How to Subscribe to Amazon Prime Video Channels

Try out premium cable channels for seven days to see if you like the content, then add a subscription on to your Prime Video account.
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While Amazon Prime has plenty of perks, one of the lesser-explored ones might just be Amazon Prime Video. In addition to providing access to Amazon's original programming, the service also helps to streamline subscriptions to premium channels. Check out everything you need to know about Prime Video Channels below.

What to Know About Prime Video Channels

What Are Prime Video Channels?

Prime Video Channels are a subset of Prime Video where members can add on premium cable channels access to their Prime Video account. Many of them come with free trials, albeit very short ones. In fact, most of them only provide seven days for you to check out the offerings, which is just enough time to whet your appetite for some of the most talked-about series and movies available on streaming. After the trial is over, you'll be charged to keep your subscription.

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What Prime Video Channel Subscriptions Are Available?

Amazon has several Prime Video Channels that you can add on to your current Prime Video subscription. We've highlighted some of the top channels below, but be sure to take a look at all of the options to see which are most interesting to you.

Get a 7-day trial of premium channels such as Cinemax, Max, Starz, and more.

Prime Video Channel Free Trial Length Monthly Price
A&E Crime Central 7 days $4.99
Acorn TV 7 days $6.99
ALLBLK 7 days $5.99
AMC+ 7 days $8.99
Britbox 7 days $7.99
Boomerang 7 days $5.99
Cinemax 7 days $9.99
CuriosityStream 7 days $2.99
Gaia 7 days $11.99
Hallmark Movies Now 7 days $5.99
Lifetime Movie Club 7 days $4.99
Max 7 days $15.99
MGM+ 7 days $5.99
MLB.TV 7 days $29.99
Noggin None ($3.99/month for 2 months) $7.99
Paramount+ 7 days $11.99
PBS Documentaries 7 days $3.99
PBS KIDS 7 days $4.99
PBS Masterpiece 7 days $5.99
ScreenPix 7 days $2.99
Shudder 7 days $6.99
Starz 7 days $9.99
ViX Premium 7 days $6.99

How to Add Prime Video Channels

Ready to try out some of these Prime Video Channels? Head over to the Prime Video page, hover over the "Store" tab, and click on "Channels" — then you'll be able to check out all the different offerings. From there, choose a Prime Video Channel you want to try out — you can find the different options by scrolling down the page or checking near the top for "Subscriptions you might like" — and click on something you're interested in, whether it's a channel or a particular piece of media.

For example, if you choose Max, you'll be taken to the channel's page, where you can click on "More details". The next page will show the monthly cost of the Prime Video Channel and will have a button labeled "Start your 7-day free trial", which you can click to begin the next steps.

If you choose a particular piece of media, you may see options for "rent", "buy", or to watch via the relevant Prime Video Channel. If you opt for the channel, you'll start a free trial period, and be taken to the channel's page that will showcase your monthly cost and the "Get started" button — just a few more clicks and you'll be ready to binge that TV show or settle in for movie night.

How to Cancel Prime Video Channels

Whether you're wanting to cancel before your trial period is up or you've decided to cut back on your services, you can cancel your Prime Video Channel subscriptions at any time. Navigate to the Prime Video storefront and hover over the blue circle profile image. Click "Account & Settings", then from there you'll be able to click the "Channels" tab. Find the subscription that you want to cancel and click the "Cancel Channel" button. From there, you'll be asked to confirm.

If you're offered a full-service refund, you'll lose access to the channel as soon as you accept it. But if not, you'll be shown an end service date when your cancellation will officially take effect. Until then, you can reverse your cancellation if you decide to. Note that if you aren't offered a full-service refund and wish to cancel right away, you'll have to contact customer service to push your cancellation through. And if you subscribe through Apple, you'll need to cancel your channels at least 24 hours in advance of your renewal or billing — otherwise, you may end up being charged for an additional period of time.

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Need help managing other Prime Video Channels issues? Find help in Amazon's catalog of Prime Video Channels topics, including how to resolve problems accessing content from external providers, as well as more information on Nielsen viewing measurements, information on live TV capabilities, and more.

Amazon Prime Video Channel Deals

Like other Amazon products and services, there are often deals around Prime Video Channels as part of Prime Day promotions. This year was no exception, with the following offers that were available through July 12:

  • Two months of Max for $7.99 a month, which is 50% off the regular monthly price
  • Two months of Paramount+ for $5.99 per month, a 50% discount on the regular monthly price
  • Two months of AMC+ for $4.49 each month, which is another 50% discount
Prime Video Channels are premium channels you can add to your existing Prime Video account for an additional charge.

In addition to the three offers above, Prime members could also try out a variety of Prime Video Channels for just 99 cents per month for two months, including the following:

  • A&E Crime Central
  • Acorn TV
  • Britbox
  • Cinemax
  • Hallmark Movies Now
  • Lifetime Movie Club
  • MGM+
  • Noggin
  • PBS Documentaries
  • PBS Masterpiece
  • ScreenPix
  • Starz
  • ViX Premium

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Julie Ramhold
Senior Staff Writer/Consumer Analyst

Julie's work has been featured on CNBC, GoBankingRates, Kiplinger, Marketwatch, Money, The New York Times, Real Simple, US News, WaPo, WSJ, Yahoo!, and more. She's extolled the virtues of DealNews in interviews with Cheddar TV, GMA, various podcasts, and affiliates across the United States, plus one in Canada.
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