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Owning things is what old people do! Make room for more cool gadgets by subscribing to these services for books, movies, music and more.


Oyster - Bookworms, prepare to binge with more than 500,000 titles, presented in a clean, customizable interface for iOS, Android and Kindle Fire devices. ($9.95 per month)

Next Issue - "Oh, you didn't read the latest New Yorker?" Yes, that could be you, precocious young student, with unlimited access to 143 magazines. Don't worry, there are plenty of breezy lifestyle titles available too. ($14.99 per month)

Netflix - Does this really need an explanation? You probably are watching Netflix in a separate window right now. ($8.99 per month)


EA Access - Sadly, there is no amazing "Netflix for video games" right now. If you love EA and own an Xbox One, however, you can get discounts on some games and play others like Madden NFL 25, Fifa 14 and Battlefield 4 all you want for a monthly subscription fee. ($4.99 per month).

Spotify - Pandora and Rdio are both great music-streaming services. But it's hard to beat the selection, control and social aspects offered by Spotify. Plus, the company offers a 50 percent student discount. ($4.99 a month for students)

Amazon Prime Instant Video - Yeah, access to some HBO shows is great, but the real draw is free two-day shipping. ($99 per year)



— Keith Wagstaff