Best Media Deals Overview Updated December 7, 2022

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Here you’ll find the best deals on films, tv shows, music and more. From iTunes, Amazon, Google Play and others.

Holiday magazine sub deals up to 50% off: 2-yrs. Men’s Health $7.50 or Wired for $5

The next highlight deal in the annual DiscountMags magazine holiday sale is Men’s Health. Regularly as much as $15 per year at Amazon where it is now marked down to $7, it is much more affordable with our DiscountMags offer. Using code 9TO5TOYS at checkout, you can land 2-years from $7.50 with no delivery fees, sales tax, or worry of auto-renewal. At $3.75 per year, this is among the best prices we have tracked, matching the Black Friday offer, and the lowest total out there from a trusted source. Head below additional details. 

Apple launches first iTunes Christmas movie sale of the year with $8 holiday flicks

With Thanksgiving now officially in the rear view mirror, Apple today is heading into the weekend by turning its sights onto the winter holiday season. Ahead of the end of the month, you’ll now find a collection of iconic Christmas movies marked down to $8 each courtesy of iTunes. There’s a wide range of titles up for grabs, all of which will become a permanent part of your collection, as well. Head below for all of our top picks from Apple’s latest promotion.

Amazon First Reads December eBook freebies (Reg. $6)

Reg. $6 FREE

Today, Amazon is rolling out its latest selection of First Reads FREE eBooks now that a new month has arrived. Throughout all of December, anyone subscribed to Amazon’s Prime 2-day shipping service is now able to receive early access to new Kindle books for FREE (Reg. $6) before these titles are released. Head below for a look at this month’s freebies.

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Next official Super Mario Bros. movie trailer debuts today as part of the latest Nintendo Direct

Update: Everything starts right now (2 p.m. PT), follow along below.

The world premiere for the next Mario movie trailer is scheduled to go live later today. Nintendo took to its official Twitter feed yesterday evening during the Cyber Monday festivities with the announcement, with a new Nintendo Direct presentation set for broadcast later this afternoon at 2 p.m. PT/5 p.m. ET. After unveiling the cast of the upcoming Super Mario Bros. movie back in late 2021, Nintendo gave us our very first look at the upcoming film adaption of the Mushroom Kingdom just last month with a compelling debut trailer that frankly had me impressed almost immediately. And we are set for another good look today with the next Mario movie trailer before the day is out. Head below for more details. 

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Here we go! Get your very first look at Nintendo’s new official Mario movie

Update: Heads up folks….the debut of the second official Mario Bros. Movie is set to debut tomorrow afternoon – 2:00 p.m. PT on 11/29. Details right here: “Join us at 2:00 p.m. PT on 11/29 for the world premiere of The Super Mario Bros. Movie’s second trailer! No game information will be included in this #NintendoDirect.” 

Well, today is the day we finally get our first look at the much anticipated Mario movie, The Super Mario Bros. Movie as it is officially known right now. The film was first announced back in 2018, some 2-years before the Sonic The Hedgehog movie actually turned out to be pretty good, and then went mostly dark until a pre-fall Direct presentation in 2021. At that time, series’ creator Shigeru Miyamoto took to the virtual stage to unveil the Mario movie cast starring Chris Pratt as the titular Mushroom Kingdom plumber (please don’t mess the voice up, please Chris). And now, over a year later, Nintendo is finally ready to show the upcoming Mario movie as part of what appears to be a dedicated Nintendo Direct showcase. Head below for details and to watch the upcoming stream later today. 

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One of the best magazine subscription sales of the year now live with any 3 titles for $13 or less

75% off 3 for $13

DiscountMags is taking us into the weekend with a solid three for $13 sale on magazine subscriptions. Including loads of popular titles from Taste of Home and Bon Appetit to Wine Enthusiast, GQ, and Women’s Health, you’ll also find titles that are rarely discounted this low like Forbes and Architectural Digest. As per usual, DiscountMags charges zero delivery fees and sales tax and will never auto renew your subscriptions on you at full price. Head below the fold for more details, even lower prices, and an ongoing price drop on the popular Wired magazine. 

