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5 reasons to grab Amazon Prime before Prime Day that aren't about shopping

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Amazon Prime Day, which is actually two days this year, starts on June 21, 2021. Over those two days, there will be thousands of deals on everything from laptops to toys for your dogs. While it's probably worth getting a Prime Day membership if you plan to shop that week, getting free and fast delivery isn't the only reason to pick up an Amazon Prime membership.

Here are five reasons to pick up a Prime Day membership that don't have to do with shopping on Prime Day.

Deliveries on groceries and medication

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Most people know that a Prime Membership gets you free two-day and one-day delivery for millions of items. In some areas, you can even get same-day delivery for some purchases. But a Prime membership also gets you delivery benefits separate from your everyday shopping through Amazon.

In select areas, you can get free ultrafast grocery delivery (opens in new tab) through Amazon Fresh and Whole Foods. You can also get prescriptions delivered for free (opens in new tab).

Movies and TV shows galore

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Amazon Prime has a large library of TV shows and movies to enjoy. In fact, some people have a Prime membership for watching content and view delivery and other benefits as bonuses. A Prime membership gets you access to Prime Video, which includes Amazon Originals as well as popular shows and films.

You can also add Prime Video Channels, such as HBO, SHOWTIME, and STARZ. This is a great option for cord cutters because you can subscribe to premium channels without having to pay for cable.

With many people socializing remotely, it's nice that you can use an Amazon Prime Video Watch Party. With a Watch Party, you can enjoy content with your friends and family.

Music by the millions

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You get two options for music when you have a Prime Membership. At no extra cost, you can listen to 2 million songs without ads as well as podcasts through Amazon Prime Music. If you'd like a wider library of songs, you can get Amazon Music Unlimited at a 20% discount. Amazon Music Unlimited is normally $10 per month, so you can save $24 each year with a Prime Membership.

Gaming, both playing and watching

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Some aren't aware that Amazon owns Twitch, which is one of the most popular game-streaming networks on the planet. With a Prime membership, you get free games and in-game content each month, as well as a monthly Twitch channel subscription.

If you're a Prime member, you also get exclusive promotions on some pre-orders for video games.

Reading or listening to books

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Prime members don't get access to just TV shows and movies. With a membership, you can use Prime Reading, which gets you unlimited access to more than 1,000 eBooks, magazines, comics, and more. If you love magazines, you can also get some four-month magazine subscriptions for just under $1.

You also can get early access to one editors' pick each month, allowing you to read it before it's officially published.

If you prefer to listen to books, you can start an Audible Premium Plus trial that comes with two credits that can be used on any title.

Sean Endicott
News Writer and apps editor

Sean Endicott brings nearly a decade of experience covering Microsoft and Windows news to Windows Central. He joined our team in 2017 as an app reviewer and now heads up our day-to-day news coverage. If you have a news tip or an app to review, hit him up at sean.endicott@futurenet.com (opens in new tab).

3 Comments
  • The only reason I have Amazon Prime is for the video. As I don't live in the US free shipping doesn't apply to me.
  • Do the free ebooks, ebook and magazine lending library, and music service apply?
  • Free shipping here in Australia.