If you have Amazon Prime, is there an easy way to share your Prime benefits with someone who lives in a different location? Or does the other person have to live in the same household as you? And what about Amazon Prime Video benefits?
Don’t worry. We’re here to help. Below, we’ll answer all your questions about what to expect if you want to split your Amazon Prime benefits between two different addresses. Keep reading to learn more!
You can share your Amazon Prime benefits with those that live at your address by adding them to your Amazon Household. They will then receive all Prime benefits. For those that don’t live at your address, you could share your account with them, but this isn’t recommended.
There’s a lot you should know about sharing your Amazon Prime account with someone with a different address. In some situations, you shouldn’t do it. We explain everything below!
You can share your Amazon Prime account with others in your same household — as long as the other person lives in the same country or region. You can do this by easily adding another person to your Amazon Household.
While you might be able to add someone who lives at a different address to your Household, Amazon could also deny this from happening. On average, Amazon only wants families and those who live in the same household to actually benefit from their Household feature.
Amazon Households can only have two adults, four teens, and four children attached to the account. This feature was created for families who want to share their Prime benefits with their family members. However, as you can see, it is limited to how many people you can add.
However, once you add someone to your Amazon Household, you will also share your payment methods. This means that the person added to your Household will have full access to the cards that you put on your account. You will share wallets.
Therefore, it’s recommended that you only add a family member or loved one to your Household, as anyone added to a Household will have full access to all of your financial information on Amazon.
You can share your Amazon Prime benefits through Amazon Household, which we explained above. According to Amazon, you just need to ensure that the person attached to your Household lives in the same country or region as you.
On average, Amazon will only allow those who live at the same address to be a part of a Household. However, you could always try to add someone who lives at a different address to your Household and see if it goes through. Don’t be surprised if it doesn’t!
Many families can really benefit from this feature. For example, if your daughter is going off to college and will live primarily at another address, she can still benefit from Prime benefits when she is not living at home — as long as she still is in the same country or region as you.
Because it can be impossible to share your Prime benefits with someone who lives at a different address through Amazon’s Households, many people have begun to just share their accounts with their friends or loved ones.
This isn’t recommended for a variety of reasons — mainly because your friends will now have access to all of your personal information and any default payment methods. You could end up being charged for something they bought!
Therefore, you should always be careful and wary when sharing your account information. Amazon doesn’t want you to do this for a reason!
What Happens if You Share Amazon Prime With Someone at a Different Address?
As we’ve discussed above, some people decide to share their Amazon accounts with friends or loved ones so that others can get Prime benefits. This is because Amazon doesn’t have any limits on where packages are shipped to.
You can ship different orders to different locations all the time, and all through just one Amazon account. Therefore, you can easily share your account with loved ones, if you want to. Again, this is not recommended in most instances!
While it isn’t illegal to share Amazon Prime, it is against Amazon’s policies. They only want one Prime member on one account. For those who have families, they offer Households, which allow families at the same address to share Prime benefits between them.
If Amazon notices anything suspicious with your account, such as multiple users using your account, they could flag your account or put it on hold. On the other hand, they may never notice anything amiss with your account.
On Amazon, you can create an Amazon Household that allows you to have multiple accounts connected to receive all Prime benefits.
On Amazon Prime Video, you can also create different accounts — even if you only have one account. This also works really well for families. On Amazon Prime Video, you have the option to create up to six user profiles.
These user profiles will allow your family members or loved ones to easily have their own profiles to watch movies and TV shows on. However, all profiles will be linked to your account, unless you’re using Amazon Household!
The only way to share Amazon Prime without sharing your password is by creating an Amazon Household. But as we explained above, only families that live at the same address can benefit from this feature.
To share Amazon Prime Video in any other way, you’ll have to share your entire Amazon account.
If you share your Amazon Prime Video account with others, they will have full access to your entire Amazon account. This means that they will be able to see all of your purchases — and all of your payment methods and account details. Remember that if you share your Amazon Prime account, other people will also be able to see your watch history.
The only way to share your Amazon Prime benefits with others is by creating an Amazon Household, perfect for families who live at the same address. To share your Amazon Prime with others at a different address, you can only share your account information, which isn’t recommended.