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Wired magazine drops to $5/yr. for the holidays (50% off), plus hundreds more from $4

75% off From $4

The magazine Labor Day deals have arrived. DiscountMags is ready to get in on the holiday savings with its annual Labor Day sale now live and offering some solid price drops. While many of the magazine prices have been a touch more expensive across 2022, the DiscountMags magazine Labor Day deals are bringing the price back down closer to what we are used to. Featuring everything from Sports Illustrated and Men’s/Women’s Health to GQ, Better Homes and Gardens, Bon Appetit, Macworld, and many more, deals start from just over $4 with many of the most popular titles in the $5 range. Head below a closer look and notable pricing on Wired magazine. 

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Apple launches $8 or less weekend movie sale alongside $5 road trip flicks

Reg. $10+ From $5

The weekend has arrived, and so too has the latest Apple movie sale courtesy of iTunes. Notably for this particular weekend, you’ll be able to save on a collection of popular titles at $8 or less, alongside a $5 road trip sale to help you end summer. Not to mention, all of the movies will become a permanent part of your collection, as well. Head below for all of our top picks from Apple’s latest promotion.

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Apple discounts 2010s summer blockbusters to $10 or less alongside latest $1 HD rental

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Apple has been building up to summer by discounting a collection of blockbusters from various decades and this week the savings arrive on flicks from the 2010s. Courtesy of iTunes, you’ll be able to score a variety of titles for $10 or less and expand your digital library so you can stay indoors and beat the heat. That’s on top of the latest $1 HD rental that’ll be available throughout the week, as well. Head below for all of our top picks from Apple’s latest promotion.

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Apple’s latest $10 or less movie sale has anime titles, speedy action flicks, and $1 HD rental

From $10

It’s the start of yet another week and to kick things off, Apple is launching its latest movie sale courtesy of iTunes. This time around, you’ll notably find a selection of animated titles for older fans ranging from classic anime flicks to western releases, DC comic adaptations, and more. That’s alongside a collection of other action flicks marked down to $10 or less and the latest $1 HD rental that’ll be available throughout the week. Head below for all of our top picks from Apple’s latest promotion.

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‘Little Steve’ reimagines the story of Apple and Steve Jobs for the kids

The new Little Founders children’s book, Little Steve, is looking to bring the story of Apple founder Steve Jobs to a whole new audience. The story of the late great Steve Jobs is an interesting one to say the least. While infamous to some, it’s hard to deny the value in entrepreneurship and nourishing of personal creativity he brought to millions the world over. However, instilling children with some of the positive values he championed and the idea of “thinking different” it’s not exactly the easiest thing to relay to kids sometimes, but the new Little Founders book is looking to help the cause. Head below for a closer look. 

Celebrate March Madness with 1-year of Sports Illustrated at $15 (Reg. up to $42) + more from $5

90% off From $5

Alongside ongoing offers on tech magazine Wired and Bon Appetit, DiscountMags has now kicked off this weekend’s “Spring It on Sale” event. There are loads of titles to choose from here, but one standout is 1-year of Sports Illustrated for $14.95 with free delivery every month and zero sales tax. Regularly as much as $42 and currently down at $20 on Amazon, today’s deal is within $1 of the 2022 Super Bowl sale and the best price we can find. Head below the fold for more deals and details. 

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Apple’s latest TV show sale discounts popular seasons to $10 or less

Save now $10 or less

Following the Halloween sale we saw go live earlier this week, Apple is now rolling out a fresh selection of TV show discounts courtesy of iTunes. Helping build out your digital library, you’ll find the first seasons of various shows like Twin Peaks and The Walking Dead, plus plenty of other popular series discounted to $10 or less. Everything on sale today will become a permanent part of your digital collection, making it a great time to grab your favorite shows before they leave streaming services. Head below for all of our top picks.

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Golf Digest magazine just hit one of the best prices ever: 2-yrs. for $5 (Reg. $40) + more

85% off $2.50/yr.

