How to Create a Playlist With Amazon Music

There are thousands of preset playlists, but it's easy to make your own

Amazon Prime Music is a streaming music service that's included with an Amazon Prime membership. It has more than two million songs available to stream or listen to offline, including thousands of stations and preset playlists.

Amazon Music also has a free version for people without a Prime subscription, and anyone can upgrade to Amazon Music Unlimited and enjoy more than 50 million songs and a host of other features.

While Amazon Music's playlists cover everything from workout songs to pop culture, it's easy to curate and organize your own playlists on any topic or for any occasion. Here's a look at creating custom playlists with Amazon Music.

This information covers creating playlists with Amazon Music's free version, Prime version, and Amazon Music Unlimited, which costs $7.99 per month for Prime members and $9.99 for those without a Prime subscription.

Amazon Music's logo in black against a white background
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Creating a New Amazon Music Playlist

When you create your custom Amazon Music playlist, listen to it from your computer, via an app on your mobile device, or use your Alexa-enabled device to enjoy your favorite songs.

  1. Sign in to your Amazon Account and select Amazon Music from the menu dropdown on the left.

    Sign into your Amazon Account and select Amazon Music from the menu dropdown on the left

    Or, sign in directly to your Amazon Music account by going to Music.Amazon.com.

  2. Select the Amazon Music service you're using, such as Prime Music, Amazon Music Unlimited, or Free Streaming Music.

    Select the Amazon Music Service you're using
  3. From your Amazon Music dashboard, select Create Playlist from the menu on the left.

    From your Amazon Music dashboard, select Create Playlist from the menu on the left
  4. Enter a name for your new playlist and select Save.

    Enter a name for your new playlist and select Save
  5. Select Explore & Add to add songs to your Playlist.

    Select Explore and Add to add songs to your Playlist
  6. Browse through Amazon Music's various categories and genres, or go to My Music on the left and search through your Albums, Songs, Genres, or Purchased Music.

    My Music section of Amazon Music
  7. Select the checkbox next to each song you want to add.

    Select the checkbox next to each song you want to add.
  8. When you're done adding songs, select your Playlist at the top of the page.

    Select your playlist to add the selected songs
  9. To add an entire album to your Playlist, go to My Music > Albums. Hover the mouse pointer over the album, select the down arrow that appears, and then select Add to Playlist.

    Select an album to add to a playlist
  10. Select the playlist where you want to add the album.

    Select the playlist where you want to add the album
  11. To add songs by a certain artist, go to My Music > Artists, select the down arrow below the artist you want, and select Add to Playlist.

    Add songs to your playlist by artist
  12. To add songs according to genre, go to My Music > Genres, select the down arrow below the genre you want, and select Add to Playlist.

    Select a genre to add to your playlist
  13. Add songs, albums, artists, or genres until you're happy with your playlist. Add to your playlist at any time, or remove songs from your playlist.