Spotify vs. Apple Music vs. Amazon Music Unlimited: Which Is Best?
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With the introduction of Amazon Music Unlimited Amazon Launches Music Unlimited as a Spotify Killer Amazon Launches Music Unlimited as a Spotify Killer After months of speculation, Amazon has launched its own ad-free, on-demand music streaming service. So, what's the deal with Amazon Music Unlimited? Read More , there has never been a better time to introduce yourself to paid music streaming services, which continue to gain in popularity Why The Beatles Embraced Streaming and Why You Should Too Why The Beatles Embraced Streaming and Why You Should Too Music fans got an early Christmas present when, on December 24th, 2015, all of The Beatles' major albums were released on Spotify, Apple Music, and other streaming services. Here's why that matters. Read More .

In this article, you’ll learn more about Amazon Music Unlimited and see how it compares to Spotify and Apple Music.

Amazon Music Unlimited

Not to be confused with Amazon Music (formerly Amazon MP3), Amazon Music Unlimited is a music streaming service that offers “tens of millions” of songs with new releases from today’s most popular artists. Like other premium music streaming services on the market, Amazon Music Unlimited allows you to listen to your favorite songs on-demand. You can also download your songs to your devices for offline use.

Isn’t This Amazon Prime Music?

If you’re an Amazon Prime member Is Amazon Prime A Good Deal? Is Amazon Prime A Good Deal? Amazon Prime seems like a great deal, but is it? We dig into the benefits to figure out if they're worth the $99 per year. Read More , you already have access to over 2 million songs at no additional cost. You also receive a thousand playlists and stations programmed by Amazon’s music experts. A membership to Amazon Music Unlimited, by contrast, increases the number of songs available considerably. You also gain access to new genres and styles of music.

The best way to explain the difference between the two services Amazon Music Unlimited vs. Prime Music: What's the Difference? Amazon Music Unlimited vs. Prime Music: What's the Difference? In this article, we take a look at Prime Music and Amazon Music Unlimited to help you determine which one is right for you. Read More (in additional to the library size) is how each handles new music releases. Amazon Music Unlimited will almost certainly have the newest album from your favorite artist on day one of its release. Amazon Prime Music probably won’t.


Not surprisingly, Amazon Music Unlimited works with Amazon Alexa voice controls, found on devices such as the Echo, Dot, and Tap. For example, you can say “Alexa, play the new song by One Republic” or “Alexa, play the latest album by Rihanna.” You can also try commands like “Alexa, play the most popular rock from the 80s” or “Alexa, play music for a dinner party.”

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Amazon Music Unlimited is available on multiple platforms, including iOS, Android, Mac, PC, Fire TV, Fire tablets, and on the web. Additionally, it works with home entertainment products such as Sonos, Roku, and Bose. The service is also coming on new cars from Ford, BMW, and Mini.

At the time of this writing, Amazon Music Unlimited is only available in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, and Austria.


Offering exclusive content is one of the ways music streaming services hope to keep customers. Despite being the newest service on our list, Amazon Music Unlimited got a huge exclusive to end 2016. It’s the first streaming service to feature Garth Brooks’ entire 16-album collection. The best-selling solo artist in US history had never allowed digital downloads for any of his music until now.


Amazon Prime members can subscribe to Amazon Music Unlimited for $7.99 per month, which is $2 off the standard monthly price. You can save a little extra by paying $79 per year upfront. Amazon also offers a family plan for $14.99 per month or $149.99 per year. With the family plan, you and your family can stream music on up to six devices at the same time.

If you only want to stream music from your Amazon Alexa device, the company offers a low-cost option for $3.99 per month.

New users can try Amazon Music Unlimited free for 30 days.

Apple Music

Given that iTunes brought digital music to the mainstream way back in 2001, it’s surprising that it took so long for Apple to offer a music streaming service of its own. First launched in June 2015, Apple Music provides a combination of on-demand music and curated playlists. As with Amazon Music Unlimited, Apple Music allows you to download music for offline use 10 Essential Apple Music Tips You Really Need to Know 10 Essential Apple Music Tips You Really Need to Know Since its launch in 2015, Apple Music has come a long way, baby. Unfortunately, it's still not the easiest or most intuitive service to get to grips with. Which is where we come in... Read More as long as you continue being a subscriber.

