot. I average around 300 orders a year so at $0.33/order for 2 day shipping with no minimum purchase it is definitely worth it to me.

I very rarely use instant video, but I'm pretty sure they do not have GoT.
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Is prime really worth the $99?
IMO, no.

They charge sales tax to my state. Earlier they didn't. So that advantage is gone. I don't have a need for anything but the expedited shipping feature of Prime.

Best Buy price matches on most things I buy. Plus gives me RZ points. And I can get things the same day, versus two day shipping. I'm fortunate enough to live within a walking distance of a BB.

And finally, I've noticed they just aren't always the cheapest as they used to be (even before PM.)
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Quote from megakimcheelove View Post :
Not as juicy as it may initially seem - since it looks like they check billing addresses, you cannot share Prime Video privileges with people at different addresses (unlike Prime shipping, which you can).


So that brother-in-law you don't really like but shared your Prime membership with for your sister's sake? You don't have to give him your video benefit too!
Can't find anything here that say it will require same payment address.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/cu...learn_more

But it does say it share almost all the content (Kindle books, apps and games, audiobooks, and Prime Instant Video) between the two household account.
I assume it means all the apps, video, ebooks, etc, you bought can be share by the other account.

Also both adults/accounts need to authorize each other to use the credit and debit cards associated with their Amazon accounts for purchases on Amazon. This will not affect either adult's current payment settings, but each adult will be able to copy the payment method of the other adult to his or her Amazon account to use for purchases on Amazon.

Sounds like it is highly unlikely you will share your account payment information unless they are really someone you highly trust.
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Last edited by MozartA May 19, 2015 at 07:08 PM
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Quote from Trolololo View Post :
Is prime really worth the $99?

i do a lot of shopping on amazon but paying $99 a year just for free shippping under $25 doesn't seems right.

is game of throne really on Prime also? i do mostly streaming on Netflix and Crunchyroll so not sure if prime has any difference
If you do a lot of shopping on Amazon, then yes it is. Remember, it's not just the free shipping (which will easily exceed $100+ a year), it's also 2 day shipping on most items.

We buy a lot of pet/fish/reptile supplies, and it's nice to get the stuff in just 2 days.
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This is old news. Always been this way. Prime Music cannot be shared.
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Quote from Trolololo View Post :
Is prime really worth the $99?

i do a lot of shopping on amazon but paying $99 a year just for free shippping under $25 doesn't seems right.

is game of throne really on Prime also? i do mostly streaming on Netflix and Crunchyroll so not sure if prime has any difference
For some people yes, for others it's no. I can't imagine not having Prime.
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