You probably signed up for Amazon Prime for a reason: You wanted packages to show up at your door faster. But the subscription fee you pay gives you access to much more than faster delivery times. There are plenty of services available for Prime members who do not get that much of a spotlight.
Amazon reads first
First Reads is an application where you can access Kindle books that have not yet been released. Normally you would pay $ 1.99 to get one of these books each month, but Prime members can bypass the extra charge and get one book for free each month. There are even editorial notes for each book to give you a better idea of what you are doing before you do your choice. Once you have made your choice, you can either read your First Reads book in the Kindle app or the First Reads page itself.
Having packages delivered to your porch is not always a good idea. They can be easily stolen or damaged by the weather. This is what Amazon Key aims to solve, as it allows you to remotely unlock your yard gate, front door, garage or even car so that Amazon delivery drivers can drop off your package inside. However, this will require some setting to work.
For internal deliveries, you must purchase and install Amazon’s smart lock kit or a compatible third-party option. Ring has a remote locking system that Amazon recommends, but it requires professional installation (which Amazon will provide). When it comes to cars, you need to have a certain model to work, which you can check using Amazon’s car compatibility tool.
For deliveries in the garage, you must purchase and install Amazon’s smart garage packages, if you do not already have a compatible smart garage knob or Wi-Fi garage door opener. You can check if you do with the garage door compatibility tool.
Finally, it is worth noting that Key is only available in some cities right now. You can check if it is in your area by entering your zip code on the Amazon Key page and navigating to which service you are interested in.
Buying clothes online is not exactly perfect. Size numbers are not a guarantee that a garment will fit you, and you may find the clothes uncomfortable on arrival. But now with Prime Wardrobe you can get Amazon to send a box of up to eight clothes to your house, try them on for free and send back the ones you do not want. You only pay for what you keep, so you do not have to worry about what something will look like or fit before you pay.
Of course, if you want to use this program, you need to make sure that the garment you are looking at supports Prime Wardrobe. It’s pretty easy to say – clothes with a supported wardrobe will have the Prime Wardrobe logo on their store page. There is also a special wardrobe window where you can specifically browse wardrobe-supported clothes.
Pictures are valuable things, so of course you want to make sure they are backed up somewhere safe. If you’re still looking for a safe place, Amazon has an option for you, as it allows Prime members to store unlimited photos on Amazon Photos – a cloud-based photo storage service. You can access your photos in the Amazon Photos app, whether you use a phone, computer or FireTV. You can also share your photo library with up to five other users and let everyone contribute to “Family Vault”.
You are probably already familiar with Twitch, even if you are not a fan of live streams. What you may not know is that your Amazon Prime account can link to Twitch for some important benefits. (You can also connect your Prime account to an existing Twitch account.) First, you can subscribe to a streamer for free every month (past the typical $ 4.99 per month cost). This gives access to all the standard benefits you get from subscribing, such as custom emotions. (This varies per streamer.)
The second benefit is “Prime Loot.” This gives you free game items and currency for various games (including League of Legends, Apex Legends, and Destiny 2)and access to a library full of free games to play on PC. The selection of free titles available changes regularly, but when you claim a game in your account, it’s yours forever. You can then launch these games from either the Twitch launcher or the Amazon Games launcher.
Speaking of free stuff, there is a huge library of books, audiobooks, magazines and graphic novels available to Prime members. The selection is quite impressive, and you can access them all on either the Kindle app or the Prime Reading page itself. There are no limits and no extra fees to be paid.
Amazon Music Prime
Music streaming subscriptions can be expensive, as can buying songs individually. Prime Music can come to your rescue then, as it provides access to a large library of songs and playlists for Prime members. This should not be confused with Amazon Music Unlimited, which is Amazon’s second music streaming service (and has a larger library). You have to pay extra for it, but Prime members get a discount from the usual $ 9.99 per month down to $ 7.99 per month.
Prime Book Box
Picture books are not exactly cheap, but you can save some money with Prime Book Box. Book Box is an exclusive subscription available to Prime members and allows users to order monthly boxes of picture books hand-picked by Amazon. You can also choose the age range for which the books are to be tailored. This is something you have to pay extra for, but it is still cheaper than buying the books individually.
Prime Book Box costs $ 16.99 for your first box and $ 19.99 for subsequent boxes. Each box contains either two hardcover books or four board books.
Prime Book Box