Amazon Music Unlimited: Frequently Asked Questions

Stream all the music you want from the cloud

Amazon Music Unlimited allows you to stream music from the cloud without having to purchase each song and download the digital music file. You can download songs with Amazon Music Unlimited if you choose to.

Is the Service Free?

No, it isn't. Other competing streaming music services like Spotify offer a free ad-supported account, but Amazon Music Unlimited requires a subscription. Amazon Prime members receive a discount off of the subscription, as do students through Amazon Student memberships.

There is also an Amazon Music Unlimited Family Plan that offers the same benefits but for up to six family members.

However, you can test-drive the streaming music service for free with a 30-day trial. This way you can see if you think the subscription price would be worth it to you before financially committing.

Is Amazon Music Unlimited the Same As Amazon Prime Music?

No. There are differences between Amazon Prime Music and Music Unlimited. Amazon Prime Music is a free service that is bundled with Amazon Prime. Amazon Music Unlimited requires a monthly subscription but provides additional benefits for the extra fee. 

What Does Amazon Music Unlimited Offer?

Amazon Music Unlimited offers a library of songs and albums that can be streamed to computers and devices, including Amazon's Alexa devices, and a wide variety of mobile devices. As you might expect, the music comes without advertisements and can be streamed without limits.

Amazon Music Unlimited may have a slightly smaller library of songs and albums compared to other established streaming music services, such as Spotify and Apple Music. Amazon Music Unlimited claims "tens of millions" of songs, while some other streaming services boast 30+ million.

Finding any shortfall in Amazon Music Unlimited's library is not likely to be an easy thing to do; Amazon has contracts with all major studio labels as well as many smaller labels.

Besides the ability to cherry-pick songs and albums, Amazon Music Unlimited also offers professionally curated playlists: compilations of songs that fit into familiar themes, such as by genre, artist, and so on. You can also add to your own custom playlists songs that you've discovered while browsing Amazon's library.

What Are the Ways I Can Listen to Music on Amazon Music Unlimited?

Like the majority of streaming music services, Amazon Music Unlimited offers a flexible way to listen to music. The main options available are:

  • Computer — (PC and Mac).
  • Amazon devices — Currently the devices that you can use with Amazon Music Unlimited are Kindle Fire (2nd Generation), Kindle Fire HD, and Kindle Fire HDX.
  • Smartphones and tablets — You can download apps for Android (version 4.0+) and iOS (6 or higher).
Amazon Music Unlimited app screenshot

Can I Listen to Songs Offline?

Yes. Amazon Music Unlimited allows you to download songs to your mobile device. This content is stored locally, that is, for use within the app, so that you can listen without needing an internet connection.