Amazon has just updated their Amazon Music app for iOS for the iPhone and iPad with support for Apple Carplay. If you have a vehicle equipped with Carplay, you can now easily access your Amazon Music library right from your dash through a native interface. This works with both
Prime Music and Music Unlimited subscriptions, as well content you’ve individualy purchased or uploaded yourself. Support for Android Auto has been available for some time, so it’s nice to see Amazon now including support for the other popular car dash operating system.
Amazon just started a new promotion that gives new subscribers to Amazon Music Unlimited a free $10 credit to use towards the subscription cost. To receive the credit, click the “Add gift card or promotion code” button on the promotion’s page and enter the promo code AMAZONMUSIC. Then sign up for any of the Amazon Music Unlimited subscription options. After your 30-day free trial ends, you’ll have $10 worth of credit in your account that will be automatically applied to your subscription dues. If you’re a Prime member, the best bang for your buck option is the $79/yr plan. With the free $10 credit, that comes to just $5.75 per month, which is almost half what most other streaming music subscriptions cost.
When Amazon Music Unlimited launched last month, it was missing the option to share a single subscription among several family members. That option is now available with the arrival of family plans for Amazon Music Unlimited. For $14.99 per month, which is $5 more than the individual plan, you can share your music subscription with up to 6 family members. If you’re a Prime member, you also have the option to save $30 by paying $149 per year.
Amazon’s new premium music streaming service, called Music Unlimited, is now available in the UK, Germany, and Austria. The service launched a month ago in the US but is now available overseas. Pricing is identical to that in the US, but just in the respective country’s currency. Non-Prime members will pay £9.99/9,99€ per month. Prime members will pay £7.99/7,99€ per month but also have the option to pay £79/79€ annually. Amazon is also offering the Echo-only plan overseas for £3.99/3,99€ per month, but remember, that only allows access on a single device.
Amazon Music Unlimited, the new stand-alone music streaming service from Amazon, launched this morning with an enticing $3.99 per month option for Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, and Amazon Tap owners. The catch though is that the $3.99 plan can only be used from a single device. That doesn’t mean a single device at a time, but rather, it literally means only a single Echo, Echo Dot, or Tap can access the Amazon Music Unlimited library. Read more ›
One great side effect of Amazon’s new Music Unlimited streaming service is that it has considerably increased the number of songs available to Prime members through Amazon Prime Music. Yesterday, there were around 1.8 million songs in the Prime Music library that Prime Members can access for free. Now there are just over 2.2 million songs available in Prime Music. To make Amazon Music Unlimited a reality, Amazon must have made numerous new deals with record labels. It looks like those deals included Prime Music negotiations as well, so if there’s a song you’ve wanted to listen to that hasn’t been in Prime Music, you may want to take a second look.
Amazon has launched their long-rumored new music streaming service. As I discovered last week, it’s called Amazon Music Unlimited and has several different pricing options. For those of you who are not Prime members the service is $9.99 per month. There is a family plan for $14.99 per month or $149 per year, which will be available soon, that grants access to 6 family members. These prices are equal to competing services like Apple Music, Spotify, and Google Play Music. The pricing gets more interesting and competitive for Prime member who can pay either $7.99 per month or $79 per year, which comes out being about $6.58 per month. There is also an Echo-only plan for just $3.99 per month that grants access to the new music service from Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, and Amazon Tap devices only. Regardless of which payment option you select, the library of music accessible to you is exactly the same. Read more ›
Inspired by my confirmation of a soon to be released new streaming music subscription service from Amazon, called Amazon Music Unlimited, a German blogger by the name of Carsten Knobloch looked through the code of Amazon’s web-based music player and uncovered a few pieces of new information about the service. It appears the service will have a regular price of $9.99 per month. Knobloch also found reference to a $7.99 discounted price which, through some additional digging of my own, I’m confident is the price for Prime members. I also found reference to “alternative” pricing, but I’m not sure on the details of that pricing. It may refer to the rumored Echo-only plan which restricts music playback to Amazon Echo devices. Sources have told The Verge that the Echo-only plan will cost $4.99 per month and launch “within a few weeks.” Read more ›
Amazon is rumored to be working on a new streaming music subscription service, separate from Prime Music, to compete with the likes of Spotify, Apple Music, and Google Play Music. After noticing an unusual lack of “Prime” branding in the new Amazon Music app for the Fire TV, I began to suspect the app was released this week in preperation for the rumored new music service from Amazon. I did some digging through the app’s code, as I am often inclined to do, and have found clear evidence that Amazon will indeed be launching a new premium streaming music service called Amazon Music Unlimited. Read more ›
Something I overlooked when writing my overview of the new Amazon Music app for the Fire TV and Fire TV Stick, which is actually fairly significant, is that the new app can play any song in Amazon’s Prime Music catalogue without needing to add the song to your library first. The prior music interface on the Fire TV only accessed songs that were in your music library, but that’s no longer the case if you’re a Prime subscriber. This change is likely in preparation for the upcoming premium music subscription service from Amazon. Read more ›
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