DiscountMags has now launched is Deals of the Week with some rock-bottom pricing on Golf Digest magazine, Dwell, and more starting from just $2.50 per year. While our particularly notable deal on The Economist is still live from earlier this week, today’s offers are rivaling the best prices we have ever tracked on select titles. Read on for more details. 

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Apple’s latest movie sale has $10 Pixar flicks, $5 action films, and this week’s $1 rental

Save 50% From $1

Apple is starting off another week with its latest movie sale, this time around discounting a wide array of movies courtesy of iTunes. Headlined by a series of fan-favorite Pixar films at $10 each, you’ll also find a collection of $5 action films up for grabs, too. Not to mention, there’s the latest $1 HD rental available through the end of the week. Head below for all of the details.

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Apple launches $10 or less 90s movie summer blockbuster sale, more starting at $1

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We last saw Apple discount a selection of popular blockbusters from the 1980s earlier in the month, and now is back via iTunes with a new sale on iconic films from the 1990s. With a variety of classics marked down to $10 or less, you’ll be able to expand your digital library with all of the decade’s most notable flicks that packed theater seats throughout the summers including Star Wars, Men in Black, Forrest Gump, Disney animated titles, and much more. That’s on top of the latest $1 HD rental that’ll be available throughout the week, as well. Head below for all of our top picks from Apple’s latest promotion.

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Apple’s latest weekend $8 or less movie sale also features fan-favorite collections from $15

Save now $8 or less

The weekend has arrived and Apple is discounting a selection of films to get you ready for movie night alongside a collection of bundles. Ranging from some recent action flicks to thrillers and more, you’ll be able to expand your library with single flicks for $8 or less, on top of deeper discounts on fan-favorite franchise packages. Not to mention, everything on sale today will become a permanent part of your digital collection. Head below for all of our top picks from Apple’s latest promotion.

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Blu-ray + 4K from $14: Tenet, Spider-Man, A Quiet Place Part II, Wizard of Oz, more

Save now From $14

Amazon is offering Tenet on 4K Blu-ray for $15.99 with free shipping for Prime members or in orders over $25. Down from its $20 or more going rate, this marks a new all-time low that we’ve tracked and is the best available. This movie, directed by Christopher Nolan, features an unnamed CIA operative known only as The Protagonist. He’s recruited by a mysterious organization to participate in a global assignment that goes beyond real time. What’s the mission, and can they prevent World War III? You’ll have to watch and find out. Rated 4.1/5 stars from over 40,000 happy viewers. Head below for other great Blu-ray deals.

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Pre-order paradise with Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ new 7-disc soundtrack

From the soft-souled island world of Animal Crossing: New Horizons comes a brand new ticket back to your own personal paradise, the newly released original soundtrack. Do you remember that early pandemic energy? No traffic and everybody living vicariously through the luscious goings on of their Animal Crossing island-sona? Well, now you can revisit that peace and tranquility wherever you are with this limited edition 7-disc soundtrack. No, seriously, seven whole discs, like vibes in a bottle. And we’re gonna lay down all the details on how you can score one for yourself down below.

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Stream the Sonic The Hedgehog movie for FREE via Amazon Prime and Hulu right now

Just after Netflix confirmed a new 3D animated series and with the sequel set for release next year, you can now stream Sonic The Hedgehog for FREE via Amazon Prime Video and over on Hulu. You’ll need to have an active Prime membership or be a subscriber on Hulu to access it, but Sonic and Jim Carrey’s take on the evil genius Dr. Robotnik are now free for your streaming pleasure on both services for the first time. Head below for more details. 

Verizon customers will get up to 12-months of discovery+ for FREE ($84 value)

Verizon is offering its Unlimited, FiOS Internet, or 5G Home customers up to 12-months of discovery+ for FREE. Just sign up to be notified on January 4 when the service launches. Essentially, you’ll save around $84 with your free year of the service, and it’ll allow you to try it out and see if this is something you’d like to continue to have. You’ll find that discovery+ includes “more than 55,000 episodes from 2,500+ shows.” Discovery owns and includes properties such as HGTV, Food Network, TLC, Animal Planet, Magnolia Network, A&E, History, DIY Network, and several others. Ready to learn more? Just swing by discovery+’s landing page to find out everything about the new service.

