Amazon Prime users in the UK are in for a price hike next week, with costs jumping by 20 percent for its annual plan.
The company is citing multiple reasons for the increases, including covering the costs of new content for Amazon Prime Video (such as investing in sports broadcasting), as well as inflation being at the highest its been in 40 years. There is also speculation that Netflix’s increased pricing may have also influenced the hike.
Amazon customers in the US received a price hike earlier this year, so this news doesn’t come as a surprise. Amazon Prime customers get next-day delivery, access to flash sales, TV and film streaming via Amazon Prime Video, e-books, music streaming and further perks.
If you would like to know what prices the new Amazon Prime subscriptions will be in the UK and how to avoid paying them, then we have everything you need to know.
How much is Amazon Prime increasing by?
Amazon’s UK Prime subscription costs will affect the monthly and annual plans, as well as the student plans. Here is what the price changes will be:
Amazon Prime monthly subscription: Increasing from £7.99 per month to £8.99 per month
Amazon Prime annual subscription: Increasing from £79 per year to £95 per year
Amazon Prime Student monthly subscription: Increasing from £3.99 per month to £4.49 per month
Amazon Prime Student annual subscription: Increasing from £39 per year to £47.49