Everything You Need to Know about Profiles on Amazon Prime Video

by Ravi Teja KNTS

Prime Video like every other streaming service on the market has decided to finally catch up and add profiles. Yes, you can now set different profiles on your Amazon Prime Video account and unlock a few extra features. In this article, I’ll tell you everything about the Profiles on Prime Video. Let’s begin.

What’s New?

Amazon Prime Video now, lets you create and manage multiple profiles within your account with content personalized for each profile. Profiles will have separate recommendations, watch history, and season progress based on individual profile activity. Prime Video supports 6 different profiles which means you can create 5 other profiles and any of those can be set to be Kids’ profile.

How to create Profiles on Amazon Prime Video

Creating a profile is really easy. If you’re using an Android, iOS, or even a Fire device, just open the Prime Video app and tap on My Stuff icon on the bottom right. Tap your Profile and select ‘create profile’.

creating profile on Prime Video android app

Enter the Profile name and enable the Kid’s Profile option if you’re making it for kids.

Giving a profile name in prime video

On the Prime Video Website, Android TV, Apple TV, and Fire TV, you can click on the profile > Add New and continue the process.

Creating a profile in Prime Video on Desktop PC

Benefits of profiles on Amazon Prime Video

Having multiple profiles is a no-brainer. Everyone who’s using the account can have their own movie recommendations, watch later list, season progression, etc. In short, you get the facility of using multiple accounts with a single account.

Having said that, there are disadvantages too with prime video kind of profiles implementation. Though you have multiple profiles, you have a single password for all of them. So you have to share your Amazon password.

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Supported and Unsupported devices

Here are all the devices that support profiles.

  • Mobile/Tablet (Android and iOS)
  • Web 
  • Fire Tablets above Gen 10
  • Apple TV Gen 2 & 3( you cannot create, edit or delete profiles from Apple TV but you can switch profiles)
  • Chromecast
  • Fire TV (only Indian customers)

Here are all the devices that don’t support Profiles.

  • Fire TV home screen experience.
  • Alexa devices with a screen.
  • Fire Tablet Gen 9 tablets and below.

Wrapping up

As most people spend a lot of time on these streaming services in this quarantine, it is really a good move from Amazon to offer a feature like Profiles.

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