Most of us can’t resist a shop at Amazon from time to time, it’s a great site that’s popular with a lot of families. There are some great items available. If you’ve grown to love it over the years, then you may even have a Prime membership where you can get your parcels delivered on the same day your order.
If you’re fortunate enough to have a Prime membership, we have some exciting news for you. You can now share your benefits with your family! It’s part of Amazon Household, which allows you to share your Prime benefits with another adult and children. But how do you go about doing that? Let’s explain…
How to share Amazon Prime benefits
What you need to do first is identify who you want to share your Prime benefits with. You need to then link your accounts through Amazon Household, and both agree that it’s OK to share payment methods.
To share the Prime Video service with another person, you have to ensure you’ve both got a 1-Click UK billing address and payment option from the UK too. It’s worth noting here that you can only share these benefits if you hold a full Prime membership. Anyone with discounted memberships such as Student Prime or just Prime Video members, sorry guys, you can’t enjoy this deal.
What payment options can I choose?
Amazon accept the following payment methods:
- Visa Electron
- American Express
- UK based Maestro and Solo cards
What you don’t see listed here that you may have hoped to be displayed is PayPal. It’s not yet available to use with Amazon Household but, if you do use this e-wallet, you can link it with your Alexa if you have one. All you need to do is find the PayPal skill in the Alexa app store and enable it. You then login with your PayPal details and set up a PIN and payment method. Once this is done you can start sending money to whoever you wish simply by talking to Alexa.
PayPal is one of the most reliable payment methods in the world, so we don’t think it’ll be too long until it’s linked up to Amazon Household. After all, it’s accepted in so many countries across so many industries. Video Games and iGaming are a prime example where people put their full trust in PayPal. It’s being used a lot on gaming platforms like Steam, Sony and XBox. Several casinos allow PayPal payments online as well, and that number is only on the rise. It’s very safe, secure and it provides a detailed overview of transactions and subscriptions.
What else can I share with Amazon Household?
Another major part of your Prime membership that you’re able to share with someone else is the digital content you own. You can link accounts to share audiobooks, eBooks, games, and apps. And this is where the children come into play.
Although you can only share payment methods with adults, which is understandable, you are able to share your digital content with children. There are parental controls attached to it too, which is good news. So you can set what content the children can access. You can also set educational time limits and goals for some of the content. It’s an ideal way for children to learn from home during this testing time we’re all facing.
You can also link your Amazon Household profile to Alexa so that you can share content on another Alexa. It’s all very clever. Check out the Amazon website for further details on how household profiles work on Alexa.
To wrap this up, it’s a no brainer really to let another family member enjoy your Prime benefits. That’s exactly what it is, a benefit. There are no negatives to Amazon Household at all. OK, maybe one with the PayPal option, but that’s being a little picky. If you help a family member out with Amazon Household, that’s an IOU in the bag for the future, so what are you waiting for?