How to Download Songs From Amazon

Listen offline to Amazon Music Prime, Music HD, and Music Unlimited tracks

What to Know

  • For Amazon Music Prime, Music Unlimited, or Music HD, download the Amazon Music web app or mobile app for iOS or Android.
  • From the Amazon Music web or mobile app, select or search for a song, then select More Options (three dots) > Download.
  • To buy a song without a subscription, go to Amazon Music online and select Buy Music > Digital Music. Choose a song and click Buy Song.

This article explains how to download songs and albums for offline listening with Amazon Music Prime, Amazon Music Unlimited, and Amazon Music HD. (The Amazon Music free service doesn't support offline playback.)

How to Download Music From Amazon Music Prime

Prime Music is included at no additional cost to Amazon Prime members. It features more than two million songs, thousands of playlists, and personalized streaming stations.

To download Amazon Music Prime songs, you'll need the Amazon Music mobile app or web app. You can't download songs while using Amazon Music Prime in a web browser.

Download for Offline Playback via the Web App

If you want to download your Amazon Music Prime content on your PC or Mac, you'll need the Amazon Music web app.

  1. Navigate to the Amazon Music information page and select Download for PC/Mac.

    Amazon Music website with Download for PC/Mac highlighted
  2. The web app begins downloading.

    Amazon Music web app download screen
  3. Select the installer file, then double-click to install the app.

    Amazon Music web app installer with install file highlighted
  4. Select Open to allow the installation.

    Amazon Music web app installer with "Open" highlighted
  5. Enter your Amazon email and password, then select Sign in.

    Amazon music web app sign-in screen with "Sign in" highlighted
  6. The Amazon Music web app opens. As a Prime user, you have access to more than two million songs. To download a song from your library, select Library.

    Amazon Music web app with Library highlighted
  7. Select the Songs tab.

    Amazon Music web app with Songs tab highlighted
  8. Next to the song you want to download, select More Options (three dots).

    Amazon Music web app with More Options (three dots) highlighted
  9. Select Download.

    Amazon Music song with Download annotated
  10. When the song finishes downloading, you'll see a small blue arrow indicating that the content is available for offline listening.

    Amazon Music song with the small blue download indicator arrow highlighted
  11. To download a song that's not in your library, click the search bar, type the name, and select it from the search results.

    Amazon Music app with a search term highlighted
  12. Select More Options (three dots), then click Download to download the song.

    Amazon Music with More Options (three dots) and Download highlighted

Download for Offline Playback via the Mobile App

It's also easy to download songs from Amazon Music Prime via the Amazon Music app for iOS or Android.

Instructions here are shown from the iOS app, but the process is the same for the Android app.

  1. Download, install, and open the Amazon Music mobile app.

  2. Sign in to your Amazon account. Your Amazon Music Prime opens.

    Amazon Music app on the app store along with its sign-in screen and the Amazon Music Prime opening page
  3. Tap Library to choose a song from your library to download.

  4. Tap More Options next to the song you want to download.

  5. Tap Download. The song is added to your download queue.

    Amazon Music app with Library, More Options (three dots), and Download highlighted
  6. Alternatively, tap Find to search for a song to download.

  7. Type the song's name, then select it from the search results.

  8. Tap More Options (three dots) next to the song, then tap Download.

    Amazon Music app with Find, More Options (three dots) and Download highlighted

How to Download Music From Amazon Music Unlimited

Amazon Music Unlimited offers a free 30-day trial, after which it costs $7.99 monthly. With Amazon Music Unlimited, you have access to more than 70 million songs, thousands of playlists, and personalized streaming stations.

Like Amazon Music Prime, downloading a song for offline playback requires the Amazon Music web app or mobile app.

Download for Offline Playback via the Web App

If you'd like to download your Amazon Music Unlimited content on your PC or Mac, start your free Amazon Music Unlimited trial, then use the Amazon Music web app to download content for offline listening.

