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Amazon Prime change is bad for roommates

by Todd Haselton | August 3, 2015August 3, 2015 3:00 pm PST


You and your roommates might share lots of things: groceries, the Internet bill, HBO and maybe even an Amazon Prime account that one of you set up. New customers say goodbye to that last option, though, because Amazon recently made changes to its Prime sharing that limits the number of folks using the same account.

Previously, you could share Amazon Prime with 3 people (4 total). That meant that several friends could share the benefits of free two-day shipping and other Prime features like Instant Video. Now a change spotted by AFTVnews limits that to just one other adult. Additionally, the two of you will need to share the same credit card.


Engadget says this isn’t “retroactive,” which suggests it doesn’t apply to existing accounts, only new ones, though perhaps that will change with each subscription renewal.

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Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...