#1.Netflix:Currently around a third of all internet packets sent are Netflix packets. And for just $9.99 a month, you can add to that number. With an astonishing number of movies, TV shows, and documentaries available to watch on demand, Netflix is a pretty worthwhile investment. Plus, their original series’, including House of Cards, Arrested Development, and Orange is The New Black, are all worth catching.
#2. Hulu: TV streaming service Hulu isn’t appreciated as much as it should be. If you subscribe to the $7.99 per month package, you’ll have access to a quality library that’s also supported by commercials. If you want commercial-free access, it’ll cost $11.99. For that, you’ll have access to TV series like Homeland, original programming like Casual, and blockbusters like Terminator Genisys.
#3.Amazon Prime Instant Video: Amazon’s video streaming service isn’t as elegant as Netflix’s, but if you have Amazon Prime, it comes as part of your package. They have an absolute ton of great stuff in their catalog including many critically acclaimed original shows. Amazon’s deep pockets are also seeing the company signing exclusivity deals with companies like HBO and the BBC, meaning their library of shows is just getting better and better.
#1.Spotify : Spotify has seen its fair share of controversy (including a high-profile tiff with Taylor Swift). However, it remains the best service, on PC or mobile, for streaming pretty much any music, whenever you want. The free service is a good introduction, but it’s worth picking up Spotify Premium. You don’t realize how annoying the ads are until they’re gone. Plus, the offline access is a god-send.
#2. SoundCloud :Without a doubt, SoundCloud is God’s gift to indie music. It’s a simple, bare-bones service that allows anyone to upload and download music under a variety of licenses, and embed uploaded tracks across the web. It’s effortless and has a novel timed annotation feature, allowing people to discuss music in an entirely new way. SoundCloud is great, and if you want to hear the next big thing before the labels do, SoundCloud is where to look.
#3. SongKick:connect your SongKick account to your Spotify, Facebook, and Last.fm accounts, and you’ll be kept up to date about when your favorite artists will be playing nearby. You’ll also be shown the ticket prices from various merchants so you can quickly find the cheapest option. This is a simple, yet powerful way to ensure you never miss another live gig.
#1.Amazon:Everybody knows Amazon: it’s the world’s most advanced stuff distribution infrastructure. If you want it, they’ve got it, and can get it to you for a very reasonable price. Amazon is fantastic.
For the thrifty, Fat Wallet is a powerful coupon/promotion aggregator that scours to web to help you find the best deals on whatever you’re looking for.
ebay has been called the world’s garage sale, and the comparison isn’t unfair. Less of a player than once it was, the site (especially its ‘motors’ section) remains a viable avenue for bargain-hunters all over the world.
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