For those of you who might have missed the post from last week, you can still get a 4 month Music Unlimited subscription for $0.99. That’s easily the best deal for a music subscription anywhere, which is why I’m posting about it again. Thanks to a comment from RVD26 on the previous post, we’ve learned that you can pay the $0.99, then immediately cancel the subscription, and you’ll still get to enjoy 4 months of music without worrying about remembering to cancel later. This great deal is unfortunately for new subscribers only, so if you’ve already tried Amazon Music Unlimited, you won’t be able to take advantage of this deal. Amazon Music Unlimited offers access to nearly 30 million songs from all of your devices, including the Echo and Fire TV line. For comparison, Prime Music grants access to around 2 million songs. This offer is for Prime members only and will end July 11.
I jumped on this yesterday and like you said, anyone who has Prime should do it since you can immediately cancel and still get 4 months of Music Unlimited.
I’m still aggravated that a service that used to be included in Prime was broken out into a separate subscription, but for $.99 it’s definitely worth it.
You still have prime music. When they first gave us prime music it was a million songs. It is now 2 million. So they doubled our benefit. Music unlimited has 30 million songs.
I’m pretty sure that at one point Prime Music had a lot more than 2M songs when they were ramping up to introducing Unlimited. Want to say it got up to 4M? If you listen to a lot of 70s/80s as I still do, Prime Music is a nice feature and I do use it a lot. And I take advantage of adding my own music to it as well, both through purchases and uploads, which is a great feature that I think a lot of people miss.
But I’m still aggravated that we don’t get access to Unlimited with Prime or a much better discount on it with Prime. Others may disagree and that’s fine.
There’s nothing to be aggravated over. When Prime Music launched, it had just over 1 million songs. The day before Music Unlimited launched, that number was up to 1.8 million songs for Prime Music. The launch of Music Unlimited instantly added 400,000 songs to Prime Music, because of all the new deals Amazon made for the new service, bringing the Prime Music song count up to 2.2 million.
There have never been more songs in Prime Music than there are today. If it seems like you lost music after Music Unlimited arrived, it probably because contracts and deals expire all the time so while new tracks are added, some old tracks are removed. It’s the same for Amazon Video, Netflix, Spotify, Apple Music, and every other content subscription service.
As for getting Music Unlimited with your Prime membership, I’m sorry but that’s just silly. Spotify and Apple charge $9.99 per month for the equivalent of Amazon Music Unlimited. That’s more than the cost of a Prime membership. You can’t possibly expect Amazon to add a benefit into Prime that costs more on its own than the cost of Prime.
This is one of those deals that I snagged up a several days ago without even realizing it was a “new deal”.
I got fed up with the regular music included with Prime and constantly listening to the same songs over and over again on the stations and albums to choose from. I stream at least an hour of music a day, and the upgrade to prime music has been a welcome upgrade. I wouldn’t say it’s a HUGE difference, but definitely more randomness and better selection if you know what you’re looking for.
Does Music Unlimited also give you space to host your own music or is that a seperate charge still?
That’s still a separate charge. I think it’s still $25 per year for that.