The Value of Amazon Prime for Kindle Fire - dummies

The Value of Amazon Prime for Kindle Fire

Kindle Fire comes with one free month of Amazon Prime. This service is one of the best deals out there. During your free month, Prime will allow you to get a lot of perks, such as free two-day shipping on thousands of items sold through Amazon and free instant videos.

If you decide to pick up the service after your free month, it will cost you $79 a year. So, what do you get for your money?

Prime includes free two-day shipping on millions of items and overnight shipping for only $3.99. Not every item offered on Amazon is eligible for Prime, but enough are that it’s a wonderful savings in time and money over the course of a year. You can probably pay for the membership with the free shipping on the first two or three orders you place. And getting your Prime stuff in only two days every time is sweet.

In addition, Prime membership gives you access to Prime Instant Videos, which includes thousands of movies and TV shows that can be streamed to your Kindle Fire absolutely free.

These aren’t obscure 1970s sleepers, here: Recent additions to Prime Instant Videos include TV shows such as all the Star Trek series and the hit series Frasier, and award winning movies such as Elizabeth and Notting Hill.


If you already have a paid Amazon Prime account, you don’t get an extra month for free, sad to say. And if you don’t have a Prime account, your 30 days of a free account starts from the time you activate your Kindle Fire, not the first time you make a Prime purchase or stream a Prime Instant Video.

So, start using it right away to take full advantage and decide whether the paid membership is for you.