With the rise of streaming services like Netflix, Amazon Prime and Spotify, virtually all of us are signed up to at least on monthly subscription service – in fact, many of us are signed up to several.
And as the last few months have seen radical changes to all our daily lives, there has never been a more convenient time to have the outside world brought straight to your home for a monthly fee.
With that in mind, take a look at these fantastic subscription services to battle your boredom and keep you informed in the comfort of your own home.
In the internet age, online news is easy to access for free, but as print journalism goes into decline, many publications have monetised online platforms by restricting access to premium articles, flooding readers with online advertisements, or even putting a paywall in front of their content.
Enter PressReader. The ‘all-you-can-read’ news service costs £27.49 per month, and grants subscribers access to over 7000 magazines and newspapers. Amongst the major publications it features are The Guardian, The Telegraph, Rolling Stone and Elle to name just a few, and subscribers can access the service from up to five devices.
The tech giant released this service back in September 2019, and it’s pretty under-rated.
The platform includes over 120 games for just £4.99 and features new releases every month.
Smartphone gaming already has its own major hits of course, but the main reason that Apple Arcade gives the likes of Candy Crush a run for its money is that it involves no in-app purchases, eliminating the ‘pay to win’ element.
In addition to this, Apple Arcade games are downloadable for offline play and compatible with the iPhone, iPad and even the Apple TV.
Business Book Box
This service is the only one on this list that offers a physical product, making it something of an odd one out. Nevertheless, it’s a highly worthwhile addition.
Monthly book subscription services are by no means unique, but Business Book Box is the first in the UK to focus on business-related non-fiction.
You can adjust your preferences to any combination of special interests including finance, entrepreneurship, marketing, finance and law for a more personalised reading experience. The service also offers variants ranging from a quarterly box for those with a little less reading time on their hands, and a Women in Business box, offering books from the glass ceiling breakers of the business world.
GINX Esports TV
Another special-interest addition to the list, but a worthwhile one for anyone looking to keep on top of the growing industry that is esports.
GINX Esports TV is the world’s first dedicated esports TV network. Also available on PC, tablet and mobile, its carefully curated programming aims to bring esports to a mainstream audience. As well as covering gameplay, Top 10 Countdowns and more on its channel, its coverage on major gaming news includes Call of Duty, CS:GO, Fortnite and more.
Whether you’re a gaming expert, casual hobbyist or simply have a professional interest in in this fast-developing industry, GINX will keep you up-to-date and entertained.