What Is Amazon Household? Having multiple Amazon accounts can get pricey, if you pay for Prime multiple times, buy the same movies, and so on. Thankfully, Amazon Household makes it dead simple to share free shipping, purchases, and other benefits across multiple accounts in your household. Amazon Household allows you to share Amazon benefits with another adult, teens, and children. Both adults share select Prime benefits, digital content using Family Library, and can manage the profiles of teens and children in the Amazon Household. Teens in the Amazon Household can also share select Prime benefits.
An Amazon Household can contain the following members:
- Up to two adults (aged 18 and over), each with their own Amazon account.
- Up to four teens (ages 13 through 17). Teens can have their own Amazon login to shop or stream content while still keeping their parents informed.
- Up to four children (children can’t shop on Amazon).
To create or manage your Amazon Household, please visit Manage Your Household.
How to Enable Amazon Household
The first step in setting up your Amazon Household is logging into your Amazon account. If you don’t know the login and password of the secondary household member (e.g. your spouse), you’ll want to grab them as you’ll need that information shortly. You won’t need any children present as all child profiles are linked to the parent’s account (unless you forgot their birthday, in which case you’ll need to awkwardly call them over too).
Sharing Amazon Prime Benefits
To share Prime benefits and digital content between adults, both adults must link their accounts through Amazon Household and agree to share payment methods. Both adults will keep their own personal account while sharing Prime benefits. To share Prime benefits with your teen, add the teen to your Amazon Household. For more information, go to Add a Teen to an Existing Amazon Household. Visit Amazon Household for a full list of all Prime benefits that can be shared.
Prime can’t be shared with children. Prime Student members (trial or paid), Prime Video members (trial or paid), and customers who receive shipping benefits from another member can’t share their Prime benefits.
You can link two adult Amazon accounts to share eBooks, audiobooks, apps, and games.
Adults can share digital content (Free Prime Video, Amazon Music, Twitch Prime), with Teens in their Amazon Household and can set the viewing restricts for the shared digital content
Adults can share digital content (eBooks, apps, and games) with children. They can control and personalize each child’s experience by selecting what content they can see, and setting educational goals and time limits.
Content from household member accounts is also shared on compatible Alexa devices. Please see How Do Household Profiles Work on Alexa Devices? for more information.
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