Amazon’s Alexa has many different ways for you to request just the right music. Now it has gained a few new advanced music commands that might come in handy. These new commands let you request music similar to other tracks, music that is popular in a particular part of the world, and music that you’ve played in the past but can’t exactly remember. Read more ›
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If you’re a Prime member and have never tried Amazon’s Music Unlimited subscription service, you can currently get a $5 Amazon credit when you sign up for a free 30-day trial. Unlike past promotions which gave you additional credit towards the music subscription service, this current promotion gives you $5 of general Amazon credit that can be used towards anything Amazon sells. To get your free $5, visit this page, enter promo code MUSIC5, and sign up for the free trial. The credit will automatically appear at checkout the next time you buy something that is shipped and sold by Amazon.com. You can cancel at any time and keep the $5 credit.
Amazon has announced that they’ve added Alexa to their Amazon Music apps in the Google Play Store and Apple iTunes App Store. You’ve already been able to summon Alexa within the Amazon shopping app and request music that way, but that was never an ideal way to access your music. Alexa’s integration in the Amazon Music apps gives you a much nicer way to use your voice to access all of your tunes.
Amazon’s Music Unlimited streaming music service is normally $7.99 per month if you’re a Prime member or $9.99 for everyone else. Students now automatically receive a hefty discount that lowers the cost of the service to just $4.99 per month. That price does not require Prime membership. If the student is a Prime Student member, which is free for 6 months and $49.99 annually after, their first half a year of Music Unlimited is just $6. To qualify for the student price of either Music unlimited or Prime members, you must have a .edu email account.
Amazon has brought back a popular promotion for Music Unlimited where you’ll get 30 days for free, plus a $10 credit applied to your account after the free trial. The promotion is for first time Amazon Music Unlimited subscribers and it’s easy to know if your account qualifies. Those who qualify will see the text “$0.00 per month – The following promotion applies after your free trial: $10 promo credit” displayed on the page. If you don’t qualify, it’ll simply say “The promotion is not valid” in red near the top of the page.
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.
SiriusXM Radio has just released a brand new app for the Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick. The app gives access to all 155 channels of commercial-free music, sports, news, and comedy from the satellite radio provider. You will need a subscription to the service before listening to any of the programming. Streaming online-only subscriptions start at $15.99 per month, or you can add streaming access to any of SiriusXM’s satellite plans for an extra $4 per month. The app is compatible with all Fire TV and Fire TV Stick models.
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Amazon has just started a promotion for the Black Friday weekend where you will earn a $20 credit to use toward an Amazon Music Unlimited subscription for buying any physical CD or Vinyl. If you’re a Prime member, that means you can use the $20 credit and get a 12 month subscription for $59, or just $4.92 per month. If you have a Echo, Echo Dot, or Tap speaker, you could use the $20 credit for 5 free months of music on your device with the Echo-only $3.99 per month plan, not counting the initial free trial month. A good place to start shopping are Amazon’s Black Friday Deals in CD & Vinyl. This offer ends at midnight tonight and is for both new or existing Amazon Music Unlimited customers.
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.