When looking over your accounts and your monthly expenses, you may find that once a month, you get charged an Amazon Digital Charge, or AMZN DIGITAL, as it most likely appears on your statements.
But what is an Amazon Digital Charge exactly – and why should you have to pay it? Can you dispute it, or cancel it?
Essentially, an Amazon Digital Charge is simply a fee that Amazon charges you for using any of their digital subscriptions. The actual amount of the charges may vary depending on your subscriptions. However as long as your subscriptions stay the same and Amazon does not increase its prices, you should get charged about the same amount every month.
Let’s dig into this conundrum a little more and see if I can help ease your charge woes any further!
All about Amazon Digital Charges
As mentioned above, an Amazon Digital Charge refers to a fee or fees that Amazon deducts from your bank or checking account every month, or sometimes per year, based on the digital subscriptions you have set up with them. For example, you could be running Amazon Music, Prime Video, Kindle, Audible – the list goes on.
In the case of subscriptions, you should be charged the same amount every month based on your initial contract agreement(s) with Amazon.
However, in some cases, an Amazon Digital Charge may also refer to a one-time purchase you’ve made with them, such as buying or renting a movie on Prime Video. Usually, the fee shows up as “AMZN DIGITAL” on your account, but it can also appear as “Amazon Digital Svcs,” depending on your bank.
How do I cancel an Amazon digital charge?
Simply head to your Amazon account, log in, and head to your Memberships and Subscriptions. Then, choose “Manage Your Subscriptions,” and you can cancel any subscription you no longer want to proceed with.
Can I dispute an Amazon digital charge?
You can call Amazon Customer Services or reach them via email if you wish to dispute an Amazon Digital Charge. However, you must be able to prove that you did not make the transaction which can take some time.
What digital services does Amazon offer?
Amazon has more or less become the reigning king and queen of digital content in recent years, which is why so many of us make payments to them regularly! Depending on the service(s) you use, the cost of Amazon services can range anywhere from $0.99 to $119.
Here are some of the most frequently-used Amazon digital platforms you’ll come across.
Amazon Prime Video
Amazon Prime Video is an online streaming service that allows you to watch all kinds of Amazon original series, films, and more. You can also use the service to purchase movies and series that are kept in your digital library.
Your subscription can also give you access to other subscription services within the app, such as Starz, Showtime, A&E, AMC, and Paramount Plus.
As is the case with most online streaming services, the content changes depending on where you are in the world, but Amazon’s original series and films tend to be available in most locations. Prime Video costs $14.99 per month, and is included in an Amazon Prime subscription.
Amazon Music works much like any other music streaming service. You can pay either $8.99 per month or $79 per year to access the service’s millions of songs and albums. All you need do is download the Amazon Music app for free, sign in, and you have access to countless music, podcasts, videos, and more.
And, if you have an Amazon Echo device, you can access your music library through the device and play it from any room in the home.
Audible is an online audiobook streaming service acquired by Amazon. It costs $7.95 per month, and you get one audible credit each time to use on any audiobook of your choosing.
You can then download the audiobook to play it offline or keep it available for streaming. Once the audiobook has been purchased, it is yours to keep!
Amazon Kindle Unlimited
Much like Audible, Amazon Kindle Unlimited is a reader’s paradise of sorts. You pay a monthly fee of $9.99 and can access unlimited ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, and more. And, while the name may seem a bit misleading, you do not need a Kindle to benefit from this service!
Amazon Kids+ is a subscription that gives kids access to over 20,000 books, Audible books, videos, educational apps, Alexa skills, and games. The best thing about this particular service is that parents have full control over what their kids see. Amazon Kids+ currently costs $4.99 per month.
Amazon Cloud Drive
Amazon Cloud Drive lets you store your favorite photos, videos, documents, and more in one safe place – entirely on the cloud, meaning there’s no need for a physical hard drive.
The service starts from $6.99 per month for 1 TB of space, or $59.99 per year for the same amount of storage. Or, you can pay $11.99 per month, or $119.98 per year, for 2 TB.
Can I get any Amazon digital services for free?
Amazon Freevee allows you to view a free selection of films and series. You can also download the app on your Amazon TV FireStick for free.
Before You Go…
There are often weird Amazon charges that show up on your credit card statement and Amazon digital charges just amongst a few of the types. Some people have reported seeing an Amazon Prime Cons charge on their statement while others are seeing Google Garena. Check out the article if you’re also confused by these bevy of charges and want to stop them!
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