When you think of streaming your favorite shows and movies, you think Netflix. When you think of streaming your favorite music, you think Pandora. As of now we should all be thinking Amazon Prime.

Amazon Prime feels like one of the best kept secrets of the streaming world. Not only can you find most of your favorite shows and movies, but you also get free two-day shipping on millions of items in Amazon, and now a million songs in Amazon Prime Music. All for $99 a year. That's only $8.25 a month, cheaper than a Netflix subscription.

Here's what you get with Amazon Prime:

  • FREE Two-Day Shipping - Get FREE Two-Day Shipping on millions of items.
  • Prime Instant Video - Enjoy unlimited instant streaming of over 40,000 movies and TV episodes.
  • Prime Music - NEW - Enjoy unlimited, ad-free access to over a million songs and hundreds of playlists.
  • Kindle Owners' Lending Library - Borrow one Kindle Book per month from over 500,000 titles for free on any Kindle device with no due dates.

I've been an Amazon Prime subscriber for a few years now, and for the most part I'm pretty happy with their service. I usually check Netflix first when it comes to streaming TV shows and movies, but if I can't find it there, it's usually on Amazon Prime.

The free two-day shipping has been a God-send at Christmas time. My wife and I do a majority of our Christmas shopping through Amazon giving us a huge selection to choose from, and free two-day shipping that gets our items here fast, and free. This is my favorite feature of Amazon Prime.

But as of yesterday, Amazon launched Amazon Prime Music. It's certainly not a Pandora killer, but it isn't just radio either. With Amazon Prime Music you get unlimited, ad-free access to over a million songs so you can build your perfect playlist. And with apps for iPhone and Android, you can take them with you when you go.

Amazon Prime offers a fairly robust selection of television shows, movies, and music, all for less than $9 a month. Add free two-day shipping from Amazon, and the Kindle benefits (does anyone really own a Kindle?) and you have a really great deal.

Right now you can try Amazon Prime free for 30 days.