Amazon First Reads October eBook freebies (Reg. $6)

It’s now October and Amazon’s selection of First Reads FREE eBooks is available for your enjoyment. Subscribers to Amazon’s Prime 2-day shipping service receive early access to new Kindle books for FREE (Reg. $6) before these titles are released. Head below for a look at this month’s freebies.

How-to save 20% on NFL Sunday Ticket U this season

20% off

While this may look like a different NFL season than usual this year, it’s now officially underway with every team slated to take the field this Sunday. DirecTV is bringing NFL Sunday Ticket back again for 2020, delivering nearly every out of market game to subscribers. Like year’s past, DirecTV will also be offering NFL Sunday Ticket U, a similar product at a discounted price geared towards students. This perk drops the usual $300 price tag to just $100. However, signing up with a special promo code will drop the service down an additional 20% to $80. Head below to find out how you can leverage this popular discounted service.

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Amazon First Reads September eBook freebies (Reg. $6)

It’s now September and Amazon’s selection of First Reads FREE eBooks is available for your enjoyment. Subscribers to Amazon’s Prime 2-day shipping service receive early access to new Kindle books for FREE (Reg. $6) before these titles are released. Head below for a look at this month’s freebies.

Netflix announces The Witcher prequel series known as Blood Origin

A new Witcher Netflix series has been announced. After Henry Cavill’s take on Geralt of Rivia went over well with fans of the book and game franchise, Netflix is now doubling down on its original content based on the fantasy series’ rich lore. While season 2 of The Witcher is still in the works, today Netflix is announcing The Witcher Blood Origin — a 6-part, limited-run origin story. Head below for more details.

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Amazon First Reads July eBook freebies (Reg. $6)

Welcome to July and Amazon’s selection of First Reads FREE eBooks. Subscribers to Amazon’s Prime 2-day shipping service receive early access to new Kindle books for FREE (Reg. $6) before these titles are released. Head below for a look at this month’s freebies.

New hardcover art book celebrates 25-years of Kirby history, now 20% off

20% off

Viz Media is bringing a new official Kirby art book to the US this week. Everyone’s favorite transforming pink alien guy is being represented in the glorious new full-color coffee table-style art book, which spans over 25-years of Kirby history. Most recently appearing in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, the book covers everything from Kirby’s games and gaming appearances to novels, toys, and more. Head below for all the details and an excellent price drop.

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The Major League Baseball season kicks-off today… in MLB The Show 20

As sports fans across the country brace for what could still be months of delays, Sony and the MLB are set to launch the baseball season anyway, in MLB The Show 20 that is. The NBA, MLB and even Nascar have already begun holding eSports events for beleaguered fans everywhere where real-life players are manning the controls in order to negate COVID-19 woes. Sony and the MLB have decided to make things even more official with today’s new announcement of a full 30-player competitive league with a regular season, playoffs, and even a virtual Work Series. All the details are down below.

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HBO offers over 500-hours of FREE TV shows and movies, no subscription needed

You can now stream a massive amount of content from HBO for free. After platforms like Sirius and many others offered up special promotions in the wake of COVID-19, one of the biggest players in the space is now following suit. With an award-winning stable of content from The Sopranos to The Wire, this is easily one of the better self-isolation content promotions we have tracked yet. Head below for all the details.

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Try Amazon Music Unlimited FREE for a month, here’s what you need to know

Amazon’s stable of content streaming services has expanded significantly in recent years with a focus on TV, movies, and of course, music. Its high-res HD platform was unveiled a few months back with a focus on upgraded bitrate audio for compatible devices. However, if you’re new to Amazon Music Unlimited, it may be daunting to know where to start.

Today, Amazon is rolling out a 30-day trial period to new subscribers as an opportunity to check out its catalog of music and more. Head below for a full primer and details on beginning your free trial.

