Amazon Prime is available on most mobile devices, such as the Amazon Fire Tablet, Samsung Tablets, iPads and iPhones, allowing customers to make multiple profiles and cater their personal selection.
However, customers may wonder how many profiles they can create on Amazon Prime, and how many devices can use the same account at once. If you wonder the same thing, keep reading to see what I learned!
How Many Devices Can Use Amazon Prime In 2021?
Amazon allows three devices to be logged into the same Amazon Prime account simultaneously as of 2021. However, while three people can stream Amazon Prime at once, only two can watch the same video on Prime at the same time. Additionally, customers can create up to 6 profiles on Amazon Prime, giving every household member their own profile.
If you’d like to learn more about how many users can watch Amazon Prime at once, if you can share your Prime account with others outside your household, and more, keep reading for more information!
Amazon allows its members to share their Prime accounts with family members and trusted friends.
Additionally, Prime members can share their login information with their friends or family member, and they can create a profile to compile their own list of shows and films.
However, customers are recommended to only share their Amazon account with a person who they can trust with delicate information, such as their account password.
It’s therefore recommended that members only share their accounts with those in their household or with a friend who has proven to be trustworthy (ex. significant other, best friend, etc).
Can You Have Multiple Users on Amazon Prime?
Currently, Amazon allows up to three people and/or three devices to be logged into the same Amazon Prime Video account at once, and all three may stream TV shows and films at once.
However, if a Prime Video member is watching a specific video on their account, only one other person is allowed to stream that video at the exact same time.
Still, all three people and devices can stream other general content at the exact same time.
Additionally, Amazon Prime allows members to create up to 6 profiles for one account, which is preferable for families who have more than one device.
Can You Watch the Same Video on Prime on Two Devices Simultaneously?
While Amazon allows Prime Video members to have up to three devices logged in and streaming at the same time, only two devices can stream the exact same video at once.
While Amazon does not state the specific reason for this restriction, it’s reasonable to conclude that streaming the same film on two devices at once could cause issues with connectivity.
Therefore, friends or family who wish to group watch a film on Amazon Prime together are recommended to watch from separate accounts in order to avoid issues with their video.
Amazon Prime accounts can be shared with friends and family from different addresses, as long as customers are willing to share their login information.
However, it’s strongly recommended that Prime Video members keep their login information private to avoid issues with fraudulent charges, identity theft, and other serious concerns.
If, though, Prime Members would still like to share their account with a friend or family member, they are recommended to only share the account with a person they trust.
Additionally, it’s wise for Prime Members to put conditions on sharing their account, such as requiring their friend/ family member to log out of the account every time they use it, and not to save the login info to their Prime app.
How Do You Add Someone to Your Amazon Prime Account?
There are two main ways Prime Members can add other users to their Prime account.
One method is by creating a profile for them on their account and sharing the login information.
Another method is to install Amazon Household, a Prime account that allows families to share their Prime account with other Amazon account holders in their household.
In order to use Amazon Household, all users must have Amazon accounts. To add account holders to Amazon Household, members must enter each individual’s login information.
Customers should note, however, that Amazon Household is primarily meant for parents and their children, as the option for adding users is for adding a child and adding a teen to the member list.
Therefore, if members wish to share their account with other adults, they must give them access to their own Amazon Prime account.
Sharing an Amazon Prime Video account comes with a level of risk. In order to share a Prime Account, customers must hand over their login information to the person they wish to share it with.
Sharing a Prime Account can open customers up to the risk of fraudulent charges on their bill, identity theft, the other user deleting the account, giving unauthorized access to other users and more.
Therefore, customers are severely cautioned against sharing their Amazon Prime account with other people outside of their household.
However, if customers still wish to share their account with a friend or family member they trust, they can take precautions by putting the following into practice:
- Logging into their friend’s device for them to avoid them learning the password
- Ensuring their friend logs out of the account every time they finish using it
- Asking them not to save the login information on the app, and only sharing it when the account holder is present and can enter the login information themself
Which Devices Support Amazon Prime?
Amazon Prime Video is supported on a variety of devices. Currently, customers can watch Prime Video using the following:
- iOS Devices (iPhones, iPads etc)
- Android Devices
- Amazon Fire Tablets (all generations)
- Desktop computers
- Smart TV
Currently, Amazon allows three devices to use the same Amazon Prime Video Account at the same time.
However, only two devices may stream the same video at once, while the third device may stream another film or series.