Amazon Music Prime: how to benefit from it?

For many users, the music streaming platform signed Amazon is called Music Prime, yet it is only one of the three formulas available and it is even the most limited.

Indeed, there are also Amazon Music Free and Amazon Music Unlimited whose characteristics are completely different.

Then, Amazon even launched Music HD in 2019, which has the distinction of offering CD quality (or better) sound for music lovers who are bothered by compressed MP3 quality. It also provides its readers with a selection of “3D” music whose rendering is even more appreciable on a speaker such as the Amazon Echo Studio.

But, then which formula to choose to benefit from the best advantages?

Is Amazon Music free for Prime members?

If you are already a Prime member, then you naturally benefit from Amazon Music, unlike the Amazon Music Unlimited or Amazon Music Free services.

How to compare them? As its name suggests, Amazon Music Prime is included in the Prime subscription, which costs €49 per year and gives you access to around 2 million songs, a small fraction of the 90 million songs you get with Amazon Music. Unlimited whose monthly cost is €9.99…

Additionally, Music HD is now free for Prime users and an integral part of the service. So you get much higher quality sound, in “HD” (CD quality) or “Ultra HD”, with up to 10 times the bitrate of songs streamed through the standard Music service.

If you have a strong enough internet connection, a device compatible with this type of high quality audio as well as headphones or speakers with a wide dynamic range, then we advise you to turn to such a configuration.

If you are not a Prime member, you can still enjoy Amazon Music Free and its thousands of free stations and playlists, in return you will be the victim of many advertisements.

Like other streaming services, Amazon Music Prime allows you to stream music on demand via your Internet connection, whether on your phone, computer or via an Amazon Echo connected speaker. The latter is also one of the most practical ways to access Prime Music since all you have to do is ask Alexa to play a song, an album or a playlist.

Of course, it’s entirely possible to download songs and albums directly to your phone for the purpose of listening to them offline.

In our view, Amazon’s music streaming service has genuine appeal if you’re already familiar with the brand’s ecosystem and own one or more Echo devices, among other things. For good reason, the lyrics of certain songs can be displayed at the same time as the music on your TV, in the Alexa app or on your Echo Show smart screen.

How much do Amazon Music subscriptions cost?

To avoid any confusion, we give you a summary of the prices of the different music streaming services offered by Amazon:

If the prices are monthly, for Amazon Music Prime you can pay annually, which makes the subscription cheaper. Plus, you’ll get a 30-day trial period before committing.

Take advantage of the free trial period

The problem with Amazon Music Prime’s individual subscription limitation is that you have to share the same playlists and libraries with your loved ones. If you want to have a personal account, then you will have to take an interest in the family offer of the Unlimited formula which costs €14.99/month. You can stream music to up to six devices simultaneously.

Of course, financially speaking, the Echo and Fire TV offer at €4.99/month remains the most attractive. It is quite sufficient, especially if you only own one Echo or other device on which you usually listen to music.

How to listen to Amazon Music?

There are many ways to launch Amazon Music Prime. You can ask Alexa to play songs on your Echo or go through the Amazon Music application which is the same one used for Amazon Music Unlimited.

On it, you can search for songs, create your own playlists, listen to on-demand tracks, and download them to your device for offline, ad-free listening.

You will also see a My Music tab, this contains all titles already purchased on Amazon and can include CDs thanks to the AutoRip function which gives you access to MP3 versions.

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