Amazon Prime subscribers have access to several useful Amazon services. This includes Prime Video, free same-day delivery (in eligible ZIP codes), and shipping benefits. Amazon Prime members can also stream more than two million ad-free songs and hundreds of playlists through Prime Music. Amazon’s music streaming service is available on all major platforms and integrates seamlessly with Amazon Echo devices. Setting up and listening to Amazon Prime Music on your mobile device is a simple process.
How to download and sign in to Amazon Music for iOS and Android
The Amazon Music mobile app is listed on the App Store and Google Play Store. Get started by installing Amazon Music on your device. Then continue with the steps below.
- Open amazon music on your phone.
- Select Sign in with Amazon.
- Enter your Amazon Prime account credentials.
- The app asks you to import audio content from the Android Music folder to manage your audio files in one app.
How to set your music preferences on Amazon Music
You can set music preferences in Amazon Music settings to improve the suggestions the app gives you. It’s a great thing to do when you’re just starting out.
- Open amazon music and touch the gear icon in the upper right corner.
- Gonna music settings.
- Select Musical preferences.
- Select the As next to one or more music languages to set your preferences for discovering music.
- Tap Made in the upper right corner.
How to adjust streaming quality and download preferences on Amazon Music
You can adjust your streaming quality and download preferences in your Amazon Music settings. This is a good idea if you are dealing with questionable internet or a limited data plan.
- Gonna Amazon Music Settings (see previous steps).
- Scroll to the Reproduction menu.
- Open transmission quality.
- Change the transmission quality to Wifi and Mobile data. Select Standard if you prefer high-quality compressed audio, or tap a button next to best available to adjust the audio quality automatically based on network speed.
- Select data saving to limit streaming quality to conserve mobile data.
- Tap Save.
You can also go to download settings and select Retrench of space to limit music quality to consume less storage. From the same playback menu, you can deactivate loudness normalization if you don’t want to play all songs at the same volume level.
Amazon Prime Music offers an equalizer in the playback settings to adjust the audio for optimal listening.
How to find music and create playlists on Amazon Music
When you’re done adjusting your Amazon Music settings, return to the Prime Music main menu. From here, you can check suggested albums, podcasts, playlists, trending playlists, radio stations, and popular songs. Touch any song, album or playlist and start playing songs on your phone. Amazon has many great playlists out of the box, but you can create your own playlists. Follow these steps to create a playlist:
- Open an album or playlist and check the list of songs.
- Tap on the three dot menu next to a song and select Add to playlist.
- Select Create new playlist.
- Enter the name of the playlist and touch the Save button. Amazon Music adds 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 the Library menu.
- Open playlists.
- Filter your playlists by tapping the For me button.
- See all your playlists in action.
Amazon Music also offers lyrics and behind-the-scenes tidbits for the best songs. The lyrics appear below the album cover in the playback menu. Tap Bone scan at the bottom to check the interesting facts.
Download music to listen offline
There are many circumstances in which having downloaded content can be useful. Downloading your favorite songs, albums or playlists is simple. Follow these steps and you’ll be ready for that plane ride in no time.
- Open any album or playlist in Amazon Music and select the discharge button.
- If you only want to download a specific song, touch the three dot menu next to it and select Discharge.
- To find the downloaded songs, go to the playlists menu (see previous steps).
- Select the Discharged and check your music collection for offline listening.
Explore Alexa integration with Amazon Prime Music
Amazon has integrated Alexa into the Prime Music app, so you can use voice commands while listening. Please note that Alexa does not work when the Amazon Music app is in the background. You must keep the app in the foreground.
Open Amazon Music and say “Alexa” (or tap the alexa eyelash). The voice assistant will be ready to help you with the following commands:
- “Play music.”
- “Play the new Adele song.”
- “Play Ed Sheeran songs.”
- “Play popular music.”
- “Play music I like.”
- “Play specific playlist (say playlist name here).”
You can also use Alexa to control music playback options like pause, resume, and skip.
Amazon Music Prime vs. Amazon Music Unlimited
The basic version of Amazon Music Prime comes included with your Prime subscription. If you want a more robust music streaming tool, consider using Amazon Music Unlimited. This independent streaming service offers up to 90 million tracks, offline support, and a Music HD plug-in for lossless, high-resolution audio. Pricing for Music Unlimited starts at $8 per month for Prime members and $10 per month for others. There is also a family plan that costs $14 per month. Amazon offers a three-month free trial to all new Amazon subscribers.
The free version of Amazon Music still provides access to top playlists and thousands of stations, but it also has ads. Amazon Prime or Music Unlimited are the best options if you need to listen offline and want to be ad-free.
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, upgrade to Music Unlimited for access to 90 million songs and lossless audio.