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TV, music and movie streaming: The 23 perks of your Amazon Prime subscription you might not know about

BY Samantha Cossick | Fri May 03, 2019

“Alexa, order paper towels, borrow the latest James Patterson book, stream the second season of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and let me know the latest Whole Foods deals.”

As an Amazon Prime member, you’re probably aware that you can get free two-day shipping on eligible items and even free same-day delivery in certain areas for your $119 annual fee.

But did you know there are also benefits related to video, music, gaming, books, clothing, photos and even Whole Foods?

If you haven’t realized the full potential of your Amazon Prime membership yet, here are 23 benefits you can start taking advantage of today!

23 benefits of Amazon Prime for every member

Check out the full list of benefits you can take advantage of as an Amazon Prime member:

1. Free two-day shipping

Addresses in the contiguous U.S. can take advantage of free two-day shipping on eligible items.

2. Free same-day delivery

Select U.S. metro areas can get free same-day delivery on orders of at least $35 that contain items with the “Free Same-Day” logo on them. Order must be placed by a specified cutoff time.

3. Free Prime Now two-hour delivery

Visit the Prime Now website and enter your ZIP code to shop tens of thousands of items that are eligible for free two-hour delivery. Prime Now is only available in select U.S. cities.

4. Unlimited video streaming with Prime Video

Rent, buy or stream digital movies and TV shows using Prime Video on compatible devices, such as smart TVs, Amazon Fire TV or Fire TV Stick, Roku, TiVo, PlayStation, Xbox as well as Android, iOS and Fire devices.

5. Add on premium channels without a cable subscription

Catch the final season of Game of Thrones as well as other TV shows and movies you love on HBO®, SHOWTIME® and STARZ® without a cable subscription or having to download additional apps. Costs range from $4.99/mo. to $14.99/mo. for Prime members.

6. Unlimited music streaming with Prime Music

Build your perfect playlist from more than two million songs or follow a Prime Playlist from one of Amazon’s music experts and listen ad-free. The Prime Music catalog is constantly being updated with new songs and albums.

7. Discounted monthly Amazon Music Unlimited plans

As a Prime member, you can get a discount on the monthly Amazon Music Unlimited plans with access to more than 50 million songs. Prime members can set up an Amazon Music account for $7.99/mo. vs. $9.99/mo for non-Prime members.

8. Access free games, exclusive promotions and more with Twitch Prime

Twitch Prime powered by Amazon Prime gives members access to free games, exclusive promotions, monthly new offers, in-game loot and more.

9. Borrow books and magazine with Amazon Prime Reading

Browse a variety of books, magazines and more in the Prime Reading catalog and borrow up to 10 titles at a time from the Kindle store to read on your Fire tablet, Kindle e-reader or Kindle iOS or Android app.

10. Get a new book for free each month with Amazon First Reads

Amazon Prime members in the U.S. get early access each month to download a new book for free from the Amazon First Reads picks. You’ll also benefit from exclusive pricing on select hardcover titles for purchase.

11. Access exclusive audiobooks and news with Audible Channels

Your Prime membership gives you exclusive access to select full-length audiobooks and news stories from The New York Times, The Washington Post and The Wall Stree Journal with Audible Channels.

12. Store your photos, videos and documents with Amazon Photos

With Amazon Photos, you can take advantage of unlimited photo storage, 5 GB of video storage as well as document and file storage. Invite up to five friends or family members to also store their files or collect photos together in a Family Vault.

13. Get in-store savings and deals at Whole Foods

Amazon Prime members can access exclusive deals and in-store savings at Whole Foods. Additionally, you can take advantage of weekly deals for an extra 10% off select items or use your Prime Rewards Visa Signature Card for an extra 5% back every time you shop.

14. Get your favorite products at the push of a button

With Amazon Dash, you can instantly reorder your favorite or most-used items by simply pushing a button. Your Amazon Dash order comes with free and fast shipping.

15. Keep your pantry stocked with Prime Pantry

Prime members in select areas can shop thousands of low-priced items in “everyday sizes,” such as a single box of cereal like you’d find in a grocery store, with free shipping on orders of $35 or more. Pay an additional monthly fee to get free shipping on all orders of $10 or more. Prime Pantry is already included for all AmazonFresh customers (see below).

16. Get your grocery order delivered with AmazonFresh

Don’t want to spend time roaming the aisles of the grocery store? Add AmazonFresh to your Prime membership for $14.99/mo. With AmazonFresh, customers in select cities can purchase fresh vegetables, meats, organic produce and more and have it delivered to your door. While this isn’t included in your Amazon Prime membership, the service is only available to Prime members.

17. Refresh your closet with new pieces from Prime Wardrobe

This Prime-exclusive program lets you shop women’s men’s, kid’s and baby clothing and shoes and then try them on at home before you buy. There’s no fee to use the Prime Wardrobe service — only pay for what you keep and ship back the rest for free.

18. Feel good about your vitamins, protein powder and baby wipes

Amazon Elements, the company’s private label, offers their own branded baby wipes, vitamins, supplements and protein powder. The brand touts its products as “premium” and “purity tested” with “transparent origins.”

19. Get special financing and cash back on select Amazon.com purchases

Apply for an Amazon.com store card (by Synchrony Bank) with no annual fee and you’ll be eligible for special financing of up to 24 months on select purchases and 5% cash back on all orders.

20. Earn cash back with the Amazon Prime Rewards Visa Signature Card

The Amazon Prime Rewards Visa Signature credit card (by Chase) gives eligible Prime members a $70 Amazon.com Gift Card upon approval. With the card, you’ll earn 5% back at Amazon.com and Whole Foods, plus 2% back at restaurants, gas stations and drugstores. There’s no annual fee and no foreign transaction fees, either.

21. Save on baby supplies with Amazon Family

Visit the Amazon Family page to set up a subscription on diapers, baby food and more and save up to 20% on your family items. Additionally, you can get a 15% discount when you complete a Baby Registry.

22. Get early access to Lightning Deals on Amazon.com

Select Lightning Deals tagged as “Prime Early Access” are available in advanced to Prime members for a limited time and while supplies last.

23. Share your Prime benefits with other household members

Other adults, teens and children in your household can take advantage of select Amazon Prime benefits, such as Prime Video, Prime Reading, Prime Photos and more, with Amazon Household for free. Visit the Amazon Household page to get started.

How much is Amazon Prime?

An Amazon Prime membership costs $12.99/mo. or you can sign up for an annual subscription for $119/year — a savings of $36.88.

Students can get a 6-month trial courtesy of Sprint and sign up for only $6.49/mo. Individuals or families with EBT cards used for government assistance programs or a Medicaid card may qualify for an Amazon Prime membership at $5.99/mo.

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