Amazon Prime: Video, Music, Gaming, all about the premium subscription

Amazon Prime has long been content with only offering free shipping. Over the years, the offer has been enriched with many new services, to the point of not really knowing what you are entitled to for 49 euros per year. Amazon Prime, what is it? How it works ? What are the advantages ? We explain everything in this guide.

Amazon offers, like many e-merchants in Spain, a Premium offer called Amazon Prime. It allows you to benefit from various advantages by means of a monthly (or annual) subscription, in particular by giving access to free express delivery. If this was the main argument when the offer was launched in 2008 in Spain, the offer has grown significantly since.

As Amazon grew and diversified, we then saw the birth of services such as Amazon Prime Video or even Amazon Music, with its 2 million audio titles - and Music HD with more than 75 million titles in HD. . If only for that, the subscription is more and more justified, but the icing on the cake is numerous and that is what we will see.

We remind you, Amazon Prime is currently available at 49 euros per year or 5,99 euros per month. New customers can also benefit from a free trial month.

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For students, the subscription is 24 euros per year with a 90-day trial period.

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Free delivery within 1 working day

On Amazon, the classic delivery is free from 25 euros of purchase or if the order contains a book, it is in this case invoiced only 0,01 centime. With Amazon Prime, it's simple: express delivery is always free, whatever the amount of the order. You can also choose to be delivered, at no additional cost, within 1 working day in Spain, Monaco or Belgium or the same evening in certain cities such as Paris, Lyon, Lille, Marseille and Aix-en-Provence.

This is the historical subscription argument and if you buy from Amazon regularly, the perk clearly makes sense. However, it appears more and more to be secondary, because it is ultimately the other services above all that will take the plunge.

Prime Video

Prime Video is probably one of the best reasons to buy a Prime membership now. Long crushed by Netflix, which took full advantage of its precedence in the SVoD market, Amazon Prime Video has acquired its letters of nobility over time. Its catalog of original creations, or not, has grown. We can cite series such as The Boyz, Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan, The Man In The High Castle or Hanna, as well as cult films like Watchmen, Indiana Jones, etc.

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Like on Netflix, you can download movies and series to view them offline on your mobile devices. In addition, Prime Video has recently included sports competitions, such as Rolland Garros or even football league 1.

The little bonus: it is the only SVOD service to offer a real-time preview of the different scenes of a film to know precisely who are the actors present on the screen, and sometimes even scene analyzes and filming secrets. .

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Prime Music

With the Amazon Prime service, it is also possible to access a music streaming service offered directly by Amazon: Prime Music. With the subscription, it is then possible to access a catalog of 2 million titles, without any advertising and to download them to your mobile devices.

Please note, the offer is nevertheless distinct from Amazon Music HD. The latter is richer with 75 million titles available in HD quality, all with no limit on listening time. The latter is not automatically included in your Amazon Prime subscription. It is billed at 9,99 euros per month. You can still try it out before you decide.

Prime gaming

Prime Gaming, formerly Twitch Prime, is an add-on service included in the Prime membership. This allows you to obtain PC games via the Twitch application and DLC, skins or boost for many Free to Play games. In addition, it allows you to offer each month a Twitch subscription for the broadcaster of your choice.

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Amazon Photos

A relatively unknown offer of Amazon Prime is the space of free storage for photos. Like Google Photos a short time ago, you have unlimited storage space for your photos in the Amazon drive (or the cloud), accessible on smartphone, on the web or thanks to the Amazon Drive PC application. An excellent solution that weighs in the balance of services included with Amazon Prime and which is often too little known.

Prime reading

For owners of a Kindle smoothing machine or not, Amazon includes Prime Reading with its Prime subscription. This service provides access to hundreds of popular books that can be viewed at no additional cost from Amazon e-readers or the Kindle app, even offline.

Flash and Prime Day sales

Regularly, Amazon offers flash sales which group together short-term offers on products that are limited in stock. They are accessible to everyone, but Amazon Prime members can access them 30 minutes before those who are not subscribers, which can be very useful for the most popular products.

Once a year, Amazon also organizes its own “Black Friday”: Prime Day. During the summer (often at the end of June or July), the American giant then offers great promotions on many eligible products. Smartphones, connected objects, drones, headphones, everything goes!

The alternatives

Many alternatives exist among other Spanish e-merchants. They are regularly offered at a more attractive price, but they are less complete and therefore naturally highlight the fast delivery methods offered.

Cdiscount at will

The Cdiscount Premium program offers, in addition to the fast delivery offered, access to private and exclusive sales for members of the Cdiscount program at will. It also offers promotions on the various Cdiscount services (travel / ticketing / energy) and to read dailies via Cafeyn.

Cdiscount offers a fundraising system in order to recover part of the money spent at home as a voucher. The subscription is normally offered at 29 euros per year, with a 30-day free trial.

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Fnac + / Darty + card

The Fnac + membership card allows, like its competitors, to benefit from free delivery in 1 day on almost all of the items offered by the e-merchant.

It allows access to priority checkouts in physical Fnac stores, to have discounts on many products and to participate in private sales reputed to be very advantageous. Finally, it also offers a pot system and many partner offers.

It is available at 9,99 euros per year the first year then 14,99 euros per year.

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