Amazon Prime Video now lets users have up to 6 profiles: How it works

By Sameer Mitha | Published on 08 Jul 2020
Amazon Prime Video now lets users have up to 6 profiles: How it works
HIGHLIGHTS

The ability to add an individual profile is now live on Amazon Prime Video.

You need to update the app on your smart TV, streaming device, gaming console and smartphone to use the feature.

A user can stream three videos at the same time using one Amazon account.

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The one feature that Amazon Prime Video lacked when compared to Netflix was Profiles. Let’s face it, one family will use one Amazon Prime Video account and since everyone has different tastes, the “continue watching” and "my list" looked pretty muddled up. Now, Prime Video users can finally have access to profiles, something we’ve seen on Netflix since it launched. Here we will tell you everything you need to know about profiles on Amazon Prime Video.

How Many Amazon Prime Video Profiles Can I Have In One Account?  

According to Amazon, a user can have up to six user profiles (one default primary profile + five additional profiles, either adult or kids) within Prime Video on a single Prime Video account. This means that you could have a different profile for family members, or if you are like me, you will have profiles based on genres you enjoy watching. 

How Many Simultaneous Streams Can Take Place From One Amazon Prime Video Account?

Once again, Amazon says that a user “may stream up to three videos at the same time using the same Amazon account. You may stream the same video to no more than two devices at a time”. This means that if you have three TVs in your house, you can stream three different videos, one on each TV and enjoy. However, if multiple people want to watch the same content, then the same content can be streamed on only 2 devices at the same time. 

How does Amazon Prime Video User Profiles and Simultaneous Stream Compare to Netflix?

While Prime Video gives you access to 6 profiles with one account, Netflix gives you access to 5 profiles with one account. Amazon Prime Video has one plan in India priced at Rs 999 per year giving you the ability to stream simultaneously on three devices. On Netflix, the number of devices you can stream on is based on the plan you have. The premium plan priced at Rs 799 per month for Netflix gives you access to stream on 4 devices at the same time. The Rs 649 plan per month gives you access to stream on 2 devices at the same time. The Rs 499 per month plan gives you access to stream on only 1 device at a time. And the Rs 199 per month plan is limited to streaming on smartphones or tablets, once again, one device at a time. To stream in 4K and HDR, users need access to the top tier plan on Netflix.

Can I Stream in 4K and HDR on Prime Videos?

Yes, the Rs 999 per year plan is the only plan and if the content is available in 4K and HDR, it will stream in 4K and HDR provided your TV supports it and so does the streaming device you are using. For example, the 1080p Chromecast or 1080p Fire TV stick will only show content in 1080p SDR. However, the 4K Fire TV Stick, or Mi Box 4K or gaming consoles like the PS4 Pro and Xbox One X will stream in 4K and HDR when available. 

Prime Video supports HDR Playback

What Devices Support Prime Video Profiles?

Prime Video profiles can be accessed on the following devices.

  • Android and iOS powered tablets and smartphones.
  • The browser on Desktops and Laptops
  • Prime Video app on Smart TVs
  • Chromecast
  • Apple TV - Gen 2 and 3
  • Fire TV Stick

Users should note that Profiles can be created and managed on all the above-mentioned devices except for the Apple TV. On Apple TV, users can only switch profiles on Prime Video.

Amazon Fire TV Stick Key Specs, Price and Launch Date

Price: ₹3999
Release Date: 28 May 2019
Variant: None
Market Status: Launched

Key Specs

  • Playback Time Playback Time
    NA
  • Frequency Range Frequency Range
    NA
  • Channels Channels
    NA
  • Dimensions Dimensions
    85.9 mm x 30.0 mm x 12.6 mm
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Sameer Mitha

Sameer Mitha lives for gaming and technology is his muse. When he isn’t busy playing with gadgets or video games he delves into the world of fantasy novels.

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