When it first launched, Apple Music placed great emphasis on the service’s Beats 1 internet radio station and a blog platform called Connect. Featuring live broadcasts 24 hours a day, Beats 1 features anchors Zane Lowe, Ebro Darden, and Julie Adenuga, among others. Connect is for artists to share their posts, photos, videos, and tracks with subscribers.

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Apple Music still hosts Beats 1 and Connect, although the two features have taken on far less importance in recent months. In September 2016, Apple began rolling out two new personalized music playlists called “My New Music Mix” and “My Favorite Mix.” The former is similar to Spotify’s popular “Discover Weekly” playlist. Both offer music based on your listening history.


Not surprisingly, Apple Music is available How to Import Spotify, Rdio and More to Your Apple Music Collection How to Import Spotify, Rdio and More to Your Apple Music Collection What if you already have playlists on other services like Spotify and want to replicate those on Apple Music? Read More across all of Cupertino’s key products, iOS devices, Apple TV, and Apple Watch. It’s also available through iTunes on Mac/PC and Android devices. You can also stream Apple Music through CarPlay and Sonos systems.

Apple Music is available in over 100 countries around the world with more coming online each month. If you’re reading this article, it’s likely that Apple Music is available where you are.


With iTunes, Apple was a master at offering content before anyone else. The company has had similar success with Apple Music. In its short life, Apple Music has been the home to exclusive music from Taylor Swift, Lil Yachty, Usher, Frank Ocean, among others. These exclusives usually have a short window, allowing the music to spread to other services after a period of time.


An individual Apple Music plan costs $9.99 per month. A family plan, which is good for up to six people, is priced at $14.99 per month. Student plans are available at $4.99 per month.

New subscribers can try Apple Music free for three months.

Spotify Premium

With 40 million paying customers worldwide, Spotify is the world’s top music-streaming service. First introduced in Sweden in 2006, the service is available in all corners of the world, including most of Europe, the Americas, and parts of Asia.

Unlike Apple Music, Spotify offers a free plan that includes ads. Though highly restrictive, this program allows would-be subscribers to experience Spotify without paying a dime. Offering this type of availability seems to be working, as there are currently 100 million Spotify total users worldwide.


Like the other services on our list, Spotify Premium gives you the ability to play any song, both on-demand and offline. Where Spotify Premium excels is with its “Discover Weekly” feature, which suggests music based on your music preferences and listening history. You also have access to custom playlists, which are put together by theme, decades, and genre.


You can find Spotify nearly everywhere, including iOS, Android, Amazon devices, Samsung Smart TVs, Roku, PlayStation, Sonos You Can Now Control Your Sonos With Spotify You Can Now Control Your Sonos With Spotify If you own a Sonos speaker, today is your lucky day. You will no longer have to make do with the underperforming Sonos app. Instead, you can now control your Sonos with Spotify! Read More , and more. You can also use Spotify on the web 7 Reasons to Start Using the Spotify Web Player Today 7 Reasons to Start Using the Spotify Web Player Today Spotify is about to shake things up by making the desktop and web app experiences more similar. So, it's about time many of us asked ourselves, Why not just use the web app instead? Read More .

To date, Spotify is available in nearly 60 countries with more coming online each year.

New subscribers can try Spotify Premium free for 30 days.


Spotify isn’t known for offering many exclusives. The biggest news on this front, in fact, has been when artists have withheld new albums from the service due to royalty issues. Where Spotify does excel, however, is when it comes to curation. It offers lots of artist information, making it very easy to find songs to enjoy. It also does an excellent job of recommending additional artists based on your earlier preferences.


Spotify Premium is available for $9.99 per month for an individual subscription and $14.99 per month for a family plan. Students can purchase a subscription for $4.99 per month.

Which Music Streaming Service Is Best?

In general terms, Amazon Music Unlimited, Apple Music, and Spotify Premium offer the same underlying features, on-demand music and the ability to download songs for offline listening. From there, each provides unique extras worth considering.

