We take an in-depth look at Amazon Prime’s channel subscription service
If you have a UK Amazon Prime subscription, you’ll be able to access Amazon Prime Video Channels or simply Amazon Channels.
Amazon Channels is an addon to the current Prime Video membership, offering subscribers access to more than 40 third-party streaming channels. These include Discovery, Eurosport Player, ITV Hub, Funimation and several other channels dedicated to specific interests and age groups.
The idea behind the Amazon Prime TV service is that UK Prime members are able to pick and choose from a wide selection of individual streaming channels, rather than signing up for full subscription services they don’t want or need.
The service includes a mix of live channels, as well as catch-up content from TV, film studios and rival streaming platforms. You pay a set price for each channel individually and you’ll get additional content on top of your regular Prime subscription.
Anyone with a Prime subscription – whether it’s a free trial, student subscription or a household shared subscription – can sign up for Amazon Prime TV. Once you’ve subscribed, you can access channels on almost every device imaginable.
How much does Amazon Channels cost?
You’ll pay a monthly fee for each channel individually, with prices starting at £1.49 per month. The most expensive channels will set you back £9.99 a month, but most generally sit around the £4.99 mark. Each channel also offers a free trial, but the length of these vary significantly, from seven days to three months
Is paying for Amazon Channels worth it?
The question of whether or not Amazon Prime Video Channels is worth the cost depends on your viewing preferences. Some of the channels appear to be quite costly, especially when you factor in the base cost of an Amazon Prime or Amazon Video subscription.
The service is targeted at viewers with specific interests. There are channels entirely dedicated to anime, reality TV, food, children’s programmes, yoga enthusiasts and more. So if you’re nuts about a certain subject, the benefits probably outweigh the additional cost.
If you can’t make up your mind, you can always use a free trial before you commit. Thankfully, each channel has its own individual free trial, so you don’t have to use them sparingly.
How to sign up to Amazon Prime Video Channels in the UK
If Amazon Channels sounds like something you’d enjoy, it’s easy to get started.
Visit the Prime Video page on Amazon’s website as you would normally, and you should see a section labelled “Channels”. Clicking through to this page brings up a selection of the channels available, as well as some of the shows they offer.
Scroll down a little further and you’ll be able to access a list of everything available under the heading “Prime Video Channels”. Alternatively, you can use the search bar to look up a specific channel. We’ve also rounded up the full list below to make life a little easier.
Once you’ve found a channel you like the look of, click “learn more” and you’ll be taken through to a new page where you can start your free trial, or subscribe to the channel on a monthly basis.
Amazon Channels full list: What channels are included?
Here’s the full list of services available through Amazon Channels and their monthly cost:
Acacia TV £5.99
Arrow Video £4.99
BFI Player+ £4.99
BeFit UK £5.99
Curiosity Stream £5.49
Daily Burn £9.99
Eurosport Player £6.99
Full Moon Features £3.99
Horse & Country Play £3.99
ITV Hub+ £3.99
Nautical Channel £3.99
Nordic Noir and Beyond £4.99
Pinoy Box Office £1.99
Planet Knowledge £2.29
Pongalo Next £2.99
Qello Concerts £5.99
Tastemade Plus £1.99
UP Family £3.49
Viewster Anime £2.99
Yoga Anytime Channel £6.99