THIS WEEKEND ONLY! Get Amazon Prime for only $73! New members only, offer ends 1/17 at 11:59PM PST.
As Travel Hack TMOM, I’m here to show you how the stuff you use everyday can save your sanity when you travel. Here’s a new one: Amazon Prime, which has always been handy for streaming free video, now lets you download over 40,000 shows to take with you on your iPad or other device! The downside to Netflix, Hulu, etc. is that you have to be connected to the internet to watch. Amazon has removed that obstacle so the entertainment can come with you. Hello, peaceful plane ride!
Even better, the 40,000 shows aren’t all documentaries about cheese: they’re from HBO, Nick and lots of other places that make stuff you actually want to watch! Yes, that’s right. The service you’ve been using to get free delivery on that $6 pack of batteries can also get you caught up on True Blood.
The best part for us Moms, though, is the absolute treasure trove of kids’ shows they have available for free download. From Thomas the Tank Engine to iCarly every demographic will find something to keep them entertained so you can enjoy a quiet flight. Or a meal in peace.
Download times were pretty fast on my iPad mini: about 2 minutes for a 30 minute show and 5 for a movie over my home wifi (broadband) connection. Amazon Prime Video is included with the
$99 $73 this weekend only annual Amazon Prime subscription, so if you’re already a member you don’t have to do a thing. If you’re new, the first month is free.
Have you taken advantage of Amazon Prime’s free downloads? Seen any great shows lately? Please share in the comments.