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Amazon Music Unlimited is a great choice for Amazon Prime subscribers because of the extra discount it provides. Hardcore Amazon Alexa users can also benefit from selecting this service.

By contrast, if your world revolves around Apple products, Apple Music is probably the one for you. One of the biggest advantages of going this route is that Apple Music automatically merges your streaming content with what you’ve purchased from iTunes. This feature is a big deal if you’re looking to expand your current library across multiple devices.

Spotify Premium, meanwhile, is the best service for music discovery Discover New Music with Spotify's Automagic Playlists Discover New Music with Spotify's Automagic Playlists Spotify has recently released several new ways of generating unique playlists that will help you discover awesome new music. We're here to guide you through these automagic playlist makers. Read More . This is an important point to consider if you’re the type of person that appreciates finding new music and artists.

As you can see, all three premium music streaming services have their advantages. You should therefore choose the one which best caters to your specific needs. However, I personally consider Apple Music the best option right now, unless of course you’re averse to all things Apple.

Besides offering iTunes integration, Apple Music is the only one of the three premium music streaming services being compared here offering a 90-day free trial. Which will give you plenty of time to determine whether it’s the service for you.

What music streaming service do you currently use? What made you choose that music streaming service over the competition? Are you happy with your current choice or are you considering switching? Please let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

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  1. Emma Gank
    June 18, 2018 at 6:03 pm

    MusConv is best for me. it is a very interesting tools. you can try it.

  2. Chris
    April 7, 2018 at 2:21 pm

    Have only ever used Amazon Music Unlimited and am disappointed. I sense they are planning to discontinue the service in 2019.

    1. Songs randomly become unavailable (without any sort of alert or unavailable list) so you have to manually comb through your playlists every now and again to replace them with different versions of the songs. This should either not happen or the service should do a replacement automatically.
    2. They've stopped their upload feature and I've read that they will purge grandfathered content early 2019. For those like me that have rare MP3s not offered with their service and like to mix them in your playlists.
    3. No smart playlists (for example having young kids, I manage a Clean List and an Explicit list and would like a Smart List to be the combination of both; similar to iTunes)
    4. I understand they have only about a quarter of the selections as Spotify & others (~3M compared to ~12M)

    Perhaps the other services have these same problems. For those that know, please reply validating or nullifying if I should switch or stick with Amazon.

    • Pete
      June 30, 2018 at 11:13 am

      All music streaming services are subject to the random disappearance of songs. This is is actually beyond the control of the service provider. Typically this is caused by the publishers/artists and their respective contracts or decisions.

      • Chris
        September 21, 2018 at 2:23 pm

        Thanks for the comment Pete. Are you or anyone aware of any of the service that's smart enough to automatically replace with a working version?

    • Mr Shad
      December 2, 2018 at 11:28 am

      Fully agree Amazon deleting songs on my playlist is nonsense, my soul playlist had 30 songs deleted out of 100. Even for example the best of Bruce Springsteen was deleted as a new best of was released. I don’t get that with other services and the range of music isn’t that diverse.

  3. John Volvich
    March 19, 2018 at 11:44 am

    You can try MusConv tool.

  4. Peter Black
    March 16, 2018 at 8:04 am

    I had a great experience with Amazon Music Unlimited on Android device. To transfer the playlist from one device to another you can try "". It is a fantastic software whether you are using Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon Music Unlimited and any other service.

  5. Lu
    January 28, 2018 at 10:57 pm

    Thank you for your information. I have been and still trying to figure out which one is the best for me. I have an Amazon Fire HE 8, and a second one in the household, and then I also have an iPhone, an iPad pro and an Apple Tv 3 and finally my laptop is Windows based. The rest of the household have 3 iPads, another iPhone,and 2 MacBook Airs, another Apple tv 2 and the new Apple tv generation 4. This was a very informative post. Yet I feel like it didn't cover all of the choices that are available. I am open to any more suggestions on this. Thank you for your time and I hope that you have a wonderful day!

