If the idea of gratis “Game of Thrones” episodes or a month of unlimited Kindle reading strikes your fancy, Amazon has a number of free trials—ranging from 7 to 30 days—that are worth a look.
Of course, there are a few modest strings attached to Amazon’s free trials. For starters, you’ll need an Amazon account, and you’ll have to enter a credit card number. It’s also up to you to cancel any free trials you sign up for before they expire, unless you decide to become a paying member.
If that still sounds appealing, read on for Amazon’s best free trial offers, starting with…
The home of such binge-worthy shows as “Game of Thrones,” “Westworld,” “Veep,” “Silicon Valley,” and “True Detective” can be yours for 30 days of free streaming—and don’t forget, that includes access to older HBO shows like “The Sopranos,” “Sex and the City” and “Deadwood.”
One thing to keep in mind is that you can’t sign up for an HBO free trial through Amazon unless you’re an Amazon Prime member. But as you’ll see in a moment, you can join Prime—temporarily, anyway—without paying a cent.
Amazon’s 30-day free Prime trial gives you dibs on free two-day Prime shipping, thousands of streaming Prime movies and TV shows, unlimited photo storage, and a series of other Amazon goodies—and yes, if you sign up for a free Prime trial, you’ll qualify for a month of free HBO, as well as the other premium TV trials listed below.
“Homeland,” “The Affair,” “Weeds,” “Shameless,” “Billions,” “Ray Donovan,” and other popular Showtime shows are up for grabs via Amazon’s free trial—just 7 days rather than a month, but hey, it’s a free week, right? As with HBO, you’ll need to be a Prime member—either paying or on a trial basis—to sign up for a free Showtime trial.
It may not be as well known as HBO or Showtime, but Starz is an up-and-comer when it comes to only-on-cable TV shows. Among them: “Outlander,” “American Gods,” “Black Sails,” “Flesh and Bone,” “The Girlfriend Experience,” and “Spartacus.”
Whether you’re stuck in traffic or cruising at 35,000 feet, there’s nothing like a gripping audiobook to make the time fly. Before you head out for another commute or board your next long-haul flight, load up your iPhone or Android device with a couple of free audiobooks courtesy of Audible, which is offering two downloads if you sign up for a 30-day trial.
Think of Kindle Unlimited as Netflix for bookworms. Choose from more than a million Kindle books, download as many as you want, and read them on any Kindle-friendly device, from a dedicated Kindle reader to an iPhone or Android phone. Even better, many Kindle Unlimited titles come with free Audible audiobook versions, too.
Amazon’s streaming music service offers millions of songs and thousands of streaming radio stations—and yes, you can crank as many Music Unlimited tunes as you want, all day and every day. Regular Prime Music memberships go for $10 a month ($8 for Prime members), but you can listen for free once you sign up for a 30-day trial.
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