Do you get Amazon Music through Amazon Prime? (What to know!)
Amazon Music is a music streaming service offered by Amazon. It allows users to stream millions of songs, including top playlists, as well as millions of podcasts. The service is designed to compete with other streaming services like Apple Music and Spotify.
If you’re an avid music listener, you might be wondering if Amazon Music is worth it compared to other streaming services. However, Amazon Music is actually split into two separate services; Amazon Music Unlimited and Amazon Music Prime. Both services have different advantages and disadvantages.
Read on for more information on the differences between Amazon Music Unlimited and Amazon Music Prime, as well as some details on how these services stack up against other streaming apps.
Does Amazon Prime offer Amazon Music for free?
Amazon Music has a limited free version that allows users to stream music without a Prime membership or monthly subscription. Their upgraded Amazon Prime music service is free for those with an Amazon Prime membership.
If you just want to listen to a few songs everywhere on one device, Amazon Music Free might be enough for you. But if you’re planning to use Amazon Prime, having an upgraded music streaming platform is just one of the perks you get when you sign up for Prime.
Amazon Music Unlimited is the most inclusive version of Amazon Music. However, it requires a monthly subscription to use it.Amazon Music Unlimited is no Included with standard Prime membership.
In other words, if you want to access Amazon Music Unlimited as a Prime member, you’ll need to pay a monthly subscription fee on top of your Prime membership fee.
Is Amazon Music free or paid?
Amazon Music is divided into two main services along with the free version. The free version gives you access to basic services, while Amazon Music Unlimited and Amazon Prime give you access to more songs and other perks.
Amazon Music has a free version and two paid versions. Amazon Music Prime with an Amazon Prime membership is free. Amazon Music Unlimited requires a paid monthly subscription, but does not require a Prime membership.
If you just want to listen to music, then Amazon Music Free might be enough for you. However, the music selection is very limited compared to Amazon Music Unlimited and Amazon Prime. The free version also limits the number of devices that can stream simultaneously, among other limitations.
The differences between Amazon Music subscriptions are discussed in more detail later in this article. For more information on Amazon Music in general, you can check out this description from Amazon.
What’s the difference between an Amazon Music subscription?
There are many differences between the three Amazon Music subscriptions. The biggest difference is the amount of music they have available. Other differences include device limitations and some exclusive content.
You can see the specific differences between Amazon Music subscriptions in the table below:
|feature||Amazon Music Free||Amazon Music Prime||Amazon Music Unlimited|
|Requires Amazon Prime membership||Do not||yes||Do not|
|available titles||Top playlists. Curated playlists on demand for Android and iOS. Thousands of stations.||Over a million songs. Thousands of playlists. Personalized streaming station.||Over one million Ultra HD songs. Thousands of playlists. Personalized streaming station. Use any headset or select smart speaker from the ever-growing Spatial Audio catalog on Android and iOS. notes: Amazon Music Unlimited Single-Device Plan does not have access to HD, Ultra HD, or Spatial Audio.|
|HD||Do not||Do not||yes|
|Ultra HD||Do not||Do not||yes|
|spatial audio||Do not||Do not||yes|
|No ads, unlimited playback||Do not||yes||yes|
|Supported Devices||Supported Echo devices. More and more Alexa-enabled devices. iOS Android Fire TV devicesFire Tablet Amazon Music for Web||All Amazon Music supported devices.||All Amazon Music-enabled devices (HD, Ultra HD, and Spatial Audio available on select devices). Amazon Music Single Device Program: Echo devices Fire TV devices|
|Streaming restrictions||one device at a time||one device at a time notes: Amazon Music Prime streaming will time out after an hour of inactivity on an Echo device.||Amazon Music Unlimited Personal Plan: One device at a time. Amazon Music Unlimited Family Plan: Six devices at a time. Amazon Music Single Device Program: One compatible device at a time|
|Play offline||Do not||yes||Amazon Music Unlimited Family Plan: yes Amazon Music Unlimited Personal Plan: yes Amazon Music Single Device Program: Do not|
Chart by Amazon.com
As you can see, the main difference is that Amazon Music Unlimited gives you access to a larger music library, along with some extra device support and HD audio. Amazon Music Unlimited also offers a family plan for customers who want access on multiple devices with a single subscription.
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