An Amazon Prime membership is not required to purchase the Onelink Safe & Sound. If you want to utilize the Alexa functionality in your Onelink Safe & Sound you do need an Amazon account. There are many skills that are still accessible and do not require Prime Membership. You can ask Alexa to play music, hear the news, check weather, control smart home devices, and more. Alexa lives in the cloud, so it’s always getting smarter, adding new capabilities that are delivered to your device automatically. Using Alexa on your Onelink Safe & Sound is simple and hands-free – just ask, and Alexa will respond instantly. For your convenience, there is an Amazon Alexa quick start guide included inside your Onelink Safe & Sound packaging.