Thanks to Alexa, the Amazon Fire TV line of devices have shared many features with the Amazon Echo line of devices. With the announcement of the new Fire TV Cube, Amazon has blurred the lines between those devices more than ever. That’s why, starting June 21st, when the Fire TV Cube ships, all Fire TVs, Fire TV Sticks, and Fire TV Edition televisions will become eligible for the significantly cheaper $3.99 Amazon Music Unlimited plan that is currently only available to Echo devices.
Amazon’s Music Unlimited streaming service, which includes significantly more songs than the Prime Music service that comes with being a Prime member, offers several different subscription plans. Depending on if you’re a student, a Prime member, an individual, or part of a family that all wants to stream music, the price of the service will vary. The cheapest of all the plans is the Echo plan which is only available to owners of an Echo device.
At just $3.99 per month, the Echo plan, which will soon be the Echo and Fire TV plan, sounds like a great deal compared to the usual $9.99 prices you’ll pay with Spotify or other equivalent music services. There is one major catch, however, and that is that the $3.99 plan can only be used on a single device. I don’t mean a single device at a time, but, literally, only one device can be assigned to ever play music through the service.
When the $3.99 plan becomes available to all Fire TV devices on June 21st, the same limitation will apply. The Fire TV device that you use to sign up for the plan will be the only device that can play Amazon Music Unlimited tracks. If you’re a Prime member, you’ll still have access to Prime Music from all of your other devices, but one Fire TV or Echo will have access to Music Unlimited tracks if you sign up for the service.
Come June 21st, to sign up for the $3.99 plan from a Fire TV, just say “Alexa, try Amazon Music Unlimited” from the Fire TV you want to use the service through. If you’re already an Amazon Music Unlimited subscriber and want to switch to the $3.99 plan, you can say “Alexa, downgrade Amazon Music” from the device you want to use for music playback. If you ever want to switch which device is assigned to play music, the easiest way seems to be to say “Alexa, upgrade Amazon Music” on the device that is currently assigned and then say “Alexa, downgrade Amazon Music” from the new device you want to switch the plan to.