Have you suffered from unknown costs when buying or using Amazon digital services? Well, I have. That’s why I break down the Amazon Digital Services and related charges from this post to keep you guys away from unnecessary charges. Or even if you have been charged mistakenly by an Amazon Digital Service, there is still a way to claim your money back.
Without further ado, let’s dive in.
What Are Amazon Digital Services And Charges?
Amazon Digital Services specializes in digital streaming, and cloud computing like publications, video, music, software, and more. You will probably need a subscription to enjoy the service as these services are subscription-based.
With Kindle Unlimited subscription, you can easily access a vast variety of ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines with no due dates and no device limitations. You can borrow up to 20 qualifying Kindle Unlimited titles all at once with your subscription.
It is worth noting that Kindle Unlimited offers a 30 Day free trial, but the downside is that it will automatically renew at $9.99/month afterward.
Amazon Prime Video
Like other streaming platforms, Amazon Prime Video offers a huge library of videos. With a Prime subscription, you can watch TV shows, popular movies, award-winning, live events, as well as Amazon Originals.
But Amazon Prime Video is slightly different from Hulu and Netflix, it allows you to subscribe to the platform and stream content from Amazon itself.
You can have a free 30 Day trial on Amazon Prime video, while students can have a six-month free trial. But you will eventually have to pay a $119/year membership fee($59/year for students) after the free trial period. Or if a monthly basis is your preference, the price will be $12.99 per month, whereas the Prime Student Membership will be $6.49 per month.
Amazon Music Unlimited
Once you sign up for Amazon Music Unlimited, you can enjoy up to 90 million songs and podcasts with a 30 Day free trial, but only new subscribers are eligible. Amazon Music Unlimited is also ad-free, you can enjoy HD songs offline with no extra costs.
There are mainly two Amazon Music Unlimited plans: Amazon Music Single-Device Plan and Amazon Music Unlimited Individual Plan. The former is changing from $3.99 to $4.99 per month, while the latter is changing from $7.99 to $8.99 per month, or from $79 to $89 per year(discounted price for Amazon Prime members). For non-Amazon Prime members, Amazon Music Unlimited Individual Plan is $9.99/month.
Are you still reading books after a day of lengthy work on the computer? Hell no! Your eyes deserve a break. Listening to audiobooks or other audio content, such as podcasts from Amazon Audible can also give you a boost and relaxation.
Yet Amazon Audible also offers a 30 Day free trial. Audible plus is $7.95/month, while audible premium plus is $14.95/month. As the name indicates, audible premium plus enables you to choose and keep 1 title per month from Audible’s catalog of bestsellers and new releases.
You must have heard of Google Drive or One Drive, but the truth is that cloud storage service is also available on Amazon. Every Amazon customer will get 5 GB of free storage, which you can save pictures and videos.
However, if you want more than just 5 GB of storage, you will need to subscribe to the monthly or annual plan. Below are the most popular Amazon Drive plans.
- 100 GB: Store about 50,000 photos at 2MB or 14 hours of 1080p HD video($1.99/month–$19.99/year)
- 1 TB: Store about 500,000 photos at 2MB or 140 hours of 1080p HD video (6.99/month–$59.99/year)
- 2 TB: Store about 1,000,000 photos at 2MB or 280 hours of 1080p HD video ($11.99/month–$119.98/year)
How to have children learn online without being addicted to the Internet is a challenge for parents. While Amazon Kids+ is specifically for children aged 3 to 12 years. Tens of thousands of kid-friendly entertaining and educational content are there for kids, still, parents can configure “Parental Controls” on the devices to keep the children away from ads, purchases, or access to other websites and social media.
Apparently, Amazon Kids+ has a 30 Day free trial just like any other Amazon Digital Services. Since then, you can choose from a Monthly Single Child Plan, Monthly Family Plan, and 1-Year Family Plan. For Prime customers, the monthly and annual subscription is $2.99/month, $6.99/month, and $69/year respectively. For non-prime customers, the subscription fee will be $4.99/month, $9.99/month, 99/year.
How To Cancel Amazon Digital Services Quickly?
One of the downsides of Amazon Digital Services is that once you sign up, it means you agree to be charged on a monthly basis. But the good news is that you can cancel the service anytime and the cancellation process is quite simple.
To cancel an Amazon Digital Service, follow these steps:
- Navigate to Your Memberships and Subscriptions
- Locate the subscription that you want to cancel, select Manage Subscription
- Cancel your subscription via the link under Advance Controls
If you encounter some Unknown Charges, Amazon has a clear explanation about how to figure it out, even if you can’t do it yourself, you can always count on Amazon for solutions.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I Need an Amazon Prime Membership to Watch Prime Video?
You don’t have to be an Amazon Prime member for using Prime video. You can buy or rent titles from the Prime Video collection without requiring an Amazon Prime or Prime Video subscription.
Do I Have Access to All Amazon Digital Services with Amazon Prime?
Amazon Digital charges are slightly different from Amazon Prime charges. Though Amazon Prime does offer some digital content, there are still other digital contents that need some additional Amazon digital subscriptions.
How to Sell Digital Products on Amazon?
Selling digital services or products on Amazon is a terrific way to generate passive revenue without incurring any significant costs such as storage space, etc. You can create an Amazon Digital Services account to offer digital services and goods in a simple and clear manner. What’s more, you may expect your collected sales compensation every two weeks.
Is Amazon Explore Part of Amazon Digital Services?
No, Amazon Explore does not belong to Amazon Digital Services.