Parents' Guide to

Amazon Prime Video

By Christy Matte, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Rich content library, imperfect parental controls.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this app.

Community Reviews

age 6+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 2+

Curious George goes into an epic battle with Lord Farquad to save Squidward so he can give him a bowl

age 5+

A good service

This service is free for anyone with an Amazon Prime membership. It has a rather nice selection of movies and TV shows, especially considering that it is free. However, the interface isn’t as good as Netflix. There also aren’t as many good originals as Netflix.

This title has:

Too much consumerism

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  • Personal information is not sold or rented to third parties.
  • Personal information is shared for third-party marketing.
  • Personalised advertising is displayed.
  • Data are collected by third-parties for their own purposes.
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  • Data profiles are created and used for personalised advertisements.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3 ):
Kids say (13 ):

If you're looking for a vast collection of movie and TV content in one place, you can't really go wrong here. Amazon Prime Video sets the bar high for both navigation and content. The parental controls are OK, but it would be helpful to be able to lock kids into their profiles rather than setting a restrictive set of controls on the entire device. Having the ability to block specific titles -- and not just ratings categories -- would also be nice. In terms of content, the integration with Movies Anywhere brings Amazon Prime Video even closer to a one-stop-shop solution. And for those family members who always want to know where they know that actor from, X-Ray is fun and easy to use. While parents of clever kids will still want to keep an eye on what they are doing, Amazon Prime Video is a solid solution for families who want their content on a variety of devices.

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