Movies, TV series, music, podcasts, audiobooks, and newspapers: now everything is digital and by subscription. More and more are those who choose to give their loved ones digital subscriptions, a gift that knows how to provide a smile to those lucky enough to receive it. From music to movies, also passing through the fascinating world of video games, the alternatives to choose from are many and perfect for getting everyone to agree, even people with the most difficult tastes. Whether it is a thoughtful or last-minute decision, subscriptions have as their strong point the simplicity and convenience in the purchase phase: in a few moments, you already have everything you need to fill your free time – and not only that – with fun.
Once you have identified the service that best suits the recipient, you can directly give a new subscription by registering an account to be exploited by the other person or let yourself be tempted by the prepaid cards (the so-called ” gift cards “) of the chosen platform. These useful cards, in both physical and digital format, can be converted into credit to be invested in a new subscription or continue with the payment of monthly or annual fees, depending on the type of contract. But what are the best services available to choose from? Let’s find out together.
Digital Subscriptions To Video Streaming Services (Movies, TV Series, Shows)
Smart TVs, computers, projectors, and mobile devices: when it comes to watching movies or TV series on the move or in the comfort of your home, there is no shortage of alternatives. For those passionate about movies, TV series, and shows, Netflix is the digital subscription to bet on. Giving a subscription to the platform is simple, even without using a credit card to be associated with the profile. You can use gift cards to be purchased online and in physical stores: they come in different amounts, from 25, 50, or 100 euros, or at the buyer’s discretion. The cards allow you to add credit to your registration created from scratch or existing until it runs out and does not expire.
Once the sum has been transferred, the service will deduct the cost of the chosen subscription type, one of Basic, Standard, or Premium, respectively, from 7.99, 12.99, or 17.99 euros per month. All three allow access to the same contents of different genres, very often also available in the original language (dubbed and subtitled in various languages): an extremely large library that knows how to please adults and children. What makes the difference is the number of screens that can be used simultaneously (1, 2, or 4) and the quality of the videos (good at 480p, excellent at 1080p, and maximum at 4K HDR).
Another of the main points of reference in terms of films, TV series, and extra channels, Amazon Prime Video, is an alternative to consider when one wants to enter or let someone in the world of streaming platforms. A rib of the Amazon Prime service package, it offers its subscribers an extensive amount of content – many of which are produced “at home” – to be viewed on computers and smartphones, from browsers or proprietary apps, in addition to their smart TV. It is impossible to give a subscription to Prime Video directly, as an integral part of the Prime services.
Still, it is possible to think of making it the object of your gift by creating an account from scratch on the e-shopping site and purchasing the subscription for a whole year for 36 euros. To avoid renewal at the end of the period, enter the settings and cancel the automatic procedure. Disney + is the platform dedicated to Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic productions. In this case, there are two types of subscription planned: monthly at 6.99 euros and annual at 69.99 euros, and four profiles available for each subscription.
With its highly successful films and TV series, Infinity offers three different subscriptions: monthly for € 7.99, six-monthly for € 39.99, and annual for € 69.99. Two screens simultaneously and high video quality thanks to the HD standard for all content. Now TV, on the other hand, is Sky’s streaming service that offers three types of subscription based on the usable content: at 29.99 euros per month you can choose the Sport package in Super HD or Cinema & Entertainment, two screens at the same time to watch films, TV series and shows among those present in the offer.
Digital Subscriptions To Music Streaming Services
An infinity of music and podcasts, all in a single subscription and available for listening on smartphones, tablets, smart TVs, smart speakers, and much, much more: it is the option to give to those who can’t do without spending time with the headphones over your ears (or with the earphones firmly in place, depending on your taste). Even with Spotify, we find ourselves in front of one of the main protagonists of the sector, with such a rich library available that it is practically impossible not to find what you are looking for. To give a digital subscription to relatives and friends, Spotify offers its gift cards, with denominations of 10, 30, or 60 euros, to be loaded into your account.
The individual Premium subscription, i.e., the classic one that can be associated with a single person, costs 9.99 euros per month after a free trial period (if it is a new profile). The cards can be purchased in physical format, in the most well-stocked supermarkets such as in electronic chains, and in digital form on the main shopping sites and have 12 months. Apple Music is Apple’s music streaming service. As with Spotify, also for this platform, it is possible to give different types of subscriptions for the Christmas holidays of your choice between the individual one, with a fixed price of 9.90 euros per month, students for 4.99 and family, i.e., six people with as many different profiles under the same subscription, at 14.99.
Amazon also has its music service: Amazon Prime Music Unlimited. It allows you to listen to songs without ads and download them for connectionless listening and unlimited skip, all for 9.99 euros per month. Last in chronological order is the subscription to the YouTube Music Premium service: no advertising, listening in the background, and the possibility to download the songs on your device for offline listening. Similarly to Apple Music, there are three different subscriptions, respectively, at 9.99 euros per month for the individual plan, 14.99 euros for the family plan with five separate accounts, and the last one, dedicated to students, at 4.99 euros per month.
Digital Subscriptions To Game Streaming Services
Here you are spoiled for choice: to dictate the law, however, is the type of console owned by the recipient of the gift. For PlayStation owners, PlayStation Plus is the primary choice: lots of games every month, online multiplayer, and discounts are available for those who sign up for a subscription for € 8.99 per month, € 24.99 every six months, and € 59.99 per month. Year. Those who prefer the Microsoft home console for gaming can bet on Xbox Game Pass: 9.99 euros per month for the Console and Pc plans, with free games, discounts, and offers, or Ultimate at? 12.99 per month for games dedicated to consoles, PCs, and mobile devices with the Android operating system, additional content, titles available on launch day, and much more.
Digital Newspaper And Magazine Subscriptions
Here the alternatives are countless: all the most important and interesting newspapers and magazines have long since adopted the possibility of subscribing to their digital versions, to be able to read their publications everywhere without the burden of carrying the paper version and – above all – saving money. They were cutting new trees. Just imagine what the recipient of the digital subscription as a gift may like to be able to purchase the digital edition by visiting the website and browsing the possibilities. In this way, Christmas 2020 can also be an opportunity to do good to one’s gray matter and nature.