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Getting the Most out of your Amazon Prime Membership

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You might have signed up for Amazon Prime for the free two-day shipping. At its current price of $119 per year for a membership, that can be a high price to pay if you are only the causal Amazon shopper. Amazon Prime offers much more than just fast shipping for its members. If you enjoy reading, watching movies or tv shows, or listen to music and audiobooks, there's even more that you can get out of a membership.

Unlimited music streaming on Amazon Music

Amazon Prime Music

Over 2 million songs are available at your fingertips with Amazon Music. Non-Prime members will pay $7.99 a month for this service. Go to the App Store on your iPhone or Google Play on your Android device and download Amazon Music. Sign in with your Amazon Prime email and password to start enjoying music on your drive to work, at the gym, or next party.

There are no ads between songs to interrupt your listening experience. You can also listen to your music like when you aren't near a wi-fi connection using the offline playback. To do this, download the playlist or album to the library on your app beforehand. If you have an Alexa-enabled device such as an Amazon Echo, you can also control your Amazon Music through the voice commands.

Video Streaming with Prime Video

Amazon Prime Video

Prime Video is another service that's included with Amazon Prime. It gives you access to thousands of streaming video titles. There's also original movies and series content, called Prime Originals that you can watch with Prime Video. Additionally, you have the option to rent or buy movies and TV episodes. It's great for a rainy day, a night that you feel like staying in, or your next movie night.

Like Amazon Music, you can get access to the service through the app on your devices such as your phone, tablet, game console, or smart TV. You have to log in with your Amazon information to set up each device you want to steam from. You can even download movies for viewing offline with the Prime Video App.

Audiobooks through Audible

Amazon Prime Audio Books

If you prefer to "read" books through audiobooks on your commute to work, Prime members can get a ton of free podcasts and premium channels. There are also Audible-produced podcasts in genres like comedy, self-help, and human interest that you can listen to. If you fall in love with Audible, Amazon typically offers a deal on for Prime members on the monthly membership.

Read using Prime Reading

Amazon Prime Reading

Downloading the Kindle app on your preferred reading device will get you access to books, magazines, graphic novels and much more. You can borrow reading material for as long as you want, keeping ten titles at a time. When you're ready for a new one, simply return the one that you borrowed and choose your next title. It's a great way to pass time during a road trip or taking an escape during lunch on a workday.

There are many more great benefits with Prime to explore, including free storage for you photos, Prime Wardrobe where you can try before you buy, and Amazon Households that lets you share you benefits with other members in the household.  It's all included in your membership, so start exploring and taking advantage it.

 

 

 

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You might have signed up for Amazon Prime for the free two-day shipping. At its current price of $119 per year for a membership, that can be a high price to pay if you are only the causal Amazon shopper. Amazon Prime offers much more than just fast shipping for its members. If you enjoy reading, watching movies or tv shows, or listen to music and audiobooks, there's even more that you can get out of a membership.

Unlimited music streaming on Amazon Music

Amazon Prime Music

Over 2 million songs are available at your fingertips with Amazon Music. Non-Prime members will pay $7.99 a month for this service. Go to the App Store on your iPhone or Google Play on your Android device and download Amazon Music. Sign in with your Amazon Prime email and password to start enjoying music on your drive to work, at the gym, or next party.

There are no ads between songs to interrupt your listening experience. You can also listen to your music like when you aren't near a wi-fi connection using the offline playback. To do this, download the playlist or album to the library on your app beforehand. If you have an Alexa-enabled device such as an Amazon Echo, you can also control your Amazon Music through the voice commands.

Video Streaming with Prime Video

Amazon Prime Video

Prime Video is another service that's included with Amazon Prime. It gives you access to thousands of streaming video titles. There's also original movies and series content, called Prime Originals that you can watch with Prime Video. Additionally, you have the option to rent or buy movies and TV episodes. It's great for a rainy day, a night that you feel like staying in, or your next movie night.

Like Amazon Music, you can get access to the service through the app on your devices such as your phone, tablet, game console, or smart TV. You have to log in with your Amazon information to set up each device you want to steam from. You can even download movies for viewing offline with the Prime Video App.

Audiobooks through Audible

Amazon Prime Audio Books

If you prefer to "read" books through audiobooks on your commute to work, Prime members can get a ton of free podcasts and premium channels. There are also Audible-produced podcasts in genres like comedy, self-help, and human interest that you can listen to. If you fall in love with Audible, Amazon typically offers a deal on for Prime members on the monthly membership.

Read using Prime Reading

Amazon Prime Reading

Downloading the Kindle app on your preferred reading device will get you access to books, magazines, graphic novels and much more. You can borrow reading material for as long as you want, keeping ten titles at a time. When you're ready for a new one, simply return the one that you borrowed and choose your next title. It's a great way to pass time during a road trip or taking an escape during lunch on a workday.

There are many more great benefits with Prime to explore, including free storage for you photos, Prime Wardrobe where you can try before you buy, and Amazon Households that lets you share you benefits with other members in the household.  It's all included in your membership, so start exploring and taking advantage it.