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Amazon Music Unlimited review: Pricing, plans and features

Music streaming services are in their prime, and Amazon has its very own library of tunes to consider.

Amazon Music Unlimited works seamlessly with Alexa-enabled devices. But for phones and other devices, there’s not much that sets it apart from its competitors.

30 Days

Free trial length

$9.99

Individual plan price

50 Million

Library size

Details

Streaming quality 256 kbps
Available offline Yes
Library size 50 Million
Basic subscription $9.99
Free trial Yes
Free trial length 30 Days
Family plan offered Yes
Family plan device limit 6
Family plan price $14.99

Expert review

Brodie Fogg

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Brodie Fogg was the publisher for Finder's streaming and entertainment comparisons. Brodie has a background in education and is passionate about breaking down complicated topics and tech garble to make it more palatable for a wider audience.

Expert review

Amazon Music Unlimited offers an impressive library of music with cool integration features with the Amazon device family, like the Echo or Fire TV hardware. But if you’re looking for a wide range of non-music content or are looking for a service with a free tier, you may want to look elsewhere.

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Amazon Device Integration. Amazon Music Unlimited is optimized for use with Alexa-enabled devices like the Echo and Dot. You can get a sizable discount by only streaming on one dedicated Amazon device as well.
  • Cheaper with Prime. If you have an existing Amazon Prime membership, you save money on your Amazon Music Unlimited subscription rather than pay more for an additional service like Spotify or Apple Music.

Cons

  • Doesn’t do much new. If you don’t have an Amazon device or Alexa-enabled speaker, you may not find much to separate Amazon Music Unlimited from other music streaming services.
  • Library size uncertain. Because Amazon Music Unlimited is incorporated with Amazon’s music purchasing storefront, it’s unclear exactly how many songs are available as part of the subscription.

What features does Amazon Music Unlimited offer?

Playlists and stations

Just like Spotify, Amazon Music Unlimited offers curated playlists and the option to create personal playlists.

You can also access playlists created around a genre or artist. For example, the Lady Gaga station will serve you up a healthy mix of Gaga’s tunes and other artists with connecting themes, genres and moods.

Offline play

Amazon Music Unlimited offers offline play for tracks. If you’re heading on a long-haul flight or simply want to avoid excess data usage, you can download tracks and albums before leaving the safety of your WiFi connection.

Ad-free listening

This one is a no-brainer for a paid music streaming service, but Amazon Music Unlimited lets you listen to your tunes on-demand with no ad breaks, as well as giving you an unlimited number of song skips.

Hands-free listening with Alexa

If you’re caught up in an intense gaming session or in the middle of cooking dinner, you can enable hands-free mode on your Alexa-compatible device to allow for up to eight hours of continuous playback from your Amazon Music Unlimited account while off the charging cradle.

What music is available on Amazon Music Unlimited?

Amazon Music Unlimited boasts a music library of over 50 million tracks. However, Amazon also acts as a digital music store and allows you to purchase tracks and albums for a one-off fee. It’s not entirely clear from Amazon Music Unlimited’s landing page how many of the 50 million tracks are available for free to subscribers.

What apps and devices are compatible with Amazon Music Unlimited?

All of Amazon’s Echo devices can be used to play Amazon Music Unlimited. You can also download the app for your PC, Mac, Android, iOS or Fire TV or simply listen in via the Amazon Music Unlimited web portal.

How much does Amazon Music Unlimited cost?

TierMonthly costFeatures
Student Plan$0.99Requires verification of enrollment at an accredited college or university
Single-Device Plan$3.99Stream on 1 dedicated device only. Eligible devices include:
  • Echo
  • Echo Dot
  • Echo Show
  • Echo Look
  • Amazon Tap
  • Fire TV
Individual Plan$14.99

$7.99 for Prime members

Stream music from any device, limited to 1 device at a time
Family Plan14.99Stream on up to 6 devices at a time

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Updated October 16th, 2019
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Bottom line

Amazon Music Unlimited offers the best integration for Amazon devices. But if you’re listening on your phone, tablet or computer, you have other options, too. Get the details on and browse the best deals in our guide to music streaming.

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