Amazon’s Prime membership delivers great value across the range of services offered by the global giant – free home delivery of purchases, perks like free eBooks and music and, of course, Amazon Prime Video with its library of exclusive shows and movies alongside a ton of other content. But it’s not the right fit for everyone – if you don’t make many purchases from Amazon and aren’t finding much to watch on Prime Video, you might be looking to save some money and wondering how to cancel Amazon Prime.
Amazon Prime membership offers one of the best-value subscriptions available in Australia at only $59 per year for a whole range of benefits, but there’s no point in paying for a service you don’t use much or at all – so if you’ve stuck with Amazon Prime after your free trial but aren’t enjoying its full benefits, then the time may have come to cancel your Amazon Prime subscription.
It’s important to note that Amazon Prime has two different subscription plans – monthly and annual. The annual plan delivers far better value, costing only $59 a year in Australia – far less than the service costs in the US, while providing almost all of the same benefits, including free expedited shipping on all Amazon purchases, access to free music streaming, eBooks and photo storage, as well as the main attraction, Amazon Prime Video. But if you’re ready to part ways, here’s how to cancel Amazon Prime without hassles.
How to Cancel Amazon Prime
If you’re not making good use of your Amazon Prime subscription – not buying much online, not streaming Prime Video’s shows and movies – it might be a good idea to cancel your Amazon Prime membership for a while. You’ll easily be able to re-subscribe when you need to, as long as your Amazon account still exists so it’s worth considering to cancel your current membership.
It’s also possible to entirely delete your Amazon account if you want to – but that’s a step that can’t eve be reversed, and will remove your entire history with Amazon, from purchases to streaming when you cancel your membership. We’d recommend you simply cancel your Prime subscription if you want to take a break from monthly or annual payments – and if you’re worried about Amazon keeping your credit card information on file, you can easily remove it from your account page.
You’ll need to head to a web browser on a desktop or laptop computer to manage your Amazon account; just head to the main Amazon web site to get started. Then look up near the top right of any Amazon page and you’ll see a “Hello, username” menu you can hover your mouse pointer over to reveal the site’s main menu.
From there, click on “Your Prime Membership,” and you’ll be taken to a page that shows you your current Amazon Prime subscription, how much you’re paying for it and, again at the top right, a link to click labelled “Membership.”
Click “Update, cancel and more” below that to open a drop-down menu with an option labelled “End Membership.” Click the button right under that option, and you’ll be taken to a page that lets you know how much money you’ve saved with your Prime membership and pointing out some of the benefits you’ll lose by cancelling (such as Prime Video, Prime Music, Prime Reading, Twitch Prime and, of course, that free delivery!)
If you’re absolutely sure you want to cancel your membership, you can click the “Continue to Cancel” button and wave goodbye to Amazon Prime. Alternatively, if you’re still not sure, there’s a “Remind Me Later” button which will set up a reminder emailed to you three days before your next Prime subscription payment, to give you time to decide.
Get a Free Trial on Other Streaming TV Services
If you’ve been using Amazon Prime mainly for the streaming service, you’ll probably be looking for more TV shows and movies to stream – and there are several options available that have a free trail on offer for new customers.
Top of the list is BINGE, a streaming service with access to the entire HBO library as well as plenty of drama, comedy, lifestyle and documentary content, and it’s become one of the most popular streaming services in Australia since its launch. BINGE offers two full weeks of free trial access to its entire library free of charge and offers incredible value for money after that.
You can also catch that on-demand content alongside live streaming TV channels with Foxtel Now’s free trial, with 10 days of access to all of its channel packs – the equivalent of everything Foxtel has to offer. And if you’re more the sporting type, Australia’s destination for all the action – Kayo Sports – offers a 14-day free trial so you can stream live sport, replay games on demand and command the action with features like Split View, completely free for two weeks.
Last audited 10 June 2021