It is lastly occurred. After years of lagging behind its largest competitor, Amazon Prime Video has lastly launched profiles. Which means you and your loved ones members can lastly have your personal separate suggestions, watch historical past, season progress, and watch listing. In a bid to outdo Netflix, Prime Video subscribers can now create as much as six profiles, up from Netflix’s 5. For many who have youngsters, you may select to designate any of them as a child’s profile on the time of creation. You too can select to let your youngsters use the “Children” profile that exists by default. New profiles will be deleted, aside from the first one. Although profiles have different-coloured avatars, there isn’t any choice to vary them presently.
That is nice information for Prime Video viewers, particularly in international locations the place the worth of a Prime subscription — within the US, it prices $119 (about Rs. 8,900) a yr — was too exorbitant to get a second subscription, simply to have your personal profile. Amazon did can help you hyperlink two accounts as a part of an Amazon Family, although that was hardly excellent, given you may’t log into a number of Prime Video accounts on shared units. In India, Prime has at all times been much more inexpensive — it nonetheless prices simply Rs. 999 a yr — for everybody to have their very own membership. Now with profiles, Prime Video turns into a greater household service.
Amazon says that Prime Video profiles are presently accessible in chosen international locations solely. For those who’re not seeing them in your area, that is most likely why. Furthermore, profile creation and administration is barely supported on choose units: Android and iOS units, Fireplace tablets, Prime Video app on Fireplace TV (India-only), Chromecast, and choose Apple TVs, and in browsers in all places. You possibly can’t create, edit, or delete Prime Video profiles on the Fireplace TV house display screen, Alexa units with a display screen, Fireplace Gen 9 or under tablets, and different lounge units.