Amazon Prime Membership or Apple Music

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by mrholder, Dec 30, 2016.

  1. mrholder macrumors regular

    Jan 3, 2009
    Is Amazon Prime Membership worth it, or would $99 be better spent for a year of Apple Music?
  2. Kebabselector macrumors 68030


    May 25, 2007
    Birmingham, UK
    Depends if you want just Music from Apple or whatever services Amazon bolt on to their prime membership these days.
  3. deany, Dec 30, 2016
    Last edited: Dec 30, 2016

    deany macrumors 68030


    Sep 16, 2012
    North Wales

    The Amazon Prime Membership for $99 is 2M tracks
    You can get Apple Music for $99 on a prepay for a year - as you mention.
    Same for UK users £99 for a year
    I'm slightly bias as not too keen on Apple music.

    I'm very lucky I have a prepay till Dec '19 with Google Play Music at a crazy low price.

    Things to maybe consider Amazon Echo and Dot
    SONOS integration hopefully for all service due soon.

    I think the 2M tracks Amazon Music is good plus if you spend about $20 a year and have a lot of your own music you can upload to their server.
    There is a 250 track upload which is free.

    Google Play Music had a 50,000 tracks FREE upload.

    So yes worth it if you use other Amazon Prime membership benefits as its free.
  4. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Prime offers you the ability to get music, videos, tv shows (some only on Amazon) and free shipping for purchases, along with some free books for your kindle (or kindle app).

    Apple music only gives you streaming music AFAIK.

    So, depending on what you want, Prime is a better all around deal but if you're only interested in music, I think Apple's music library is larger and more diverse then Amazon so you may be better off with Apple.
  5. Tech198 macrumors G5

    Mar 21, 2011
    Australia, Perth
    I would decide based on device i own. Apple is also getting better with more music added.. The fact they not pubicize it as much as others do should be no agreement to make our mind up..

    It depends on content... You can have 2 million tracks o a service but only about 1 million are actually any good.

    Look for what u'r after and then decide on the service that's right for you.
  6. Meister Suspended


    Oct 10, 2013
  7. AlliFlowers Contributor


    Jan 1, 2011
    L.A. (Lower Alabama)
    I have both. I prefer my Apple music. But I order so much from Amazon that is worth it for the shipping.
  8. macrumors 603

    May 26, 2016
    Prime all the way. Much better value for money IMHO.
  9. merkinmuffley macrumors 6502a

    Dec 3, 2010
    +1. It sure is.
  10. mrholder thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 3, 2009
    Thanks for all of the replies. I'm more into music and got back into iTunes Match recently. It's gotten better since the first time I tried it a couple of years ago.

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