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Comixology expands Unlimited service trial to 60-days, digital comics from $1

If you’ve been struggling to pass the time during this past week of social distancing, ComiXology is launching some enticing deals on digital Marvel, DC, and Dark Horse reads. On top of those discounts, ComiXology has also just announced that it’s expanding the free trial of its Unlimited service to 60-days, doubling the usual 30-days of no-cost access. ComiXology Unlimited provides access to thousands of digital graphic novels from all the big publishers for free. You’ll also be able to save an extra 10-15% off a wide selection of comics. Dive into the details on what the free digital comics service offers in our getting started guide or head below for a closer look at today’s sales, some of our top picks, and more.

Free streaming service trials to check out while social distancing

With social distancing and Coronavirus taking center stage in our lives this week, various app developers and services have been rolling out aggressive promotions to help ease complications. Apple has also launched a big movie sale today, as well, with a wide range of discounted bundles. In the midst of all this, it can be a great time to explore new streaming services with more on the market than ever before. If you’re wondering which services offer free trials and for how long, we’ve rounded up all of the best options down below with a quick breakdown of their offers and other pertinent details. While social distancing may be a pain, you can at least enjoy some free content during all this downtime. Head below for more.

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Best new books to pick up this March: Thrillers, romance, and more

Each month we cover the best new reads and March is full of notable books. So if you need a book for your spring break beach trip or just looking for a new novel to jump into, you’re in luck. This March there are an array of thrillers, romance novels, history books, and more. Head below the jump to find all of our top picks for March and be sure to check out February’s Reading List as well.

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Amazon First Reads March eBook freebies (Reg. $6)

It’s March and Amazon is delivering a fresh batch of Amazon First Reads FREE eBooks. Subscribers to Amazon’s Prime 2-day shipping service receive early access to new Kindle books for FREE (Reg. $6) before these titles are released. Head below for a look at this month’s freebies.

Amazon offers discounts on subscription boxes and digital services for Christmas

With Christmas just over a week away, it’s getting to be crunch-time for finding meaningful gifts that will still arrive by December 25th. Amazon is coming to the rescue with a number of discounts on digital subscriptions and various subscription boxes. If you’re finding yourself running out of time, this is an easy way to still find a meaningful gift for someone on your list. Amazon has marked down subscription boxes covering just about every category, or you can go with a service like Amazon Music or Kindle Unlimited if your friends or family are into the Amazon ecosystem. Head below for all of our top picks.

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New Sonic movie trailer officially debuts updated character design, more

We are getting a brand new Sonic movie trailer today courtesy of Paramount Pictures. After what could only be described as an embarrassingly rough debut due to that grotesque original character design, things are looking good now. Head below for a closer look at the new trailer and the updated Sonic design.

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Amazon Music HD arrives today for $15 per month, Prime member discounts

After months of speculation, Amazon Music HD is now officially launching today as the online giant targets competitors Apple Music and Spotify with a new high-resolution streaming tier. Amazon is slated to charge $15 per month with a $2 discount for Prime members. As Tidal continues to hang on with a $20 monthly plan, one can’t help but wonder if this is going to be one of the final nails in the coffin for the high-resolution streaming service. A catalog of over 50 million songs will be a significant selling point for Amazon as it rolls out its new streaming plan. However, you’ll want to pay close attention to how Amazon Music HD is labeling these HD tracks. More details below.

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NFL Sunday Ticket U returns with extra 20% off promo code prior to the season

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It’s nearly the start of the NFL season, and as it does each year, DirecTV is bringing back Sunday Ticket for another year. While many know the service as one of the best ways to enjoy football games throughout the season, there is an easy way to drop the price substantially. DirecTV has been offering NFL Sunday Ticket U for a few years now. This allows students to drop the price from nearly $300 to just $100. But with DirecTV’s limited student promo code, you can drop the price down even further. Hit the jump to find out how you can save an additional 20% off the regular price.

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Amazon rebrands Freedive as IMDb TV, adds thousands of titles to free catalog

Earlier this year, Amazon and IMDb launched Freedive. It was a streaming video service that brought select TV shows and movies to the masses by offering it free of charge. Roughly six months after its debut, Amazon is changing the name to IMDb TV and tripling the size of its catalog.

