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Amazon is offering Prime members who have yet to try its Music Unlimited streaming service a steep discount in the run-up to the company's Prime Day on July 11.

Prime subscribers can currently sign up for four months for a total cost of $0.99 (or 99p in the U.K.), with the service reverting to its usual price of $7.99 (£7.99) per month thereafter. The non-Prime price for the service is $9.99 (£9.99) per month.

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Amazon Music Unlimited launched last year to compete with the likes of Apple Music, Spotify, and Google Play Music. Its music catalog of "tens of millions of songs" makes the service distinct from the company's Prime-only music library, which offers access to "over a million songs". A standard Prime subscription costs $99 (£79) annually.

The four-month discount is only valid for Prime members and is only redeemable toward an Amazon Music Unlimited Individual Monthly Plan. The offer ends on July 11.

Data from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP) estimates that Amazon Prime membership has grown 35 percent in the past year. Figures suggest there were 85 million Prime members as of June 30, 2017, while CIRP's June 2016 estimate put the number at 63 million.

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Relentless Power

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I tried Amazon music when I had Prime Student, it really isn't the best. All the songs I wanted to listen to weren't available on amazon 9/10 times, but they were available on Spotify.
Amazon's music library is pretty bad

I think they have expanded from where it first started. I think the strongest feature for Amazon Music, is it has a much more refreshed user interface than it did previously, but I agree, iTunes and Spoftify trump Amazon Music. I also think it depends what you're searching for as well.
 
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Jsameds

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I tried Amazon music when I had Prime Student, it really isn't the best. All the songs I wanted to listen to weren't available on amazon 9/10 times, but they were available on Spotify.
Amazon's music library is pretty bad

That's the library included with Prime, which has IIRC only 2m songs in it's catalogue. Music Unlimited is an additional cost to prime and hosts 40m tracks and is comparable to Apple Music and Spotify.
 

kappaz

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I wish there was a way to transfer my spotify playlists to amazon music...only thing I could find was Stamp and it costs money.
 

mrklaw

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worth a try if it works better with my echo dot than spotify (probably not). TBH I only use it for basic things and google play music basic tier is enough for me and uploading my own music.
 

rillrill

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worth a try if it works better with my echo dot than spotify (probably not). TBH I only use it for basic things and google play music basic tier is enough for me and uploading my own music.

Don’t you get ads with GPM? I remember a time when they didn’t have ads, but now I think they do...
 

Aston441

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I'm still paying for Prime, but since the price increase, adding sales tax, and basically never managing to make 2 day shipping any more, I'm getting ready to ditch Amazon Prime, even though I'm a great fan of the Echo.

Amazon is trying to get away with nickle and diming me.

No way I'm paying then even more, fire what should have been added to the basic Prime library in the first place.



Amazon's trying to pull an Apple, except there's no monopoly on retail junk, unlike the iPhone.


I've started using the Walmart app and I've been saving A LOT of $$$ for the exact same items.

**** you Amazon!
 
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fhall1

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I tried Amazon music when I had Prime Student, it really isn't the best. All the songs I wanted to listen to weren't available on amazon 9/10 times, but they were available on Spotify.
Amazon's music library is pretty bad
As said above Prime Music is not the same as Amazon Music Unlimited- you'll be hard pressed to not find something on Unlimited.
 
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matrix07

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I tried Amazon music when I had Prime Student, it really isn't the best. All the songs I wanted to listen to weren't available on amazon 9/10 times, but they were available on Spotify.
Amazon's music library is pretty bad

They have 4:44 while Spotify doesn't so clearly your experience was a bit out of date.
 

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As I've said in a previous message i think Apple Music sounds a little better, but the catalog in Unlimited is very close, it's only $7.99 a month, and it works on all my devices and Echoes
 

palmerc2

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As I've said in a previous message i think Apple Music sounds a little better, but the catalog in Unlimited is very close, it's only $7.99 a month, and it works on all my devices and Echoes

I tried Apple Music for 3 months and I couldn't stand it. If my cell reception dips out for 5 seconds it doesn't simply pause and I can continue, I typically had to quit Music and re-do it, and most irking with Music Library enabled I couldn't sync music from my iTunes library because they're MP3. Spotify's music curation is much, much better - I typically like to play a song, then play similar songs....Apple Music SUCKED for that, Spotify is infinitely better. Also with Spotify, I can listen on my iPhone and pickup a song / playlist on my Mac. Not possible with Apple Music.

The only two perks about Apple Music is it can be used with Siri, and the music catalog is a little bigger.
 

kuwxman

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I tried Amazon music when I had Prime Student, it really isn't the best. All the songs I wanted to listen to weren't available on amazon 9/10 times, but they were available on Spotify.
Amazon's music library is pretty bad
You might want to check again. Amazon Unlimited's catalog is pretty superior at this point. Not to mention you can upload your own music as well for away from home listening.
 

PsyOpWarlord

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As I've said in a previous message i think Apple Music sounds a little better, but the catalog in Unlimited is very close, it's only $7.99 a month, and it works on all my devices and Echoes
Cost is even less if you pay for the full year subscription up front at $79/year for Unlimited (=~$6.58 month)
 

tonyr6

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Prime music unlimited is not worth it unless you like country music. I do like country music but it is not worth $79 a year the nerve to charge that to loyal prime members. AM is missing Garth brooks but pm is not worth it.
 
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Amazon is offering Prime members who have yet to try its Music Unlimited streaming service a steep discount in the run-up to the company's Prime Day on July 11.

Prime subscribers can currently sign up for four months for a total cost of $0.99 (or 99p in the U.K.), with the service reverting to its usual price of $7.99 (£7.99) per month thereafter. The non-Prime price for the service is $9.99 (£9.99) per month.

Screen-Shot-3-800x250.jpg

Amazon Music Unlimited launched last year to compete with the likes of Apple Music, Spotify, and Google Play Music. Its music catalog of "tens of millions of songs" makes the service distinct from the company's Prime-only music library, which offers access to "over a million songs". A standard Prime subscription costs $99 (£79) annually.

The four-month discount is only valid for Prime members and is only redeemable toward an Amazon Music Unlimited Individual Monthly Plan. The offer ends on July 11.

Data from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP) estimates that Amazon Prime membership has grown 35 percent in the past year. Figures suggest there were 85 million Prime members as of June 30, 2017, while CIRP's June 2016 estimate put the number at 63 million.

Amazon is an affiliate of MacRumors and the site may benefit if you click product links in this article.

Article Link: Amazon Offers Prime Members 4 Months of Music Unlimited for $0.99
Lol, 99 cents and it's still not appealing to me as an Apple Music subscriber and a prime account holder.
 

Totorotarrot

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Amazon Music unlimited is a paid service with a comparable catalog as Spotify. Prime Music is a tiny catalog available as a free perk to Prime members. Completely apple and orange; I can't believe this thread is full of people confusing the two. At 7.99 a month it's a really good deal. It has a lot of innovative features where as Apple Music is incredibly difficult to find specific songs that you want.
 
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