  6. Mish
    January 26, 2018 at 10:17 pm

    I have been a Spotify fan and subscriber for years. It serves our multi-generation family perfectly. My individual membership still works for us. I have first priority, and the number two position rotates monthly to each of my two young-adult children. We each have a playlist folder with our name, therefore making it easier to find "our" songs and artists. Spotify is easily paired with home audio receivers, smart tv's, and of course, Alexa.
    I have no idea which music streaming company has the largest music catalogue, but we are as diverse as a family can be in our music preferances, and we are all happy with Spotify. Although I am a Amazon Prime member, I will stay with Spotify.
    "If it ain't broke don't fix it"! To each his own, multiple music streaming providers competing for customers serves each of us well in both financial savings, and genres of music offered.

  7. michaelson of jack
    November 22, 2017 at 8:52 pm

    Amazon is for those who might enjoy music and think all music genres follow under "POP" as in popular. I don't recommend it for those who are musically inclined and love music. I have Prime and Unlimited music streaming [which is very slow] ... But fear I am missing my Jazz guitarists and independent songwriters that Spotify will give me; therefore I might switch in a few months from now. I am switching back to a apple computer soon too [from my surface], so i-tunes will help me find some downloadable songs.

  8. Bangelica
    October 13, 2017 at 12:07 pm

    For those who wants to transfer their music playlist you might wanna try checking out it helps transfer music playlist from one service to another - Bangelica

  9. Mike
    September 16, 2017 at 2:04 pm

    I am bery happy with Spotify. I have used streaming on demand services for over a decade. I used to be with Rhapsody for many years. I switched to Spotify because of the great family plan that others have. They offer 320kbs playback which was highest than others when I signed up. As far as versatility, I have Alexa hooked into it and Bluetoothed to my hi quality Ediphiers. So with Spotify I can say "Alexa play (song title)" or "Alexa play (particular playlist) from Spotify." It's integrated in my home theatre and my car obviously. I'm very happy with it but it's up to each person's desires to determine what's best for them. Just to emphasize Alexa is fully integrated with Alexa.

  10. Mr. B
    August 19, 2017 at 6:44 pm

    I didnt see anything about fidelity here. Only Pandora offers improved fidleity with their payed service. My initial impressions of Amazon's basic Prime service was that the Sound quality was poor. More recently I haven't noticed that, so maybe they've improved it or maybe I just happen to be listening to better recorded source material.

  11. Davthomp
    July 14, 2017 at 3:24 pm

    I started with Spotify, and loved it, and miss it. I had let my two teenage boys have access to it, but after far to many times while on a run, my playlist would get commandeered by one of them. The problem at the time was Spotify only had individual memberships, and Apple Music came out the the family plan. So I switched to the Apple Music Family plan as it was cheaper than three individual Spotify plans. Spotify finally offered a family plan, but we had all built up our playlists and didn't want to switch back again. What I miss about Spotify is finding new music. New music is dramatically easier to find on Spotify.

  12. Ed Edwards
    May 21, 2017 at 6:53 pm

    Coming from paid Slacker account for close to two years, I wanted to stream line the whole family's music source. With two teens and a wife, we listen to music a lot. My preference is in finding new music artists in the various genres I listen to. Loved the 80 hair bands, but loved finding the undiscovered bands of that era more and continue to enjoy doing it. The kids are hip hop with some sprinklings of 80's pop-rock (journey, etc). I love the idea of banning a song or artist and never, ever, ever hearing them again on my phone. Since I am primarily in discovery mode, this is a nice luxury. The rest of the fam had Apple music as they all had Apple products. Fast forward to 2017 and we have 3 androids and one I Phone. Time to stop paying $19 for music and consolidate. I tried Spotify free, Amazon paid (1 month trial) and was going to commit to Amazon. I like the lyrics feature, the quick feedback customer service, and like most of the rest, the selection of music. After much browbeating from my lone Apple-ite and her informing me we can use Apple Music on Android, I decided to try that for a month and installed it on mine and my wife's phones. Needless to say, Apple on android is probably illegal in some countries and from my experience, it should be in all.