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Quickly launch Netflix with Clicker Netflix Player for Mac, now $4

When you feel the need to binge, nothing should come between you and your favorite series. Clicker Netflix Player for Mac turns Netflix into a desktop app that you can launch with a click. This cool little app is now just $3.99 (Orig. $5) at 9to5Toys Specials.

ComiXology offers 100,000+ digital releases, here’s how to get the most out of Amazon’s comic library

Superhero movies have been dominating the box office for the past few years, which has reinvigorated the comic book industry. A lot has changed over the years since the beginning of the modern-age of comics. These days, Amazon’s ComiXology offers one of the most convenient ways to enjoy comic books and manga, offering access to thousands of digital releases.

If you’ve been looking dive into comic book reading but aren’t sure where to begin, this guide is the place the start; whether you want to  stay up to date with new releases or catch up on previous best-sellers. Head below to learn more and see how to get the most out of ComiXology’s Unlimited service.

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ComiXology takes 50% off its entire selection of Marvel digital comics from $1

ComiXology is currently taking 50% off its entire selection of Marvel digital comic books from $1 for ComiXology Unlimited subscribers. Not a member? You can sign up for a free 30-day trial and take advantage of today’s offer. The discount will be automatically applied once added to your cart. This sale is full of various series from Avengers and X-Men to Star Wars and so much more. One standout is on Generations for $9.99. That’s $10 off the going rate and the best we’ve seen. This 328-page graphic novel focuses on the journeys of Iron Man, Captain America and Thor as they pave the way for future generations of heroes like Spider-Man, Captain Marvel and more. Coming off of Avengers: Endgame, this is a must-have title. Head below for more top picks or shop the rest of the sale right here.

Here’s our first look at the Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker trailer [Video]

Today we’re getting our first look at the Star Wars Episode IX trailer. It just hit the official YouTube channel and you can see it for yourself just below.

Amazon Prime Music Guide: Two million songs, Alexa integration and offline listening

Amazon offers its Prime members a number of services as a part of its annual $119 fee. One of the often overlooked features is Amazon Prime Music, which features over two million songs and comes bundled with your membership. While most consumers are reaching for Apple Music or Spotify these days, Amazon’s in-house music service is worth a look as well. If you’ve ever wondered, “What is Amazon Prime Music?” We’re here to tell you all about it.

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Sling TV launches a new guest account for Roku users to browse and use its service

If you’ve never used Sling TV, it’s a great way to cut cable. Sling is the “#1 live TV streaming service” and starts at just $25 per month. New users on Roku will soon be able to enjoy certain Sling benefits at no cost with the company’s latest update. The biggest update here is the ability to try out on-demand content without entering an email or credit card information. Keep reading to find out more about this latest update for Roku users.

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New Year, New Reads: our top five books for January 2019

If one of your new year’s resolutions was to read more, you’re in luck. Regardless of your favorite genre, this year’s new releases feature an array of options coming to bookshelves over the next few weeks that should have every reader on their toes. Head below to find our top five books that we are anticipating for January 2019.

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How to set up Movies Anywhere and make your digital library easily accessible

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If you’ve tried to use streaming media providers like VUDU, iTunes, Amazon Prime, or others, you know that keeping track of what movie is on which provider is never easy. That’s where Movies Anywhere comes in, and we’re going to walk you through how to set up your account.

Movies Anywhere will combine titles from VUDU, iTunes, Amazon Prime, XFINITY, Google Play, Microsoft Movies & TV, and Fandango Now into one service. Not only that, but it makes your titles available on all of the aforementioned services, making watching your favorite movie a breeze.

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Cozy up by the fire with these four new books on our December Reading List

December is one of my favorite months because the weather cools down and you can cozy up by the fire with a page-turning book. Even better, if you know someone on your gift list who loves to read, any of the titles listed below would be a great option. There are some heart-pounding mysteries and thrillers, as well as some home renovating books to help you get through the last few weeks of 2018. Head below to find all of our top picks in our December Reading List.

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