Popcorn at the ready? Then all there’s left to do is press play and tune out

When the nights start drawing in we collectively crave comfort food, snuggly socks and having a special someone to curl up with on the sofa. As there’s still a bit of time left before full-on hibernation mode kicks in, you can use this handy guide to help source all the entertainment options you could possibly need for the perfect lazy afternoon indoors—save yourself some pennies in the process—and get kitted out for the cold and cosy months ahead.

TV Addict

1newIf your idea of a fun day in is going square-eyed during a binge of your favourite series then we recommend you check out Blinkbox and their immense collection of TV shows and movies. From the latest new releases to the best of the golden oldies, their service streams the lot straight to your screen—and with no subscription fees! If you shop regularly at Tesco, you’ll be glad to know you can even collect some clubcard points whilst you watch.

Gamers Gonna Game

Whether you’re all about the old school N64 or up-to-the-minute tech gadgets with2new high-end graphics, you’ll find all your gaming needs are met by Zavvi. They like to stay ahead of the curve when it comes to visual media and entertainment, stocking all the hottest picks from the gamer’s universe and beyond. Find plenty of cool and creative merch to twin with your next new console—and then let the thumb war commence!

Top of the Pops

You might not think it, but everyone’s favourite retail giant, Amazon, is actually a great place to source obscure titles, off-the-wall documentaries and foreign films; with their marketplace platform proving a playground for those in search of underground and alternative media online. That goes for music, books, toys, DVDs—oh, and kitchen sinks too!

3newCalling All Bookworms

There are some, like The Book People for example, who would simply be lost without the chance to pour a cup of hot tea and dive into a good book whilst the rest of the world whips by. Featuring books and ebooks from as little as £2 a pop, their online shop sells quality titles new and used at discounted prices—so you can indulge your own passion for the written word to your heart’s content.

For Your Ears Only

When stress starts to pile up we find the best way to grab some downtime is by plugging in and letting the soothing tones of a4new storyteller take you away for a while. At the forefront of the audiobooks industry, Audible, offer a free 30-day-trial of their services so you can choose from over 100,000 different titles and discover a new way to explore the beauty of books online. Listen to literary greats in the gym, cook along with your favourite chef in real-time or catch up on the next chapter during your commute.

5newBig Screen Dreams

Feeling courageous enough to brave the outside world? At least for the time it takes to reach the doors of your local cinema that is! Be sure to check out our Books, Music, Games & Movies Category Page before you make a run for it, because we’ve got some sweet deals on ticket prices if you fancy catching a movie on the silver screen instead—better to leave the duvets at home though!