In addition to the Prime Video service, free same-day delivery (in eligible zip codes) and shipping benefits, Amazon Prime subscribers can access Prime Music to stream over two million ad-free songs and hundreds of playlists. readings organized by experts. The online retailer’s music streaming service is available on all major platforms and seamlessly integrates with Amazon Echo devices. Here’s how to set up and listen to Amazon Prime Music on your mobile device.
Amazon Prime Music is part of your $139 per year (or $15 per month) Prime membership. If you don’t have Amazon Prime yet, sign up for a 30-day free trial and experience all the benefits.
How to Download and Connect to Amazon Music for iOS and Android
The Amazon Music mobile app is available for download on the App Store and Google Play Store. Once you have installed Amazon Music on your phone, follow the steps below.
- Open Amazon Music on your phone.
- Select Login with Amazon.
- Enter your Amazon Prime account credentials.
- The app asks you to import audio content from Android Music folder to manage your audio files in one app.
How to Set Your Music Preferences in Amazon Music
You should set music preferences from Amazon Music settings first to avoid irrelevant music suggestions.
- Open Amazon Music and tap Settings (the gear icon) in the upper right corner.
- Go to Music Settings.
- Select Music preferences.
- Select the As next to one or more music languages to set your preferences for music discovery.
- Faucet Do in the upper right corner.
How to Adjust Stream Quality and Download Preferences on Amazon Music
If you’re working with a poor internet connection or limited mobile data plan, you’ll need to adjust the music streaming quality and download preferences from Amazon Music settings.
- Go to Amazon Music Settings (see steps above).
- Scroll to Proofreading menu.
- Open Broadcast quality.
- You can change the streaming quality to Wireless and mobile data. Select Standard if you prefer high quality compressed audio or press a button next to Best available to automatically adjust the audio quality according to the network speed.
- You can also select Data saver to limit streaming quality to preserve cellular data.
- Faucet to safeguard.
Likewise, you can go to Download Settings and select space saver Limit music quality to consume less storage. In the same playback menu, you can turn off Loudness Normalization if you don’t want to play all the songs at the same volume level.
Amazon Prime Music also offers an equalizer (in Playback Settings) to fine-tune your audio settings for optimal listening.
How to Find Music and Create Playlists on Amazon Music
After setting music, streaming quality, and download preferences, return to the Prime Music Home menu and check suggested albums, podcasts, playlists, trending playlists, radio stations, and popular songs.
You can open any song, album or playlist and start listening to songs on your phone. Although Amazon has hundreds of ready-to-use playlists, nothing beats your personalized playlist to use on long drives and gym sessions.
- Open an album or playlist and check the list of songs.
- Tap the three-dot menu next to a song and select Add to playlist.
- Select Create a new playlist.
- Enter the name of the playlist and press the to safeguard button. Amazon Music will add the song to your playlist.
You can create multiple playlists for different purposes and find them in the Library menu.
- Launch Amazon Music and go to Library menu.
- Open Playlists.
- Filter your playlists by tapping the By me button.
- Check all your playlists in action.
Amazon Music also offers lyrics and behind-the-scenes stories for the best songs. The lyrics will appear under the album cover in the playback menu, and to check for interesting information, tap X-ray basically.
Download music for offline listening
If you’re planning a long vacation in cellular dark areas or want to reduce data usage in Amazon Music, download your favorite songs, albums, or playlists for offline use.
- Open any album or playlist on Amazon Music and select the To download button.
- If you only want to download a specific song, tap the three-dot menu next to it and select To download.
- To find your downloaded songs, go to the Playlists menu (refer to the steps above).
- Select the Uploaded button and check your music collection for offline listening.
Check out the Alexa integration in Amazon Prime Music
Amazon has integrated Alexa (the company’s voice assistant) into the Prime Music app. Alexa will not work when the Amazon Music app is in the background. You need to keep the app in the foreground.
Open Amazon Music, say “Alexa” (or press the Alexa ), and the voice assistant is ready to help you with the following commands.
- “Play music.”
- “Play Adele’s new song.”
- “Play Ed Sheeran songs.”
- “Play popular music.”
- “Play music that I like.
- “Play a specific playlist (say the name of the playlist here).”
You can also use Alexa to control music playback options like pause, resume, and skip.
Amazon Music Prime vs. Amazon Music Unlimited
While Amazon Music Prime comes with your Prime membership, Music Unlimited is a standalone streaming service that offers up to 90 million tracks, offline support, and a Music HD add-on for listening to audio without lossy and high resolution. Music Unlimited pricing starts at $8 per month for Prime members and $10 per month for others. You can also opt for the family plan at $14 per month. Amazon is offering a three-month free trial to all new subscribers.
The online retailer also offers Amazon Music Free for ad-supported access to top playlists and thousands of stations. You must subscribe to Amazon Prime or Music Unlimited to remove ads and enable offline listening.
Enjoy millions of songs at your fingertips
Amazon Music is an ideal streaming service for Prime members who don’t want to spend more on another music service like Spotify or YouTube Music. If you don’t find Prime Music’s library compelling enough, you can always upgrade to Music Unlimited for access to 90 million songs and lossless audio.