8 great Amazon Prime perks that aren’t free

1. 2 Prime Memberships

If you haven’t gotten around to signing up for Amazon Prime yet, now is the time to do it. Two years of free shipping, 1,000 videos available for streaming, and free unlimited photo storage are all included for a mere $119.

2. Unlimited Music Streaming (Skype Music)

Are you a Microsoft product loyalist? Then signing up for Unlimited Music is for you. It will let you play as many as six devices over Wi-Fi and wireless audio at no additional cost — as long as you’re already using your laptop, tablet, iPhone, etc.

3. Songza Radio

Did you love finding good music as a DJ? Well, Songza Radio is for you.

It curates personalized stations based on your listening habits, as well as recommendations of other songs you’re likely to enjoy, just by listening to the music. Get it for $19.99 a month.

4. Fifty Shades of Grey

Every woman who’s ever wanted to experience some extreme masochism should be able to and do it for free with Fifty Shades of Grey’s Royal Edition. It’s billed as the most-subscribed ebook of all time and has inspired several spinoffs, but it’s not audiobooks, games, or other special editions we’d recommend — reading it is better. However, when you’re done with it, you’ll still have all your copies of Fifty Shades to put in your bag of tricks.

5. My Life on TV

If you’re looking for a history lesson or special family-album moment, then we highly recommend this Blu-ray boxed set of the life of Princess Diana. It comes with the documentary Diana: In Her Own Words — a behind-the-scenes look at the former princess’s life and death — plus a collection of 25 hours of archival footage from the period of her life, when she was still on the throne, when she fell in love with Prince Charles, and when she had to deal with the paparazzi. For the princely sum of $34.99, it’s well worth it.

6. WebCards

There are actually a lot of websites that let you make exactly the kinds of jokes that you never thought you’d be able to get away with online — even when they’re from celebrities. For example, it’s now possible to send a text message to Taylor Swift, using her webcards. Thanks to the creativity of thousands of YouTubers, webcards can now be a creative way to connect with others online.

7. Bose SoundLink Color

It’s not going to be as convenient as a Bluetooth speaker, but Bose’s SoundLink Color is pretty easy to carry around thanks to the 10,000 mAh battery, wireless connectivity, and built-in Bluetooth.

8. The Podcast App

With so many options to choose from, it can be difficult to figure out which podcast to listen to. The Podcast app is much more than just an aggregator. Users can choose from a variety of categories and channels. It also has a chat interface, so you can see what your friends have already listened to, how many episodes they’ve listened to, and what podcasts they are currently listening to. That way, you can compare the sounds of your favorite shows to discover something new. It’s only 99 cents per month, and on Android and iOS, from the Google Play Store and the App Store.

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