Amazon Launches Free Prime Membership for Students, Plus Music Streaming from 99 Cents

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Back to School season is here and Amazon is offering up some big discounts and offers for students. Right now, students can get a six-month free trial to Amazon Prime — the longest free trial that Amazon has ever offered (for comparison, non-students get a 30-day free trial to Prime). After that, students can continue with Amazon Prime for 50% off.

Amazon Prime Student Discounts

Here are some of the other Amazon deals and discounts for students for 2021.

1. Music Streaming

New to Amazon’s Prime Student program is the ability to access Amazon Music Unlimited for just $0.99/month which includes free access to Amazon Music HD — the highest-quality streaming audio you can currently find online.

2. TV and Movie Streaming

Your Prime membership already gets you access to all of Amazon Prime Video, which includes shows like The Boys, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Making the Cut and hundreds of other shows and movies. Want to upgrade your streaming channels? Prime Student members can also add Prime Video channels for just $0.99/month (normally $3.99 to $10.99/month). Channels available at the 99-cent price-point include SHOWTIME, Epix, Sundance Now, Lifetime Movie Club, Acorn TV and more. Lock in the $0.99/month price for up to 12 months.

3. Free Access to Calm

Prime Student has a number of offers with outside partners as well. Right now, Prime Students can get premium access to Calm – the popular meditation app for meditation and sleep. Use your Amazon account to access Calm’s content, including the app’s popular “Sleep Stories,” narrated by celebrities like Harry Styles, Nick Offerman and — just announced — a bedtime story reading from Bridgerton star, Regé-Jean Page.

4. Free Grubhub Membership

You can order groceries from Whole Foods through Amazon Prime, but your Prime Student account now includes a free Grubhub+ Student monthly membership too, which gets you unlimited food delivery for on off-campus orders over $12, special perks, donation matching and more.

5. Discounts on Tech, Electronics and Entertainment

Amazon Prime subscribers already get access to free, two-day shipping and access to thousands of daily deals. And Amazon Prime members are the only ones who can shop Prime Day deals.

Prime Student subscribers have access to a ton of discounts too, on everything from speakers and TVs, to home decor, kitchen gadgets and more. See the full list of savings at A recent study by e-commerce analytics firm Profitero found that Amazon offers the lowest prices on back-to-school products and college supplies, with at least an average 10% savings over other retailers.

See all the Prime Student perks and student discounts you can get right now by heading over to

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