Amazon Prime Restricts Service Sharing Perks
New Amazon Prime users face sharing restrictions after Amazon overhauls service settings.
Traditionally, users have been able to share their account with up to four friends; however, changes implemented recently only allow subscribers to share the account between two adults and four children at one UK address.
Within these developments, Amazon have further extended household settings so that both adults under one account must authorise each other to use all credit and debit cards associated with the subscription in order to make purchases. Similarly, parents will now also be able to share digital content with their children via the Family Library option, removing the need for children to have individual accounts in order to access programming.
These changes remove the ability Amazon Prime members had to share the cost of a subscription with four friends. Previously, users got around around the need for single household address by entering different shipping points, which would enable them to claim access to numerous benefits, such as free two-day shipping, access to the Instant Prime Video streaming service, Kindle Owners’ Lending Library and Prime Early Access.
The change does not appear to be retroactive for the time being, affecting only new sign-ups to Amazon Households.