  1. Navigate to Amazon Music Unlimited in a web browser and select Try it free.

    Amazon Music Unlimited website with "Try it free" highlighted
  2. Sign in to your Amazon account.

    Amazon account sign-in page
  3. You're taken to Amazon Music Unlimited. From here, select Start Listening to listen to music. You'll need to switch to the Amazon Music web app to download songs or other content. (See above for instructions on downloading the Amazon Music web app.)

    Amazon Music Unlimited website
  4. Open the Amazon Music web app on your computer. With your Amazon Music Unlimited subscription, the interface looks the same, but you can access more than 70 million songs instead of the two million available with Amazon Music Prime.

    Amazon Music Unlimited as seen in the web app.
  5. The download process is the same as Amazon Music Prime. Select a song from your library, or search for a song, then select More Options (three dots).

    Amazon Music web app with More Options (three dots) highlighted
  6. Select Download. You downloaded the song to your computer.

    Amazon Music Unlimited web app with Download highlighted

    To manage your downloaded songs, open the Amazon Music app, select your profile icon, then select Settings. Under Music Management, set your download location.

Download for Offline Playback via the Mobile App

After you sign up for an Amazon Music Unlimited trial or subscription, Amazon updates your account, so your Amazon Music app reflects the upgrade.

Downloading a song with Amazon Music Unlimited via the Amazon Music app is the same process as downloading a song with Amazon Music Prime. The only difference is the number of songs and additional playlists and stations to which you have access.

  1. Open the Amazon Music app and select a song from your library, or search for a song.

  2. Tap More Options (three dots).

  3. Tap Download. Amazon adds the song to your download queue.

    Amazon Music app with More Options (three dots) and Download highlighted

How to Download Music From Amazon Music HD

Amazon Music HD is Amazon's highest-quality streaming option. It offers more than 70 million songs in HD, millions of songs in ultra HD, and 3D audio selections. Upgrade to Amazon Music HD for your regular subscription price plus $5 per month. Amazon lets you try the service free for 90 days to see if you like it.

Download for Offline Playback via the Web App

Here's how to access your free 90-day trial of Amazon Music HD and how to download songs.

  1. Navigate to Amazon Music HD in a web browser and select Try for 90 days.

    Amazon Music HD page with "Try for 90 days" highlighted
  2. Select the Individual or Family plan, then select Try Now to upgrade your subscription.

    Amazon Music settings with plans and "try now" highlighted

    If you select the less expensive Single Device plan, you can't download music.

  3. Amazon confirms your Amazon Music HD subscription and its terms.

    Amazon Music confirming a Music HD subscription
  4. With your Amazon Music HD subscription, the download process is the same. Open the Amazon Music web app and search for a song or choose one from your library, then select More Options (three dots).

    Amazon Music web app with More Options (three dots) highlighted
  5. Select Download. Your HD download is stored on your device.

    Amazon Music web app with Download highlighted

    HD music takes up more space on your device. If you previously downloaded songs with Amazon Music Prime or Amazon Music Unlimited, you'll need to re-download them to get the HD version.

Download for Offline Playback via the Mobile App

After you upgrade to Amazon Music HD, the download process is the same as it is for Amazon Music Unlimited and Amazon Music Prime. Note that HD downloads take up more space on your device.

  1. Open the Amazon Music app and select a song from your library, or search for a song.

  2. Tap More Options (three dots).

  3. Tap Download. Amazon adds the song to your download queue.

    Amazon Music app with More Options (three dots) and Download highlighted

Buy and Download Music From Amazon Music

If you prefer not to have an Amazon Music subscription, you can still purchase and download songs.

  1. Navigate to Amazon Music in a web browser and select Buy Music.

    Amazon Music web page with Buy Music highlighted
  2. Select Digital Music.

    Amazon Music website with Digital Music highlighted
  3. Browse or search for a song, then select Buy song [price].

    Amazon Music song with Buy Song highlighted
  4. Select Pay With [your currency] to confirm the purchase and download.

    Amazon Music song purchase with Pay With USD highlighted
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