Amazon will raise the price of its Prime subscription for UK customers

Amazon raises prices in the UK: Prime subscription will rise from £7.99 to £8.99 per month from September 15 due to “rising inflation and operating costs”.

  • Amazon to raise prices for its Prime delivery and streaming service in the UK
  • The tech giant blamed “rising inflation and operating costs” for this.
  • Will increase the price of Prime from £7.99 per month to £8.99 from September 15th.
  • Annual membership will increase from £79 to £95 per year for UK customers.

Amazon has announced that it will raise the price of its Prime delivery and streaming service for UK customers, blaming “an increase inflation and operating costs.

The American tech giant said it will increase the price of Prime from £7.99 per month to £8.99 from September 15 for new customers or on the day of a customer’s next subscription renewal.

Annual membership will increase from £79 to £95 per year in the UK.

Amazon offers free unlimited shipping, entertainment streaming, and live sports through a Prime subscription.

A spokesman for the company said: “Prime offers the best in shopping and entertainment and continues to improve every year.

“We have increased the number of products available with Fast and Unlimited Prime Delivery, recently added Super Fast Fresh Delivery, and greatly expanded our high-quality digital entertainment to include TV, movies, music, games, and books.

“Due to rising inflation and the continued rise in UK operating costs, we will change the price of Prime.”

Amazon has announced that it will increase the price of its Prime delivery and streaming service for UK customers, blaming “rising inflation and operating costs”.

NEW AMAZON PRIME PRICES

Starting September 15 for new customers or the date of the next subscription renewal, Amazon will raise the price of its Prime subscription.

  • It will rise from £7.99 to £8.99 per month.
  • Annual membership will increase from £79 to £95 per year in the UK.

Amazon has poured billions of pounds into its streaming content in recent years, creating original series like The Boys and The Terminal List.

In September, Prime Video will release The Lord of the Rings: Rings of Power, which is valued at around £750 million in rights and filming.

The company is also investing millions in sports rights, having secured the rights to show some Champions League matches from 2024 earlier this month, adding to its rights to 20 Premier League games each season.

The price increase for Prime is the first since 2014.

This comes just months after Netflix increased its basic and standard plans by £1 a month and its premium plan was increased by £2, just 18 months after the previous increase.

The streaming giant said the price change will allow it to “continue to invest in best-in-class UK production” and “offer a wide range of quality shows and films to customers”.

This comes just months after Netflix increased its basic and standard plans by £1 a month and its premium plan was increased by £2, just 18 months after the previous increase.

This comes just months after Netflix increased its basic and standard plans by £1 a month and its premium plan was increased by £2, just 18 months after the previous increase.

The UK is Netflix’s largest production hub outside of the US and Canada, with a UK production budget of $1 billion in 2020.

Netflix’s decision to raise prices again came amid controversy over the cost of living in the UK and drew backlash from some users.

However, one user pointed out that the UK public can enjoy Netflix at a lower price than a TV license, which costs £159 per year (average £13.25 per month).

Plus, at £6.99 a month, Netflix’s basic package is still cheaper than some of its closest streaming competitors Disney+ and Amazon Prime (both currently £7.99 a month).

WHAT VIDEO STREAMING OPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE FOR UK CUSTOMERS?

Netflix

Price: from £6.99 per month

Hit shows:

Amazon Prime

Price: £7.99 per month OR £79 per year

Hit shows:

  • Jack Ryan from Tom Clancy
  • boys

Apple TV+

Price: £4.99 per month

hit show:

  • Ted Lasso
  • For all mankind

Disney+

Price: £7.99 per month OR £79.90 per year

hit show:

  • The Mandalorian
  • The Simpsons

NOW TV

Price: from £9.99 per month

Hit shows:

  • Game of Thrones
  • Chernobyl

Hi

Price: £4.99 per month

Hit shows:

  • Keep up with the Kardashians
  • Made in Chelsea

Britbox

Price: £5.99 per month

Hit shows:

  • spitting image
  • Midsomer murders

Prices are current as of July 2022.