Amazon Prime

Still no sign of a proper Android video player, though, as Amazon preps first fee hike in 9 years

Amazon this morning in an email to its customers announced that starting with your next renewal, its annual fee will increase to $99. Amazon notes the increase in fuel and transportation costs, along with the increase in the number of items available for free two-day shipping. It also mentions the more than 40,000 movies and TV shows available for streaming. Not mentioned: Any hope of getting a video player for Android.

Dear Phil Nickinson,

We are writing to provide you advance notice that the price of your Prime membership will be increasing. The annual rate will be $99 when your membership renews on July 30, 2014.

Even as fuel and transportation costs have increased, the price of Prime has remained the same for nine years. Since 2005, the number of items eligible for unlimited free Two-Day Shipping has grown from one million to over 20 million. We also added unlimited access to over 40,000 movies and TV episodes with Prime Instant Video and a selection of over 500,000 books to borrow from the Kindle Owners' Lending Library.

For more information about your Prime membership, visit our Prime membership page.


The Amazon Prime Team