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How do I get free games with Amazon Prime?

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Prime time: Amazon gives away free games

Amazon Prime is a big beast. Not only do you get free* delivery on all of your orders, you get access to streaming video, music, a library of Kindle books to read and more. However, one of the lesser known Prime perks is free games. Here’s how to get free games with an Amazon Prime subscription.

(* Free if you forget about the £79 annual cost of Amazon Prime, that is.)

How do you claim free games with Amazon Prime?

To get your free games, visit the Amazon Prime Gaming website and sign-in with your Amazon credentials, if you’re not automatically logged in.

To see the free games that are currently on offer, click on the Games tab that is highlighted in the screenshot below:

To claim any of the games that are currently on offer, press the purple Claim Game button beneath each title.

Please note that the free games are Windows only.

Amazon also gives away a selection of in-game content, which largely consists of DLC for paid-for titles you might already own, such as Red Dead Redemption 2 and League of Legends. You can scan what’s on offer here by clicking the In-game Content tab.

How do I pay games from Amazon Prime?

First, you need to install the Amazon Games app, which as we mentioned above is for Windows 10 or Windows 11 only.

The easiest way to get this is to click on a game you’ve already claimed (using the method detailed above) and you’ll be presented with an option to download the software.

Amazon Games App download

Once you’ve installed the app and logged into that with your Amazon account, you should find the games you’ve already claimed waiting in the Ready to Install section highlighted here.

The app annoyingly doesn’t reveal the minimum spec you’ll need to install the games, so you might need to click the link to the game’s website to find out this crucial information before you click that yellow Install button.

Once installed, you can launch games from the Amazon Games app. Enjoy!

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About the author

Barry Collins

Barry has scribbled about tech for almost 20 years for The Sunday Times, PC Pro, WebUser, Which? and many others. He was once Deputy Editor of Mail Online and remains in therapy to this day. Email Barry at barry@bigtechquestion.com.

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