How to use Prime Video channels to watch series and movies

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Prime Video is included in the Amazon Prime subscription that you pay every year or every month and allows us to access exclusive content, movies and series, as well as a store where you can rent or buy movies. Since 2020, they are also available Amazon Prime Video channels that add more titles to the platform without having to change accounts or install anything new. You can add content extras to Prime Video to increase the catalog.

What are Amazon Prime Video channels? How do they work? How much are they worth? We explain what they are, how you can try them for free and what types are there.

What are Prime Video channels

Amazon Prime Video channels allow us to add content to the streaming platform. Prime Video has series and films both original and exclusive as of which you have bought the rights. We can thus find series like The Boys but also Los Serrano and, in general, many titles available. But beyond what comes by default in the subscription, Amazon Prime Video allows you to pay an extra per month that allows you add content to your platform. The advantage is that we do not have to have two applications installed but it is enough to have everything in one but add their catalogs with new streaming services added.

You can register the channels whenever you want and pay them as long as you need. Once you get tired of them, you can unsubscribe them. They are extras to Amazon Prime Video in the same way that in your television package from your operator you can add an extra package, for a fee, to watch motorcycles or to watch the Champions League. Only this time it is all online and that the content is not sport but series or specialized programs such as classical music concerts.

Is it the same as rent or buy?

No, we can rent movies and it is also an independent method that requires an extra cost but it is not the same as Amazon Prime Video channels, They are independent and each one has a different purpose of use.

Rent or buy on Prime

What channels are there

Although new ones may arrive in the future, the current channels are:

MGM Action

Hollywood blockbusters and iconic MGM series

Starzplay

Original series and movies every month, like Normal People or The Act, among many others. One of the streaming platforms with the highest quality in its originals.

MUBI

New movies every day “Critically acclaimed” for movie lovers.

Noggin by Nick Jr

Subscription to series of channels for children without ads. Children’s content Nickelodeon specialist.

FlixOlé

The streaming platform with all the Spanish cinema you want. FlixOlé works as an independent platform in Spain but you can also hire it among the Prime Video channels.

Stingray karaoke

A karaoke with all the genres you are looking for. You just choose the song you want and start singing. You can choose between classical music, Disney songs, blues, Asian pop, popular songs …

TV Short

A dedicated television channel only to short films. HD broadcast 24 hours a day, seven days a week with short content.

Out TV

An Amazon Prime Video channel specialized in LGBTQ + themes. Original series, films and documentaries from this Out channel.

Quello COncerts

As its name indicates, thousands of award-winning concerts that we can see on demand. From Alejandro Sanz to The Policce, U2, Héroes del Silencio …

Mezzo

Classical music, jazz and dance. An exclusive music channel where you can watch live events in Mezzo and Mezzo Live HD but you can also see different concerts and pieces of symphony orchestras, for example. It has dance sections where you will see the Lorraine Ballet or jazz concert sections.

How much are they worth

Depending on the channel it has a price or another but all are between four or five euros Except for Mubi, which has a price of almost ten euros a month. The price varies depending on each one of them but generally it is the same as they would charge you if you make a separate account in that service. For example, on Starzplay. But with the advantage of having a single app to access all the content or a single account. When you want to unsubscribe, you keep Amazon and cancel the channel.

  • MGM: 3.99 euros per month
  • Starzplay: 4.99 euros per month
  • MUBI: 9.99 euros per month
  • Noggin by Nick Jr: 3.99 euros per month
  • FlixOlé: 2.99 euros per month
  • TV Short: 3.99 eros per month
  • Out TV: 4.99 euros per month after the test
  • Quello COncerts: 4.99 euros per month
  • Mezzo: 2.99 euros per month
  • Stingray Karaoke: 4.99 euros per month

The price will be added to your monthly subscription by Amazon Prime

Free trial

As with normal platforms, there are free trials also on Amazon Prime Video channels and we can unsubscribe them before we start paying for them.

  • MGM: Free trial for 14 days
  • Starzplay: 7-day free trial
  • MUBI: Free trial for 14 days
  • Noggin by Nick Jr: Free Trial for 7 Days
  • FlixOlé: Free trial for 30 days
  • TV Shorts: Free trial for 14 days
  • Out TV: Free trial for 14 days
  • Quello COncerts: Free trial for 14 days
  • Mezzo: Free trial for 14 days
  • Stingray Karaoke: Free Trial for 14 Days

How to hire

You just have to choose the channel you want. Go to Amazon Prime Video in your computer’s browser and log in with your username and password. At the top you will see the different menus and categories. Here you will find “Channels”.

Channels

Here all the series and recommended contents will be opened organized by rows and corresponding to each of the channels that you can hire on Amazon. If you see something that catches your attention, simply tap on “See more” next to the name.

See more channels

This will open the channel page and you can take a look at the different content. For example, in the case of Starzplay you will see:

  • Recently added
  • More popular
  • Terror and suspense
  • Comedy and romance
  • Science fiction movies
  • Etc

At the top of the web you will find a banner that says “Subscribe and watch.” You will find this banner on all Prime Video channels, whatever their type.

Here you will see the details: a brief description of the channel, the test time and the price. And a button to start your free trial. If you want to register or contract the channels, simply touch on “Start your 7-day free trial” (or the corresponding depending on the channel you are hiring)

Free Trial

Your usual payment methods, your email associated with Amazon and your billing address will appear here. You can modify the payment and billing information. Once you have it, just tap on FREE Trial – Pay Later. You will start the test like this. You will not have to pay anything until the end of the trial period but remember to cancel it if you don’t want to continue paying the subscription month by month because the renewal is automatic until you cancel it manually.

Pay

Start to see what you want

When you have followed these steps, you will be able to see all the content of the channel as part of the Amazon Prime Video content. You will see it like any other series or movie on Amazon Prime Video and when you enter the content tab you will see “Included in your subscription to X”. In this case, Starzplay as an example.

Once you go to “Channels” in the top menu you will see “My channels” where you will see the ones you pay month by month and the ones you have subscribed to.

my channels

Unsubscribe channels

If you want to cancel a channel, you can do it whenever you want from the settings.

  • Open Amazon Prime Video in the browser
  • Go to your name in the upper right corner
  • Open the section “Account and settings”
  • In the settings menu, find the section or tab “Channels”
  • Here you will see the channels to which you are subscribed

Cancel

You will see the following:

  • Channel you have subscribed to
  • Date of renewal
  • Channel price every month

Finally, you will see the button “Cancel channel”. Tap on it if you want to cancel the subscription and don’t want to renew it again. Keep in mind that you will be able to continue watching the series and movies of your contracted channel until the renewal date indicated in the card of the same expires. Even if you cancel it on March 23, for example, you can keep seeing it until March 31 that you will lose access.

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