How to Download Songs From Amazon With Your Web Browser

Downloading From Amazon Music
Mark Harris

Amazon Music (previously known as the Amazon MP3 Store) offers free software for downloading music purchases to your computer. After you purchase music or if you're a member of Amazon Prime Music, you have multiple ways to listen to it, including downloading it with a mobile or desktop app.

However, while it's true that Amazon's MP3 downloading tool might seem like the easiest way to download music to your computer, there is always the option of saving the songs right through your web browser, eliminating the need to download any software.

If you want to download MP3s (including any free tracks) without installing the Amazon Music desktop or mobile app, all you need is your web browser (like Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox, etc.) and to follow along below.

How to Download Amazon Music Through Your Web Browser

If you've already purchased music through Amazon, then jump right in with the steps below. If you haven't, skip down to the bottom of this page to see how you can go about buying music on Amazon.

  1. Sign in to your Amazon Music by entering your regular Amazon email/phone number and password.
  2. On the left side of the Amazon Music page, under the MY MUSIC section, go to the area that you want to download. If you want to download a whole album at once, click that option. To browse for songs, imported music, artists, or music by genre, select one of those options.

    If you want to download music you've recently purchased, you can go right to that section with this link here.
  1. Place a check mark next to one or more songs that you want to download through your browser, and then click the Download button. To select everything on the page, use the topmost check mark to quickly select all of it.

    If you're downloading music from the Purchased section, you'll see a simple list of all the songs you've bought on Amazon.

    If you're looking at an album of songs, and you want to download the entire album as a ZIP file, the download button is hidden away in a small button with three vertical dots. To select a specific song to download out of the album, you can hover your mouse over the song to see a different three-dot button that lets you download just that one song.
  1. After choosing to download the song, a message will display that asks if you want to use the Amazon Music app to download the music. To save the Amazon music without using the app, click the link called No thanks, just download music files directly.

    Note: You may see a message here that says that you need to authorize the device before you can download music. You can authorize several devices with your account (manage devices here), so go ahead and click Authorize device to give your computer the authority to download music out of your account.
  2. Make sure you save the music somewhere that's easy for you to find.

How to Buy Music From Amazon Music

Follow these simple steps if you need help purchasing music through Amazon:

  1. Go to Amazon's Digital Music section to look for music you can buy.

    Note: If you don't have an Amazon account, you can make one here.
  2. Use the menu on the left to browse for songs. Amazon makes it easy to find songs in a number of genres or by categories like $5 Albums and $0.69 Songs. You can also use the search bar to quickly find something specific.
  3. Once you find the song you want to buy, use either the buy button (the one that has the price written on it) to quickly reach the last step of the process to buy the song or use the cart button to add it to your "MP3 cart" so you can keep shopping before making the purchase.
  1. When you buy a song on Amazon, you'll get a message showing that the order is complete.

    On that final screen is a Play now button to listen to the song in your browser, as well as a Download purchases button to save the MP3 right away.
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