For most people, Amazon Prime seems to be a very good deal, even if you only use it for its primary benefit: free two-day shipping. But Amazon has extended Prime to includeto deny the even more difficult.
What makes the deal even sweeter is that you can share these benefits with other members of your family. Here is how.
What is an Amazon household?
Previously, you could share Amazon Prime with virtually any of your friends and relatives. But Amazon cracked down in this area in 2015, probably because it was abused and overlooked. Sharing was always meant to be shared with family members living in the same house, but there were few restrictions to enforce it.
Now Amazon is calling its sharing Prime membership fee on Amazon Household. Your household can expand to another adult, four teenagers and four children. The catch is that you have to activate the shared payment methods between the two adults to share all the available benefits.
Second Use Benefits
After linking a second adult account, you can share previously purchased digital content between the two accounts. Apps and games, audiobooks and e-books. The second adult also gains access to:
- Prime Shipping
- Prime Now
- AmazonFresh (if the main account has this add-on)
- Prime Video
- Prime Photos Family Vault
- Audible Channels  Kindle Owners' Lending Library
- Amazon First Lies
- Prime Early Access
- Prime Member Discounts on Amazon Music Unlimited and Kindle FreeTime Unlimited
- Up to 20 percent off diapers, baby food and others Products
- 2% rewards on reloading an Amazon Gift Card balance
If you add a teenager (13-17 years old) to your account, the teenager will receive a separate Amazon login. The combined benefits are not nearly as extensive as with an adult account.
Teens in a Household can create orders with Prime Shipping, but the order must be approved by an adult on the account before final completion. The adults on the account can share Prime Shipping, Prime Video and Twitch Prime with the teens on the account.
Adding a child (12 years and younger) to your Prime Household is more about parental control than anything else. Child accounts do not have access to shopping, but they can view digital content that has been approved by adult accounts through Kindle FreeTime.
Adults can set parental controls for ($ 49.99 at Amazon.com) .Kindles and Fire TV
Add family members to your Amazon household
To share Prime with your family, you must either know their login information or provide them with the setup. Log in to your Amazon account and hover over Accounts & Lists and click Your Account . Click Shopping Programs and Rentals on Amazon Household . Click Add adult and then sign in to the second adult's account.
If an adult is added to the account and you decide to remove that person, you can not add another adult or join another household for 180 days. (There is a grace period in which you can reactivate the previous adult if the deletion was a mistake.)
To add a teenager or child, go back to Amazon Household and click Add a Teenager or Add a Child . Then click Get started . Each teenager you add to your account must enter either a mobile phone number or an email address and a birthday.
To remove a member from the household, go back to Amazon Household and click Manage Your Household . Under the name of the member you want to remove, click Remove .