    Here's what I found wrong with Apple music for Android:
    1. No landscape mode for app. In my car, using Google maps, my phone is in landscape 100% of the time. The Apple app sits in portrait the whole time forcing me to tilt my head to sometimes read the band I just "discovered". Want to read lyrics this way? Good luck.
    2. Skip/dislike/thumbs down/etc: - It's a 3 step process. Click the 3 dots at bottom, then dislike the song and Apple will tell you they will try not to play stuff like this any more. A lie I'll address next. Unfortunately, you are still forced to listen to the song you already made pretty clear you dislike until you hit skip.
    3. Didn't like that song on the "created station"? Well, stay tuned because it will show up again the next time you want to play that station again. Go to the dislike button and lo and behold, it's already selected red as if it knows you don't like this song. If you know I don't like it, why am I paying to hear it again?
    4. Pause the song on a station to do another task (co-worker/gym rat/rob bank)? Or get out of your car and go inside and pick up where you left off? Nope. The song is gone, blank screen with play button that does nothing. You must exit/back out of the player to reselect the station and it starts a new song.

    In all fairness this is an App based issue and perhaps does not belong, but if any Android readers are here (I was), please consider these shortcomings before jumping in to Apple music.

    • Josh
      December 21, 2017 at 9:28 pm

      Agree, the Apple Music app on Android is awful. Totally different than on iPhone.
      Slacker however has been my favorite for close to 10 years. Since back when they had their own hardware. I have written them several times saying I will leave Apple Music in a heartbeat if they'd offer a family plan, but they don't and it's a shame.

  13. Alex
    March 29, 2017 at 2:16 am

    Wow people, the article's title is pretty clear as to what services is comparing. It doesn't say "review of all paid music streaming services" great that you like google, then write an article about it!

    Thanks for this article, it was VERY informative!

    • buzz
      April 19, 2017 at 7:43 pm

      Agreed. I was going to point that out but you beat me to it.

  14. Brian Sandridge
    February 9, 2017 at 1:05 am

    Why does Amazon Music play louder and w better sound than Apple Music?

  15. Ender
    February 2, 2017 at 4:57 pm

    Google Music is the best in my opinion. Best interface / apps, best prediction / discovery, allows uploading personal collection to cloud for streaming from any device, bundled YouTube Red + YouTube Music, pays artists the most, etc..

  16. Bryan Wolfe
    January 28, 2017 at 3:42 pm

    We'll definitely examine Google Music at a later day. Thanks to the awesome comments.

  17. David Styles
    January 18, 2017 at 11:31 am

    Amazon Prime Unlimited because as well as the same as all the others you can additionally use your voice via the Amazon Echo devices to play music, much faster than typing and you don't need a phone, tablet or P.C. On to use it. Use an Echo Dot and Bluetooth link it to good hi fi speakers via an aptx dongle or active speakers and the system is unbeatable. Finally pay an annual fee and it is far cheaper than all the other services.

  18. Tom
    January 12, 2017 at 10:34 pm

    Like so many others have pointed-out, I'm shocked you intentionally omitted Google Play Music. While none of the services are perfect, GPM has been the best for me, and I've been a (paid) subscriber for years.

    I dumped Spotify when they couldn't get their act together with radio. I could be listening to jazz for an hour, and they'd suddenly give me a rap song... Hours into Beethoven & Bach, and they'd randomly inject hip-hop.

    Google seems to really have their act together when it comes to understanding my likes, and moods, and they figured-out (the first few days) that I'm not into rap or hip-hop -- something that seems to confound Spotify.

    Add to that the fact I can upload up-to 50,000 of my own tracks, and listen anywhere, on a ny device (it's completely platform-agnostic) and the service is a no-brainer.

  19. likefunbutnot
    January 12, 2017 at 10:15 pm

    My problem with more or less all streaming services is the incredibly poor way they handle classical music. The services themselves have incorrect meta-data or use non-uniform sources, so it's very common to find albums or tracks misidentified because the services don't discriminate between the "Artist", "Album Artist" and "Composer" information, or because there's no official album title or a title that's entirely duplicated like "Herbert von Karajon Conducts Beethoven's 9th Symphony" (classical albums are really more accurately discussed by their publisher's catalog number; what we computer people like to call a "primary key") and every music database calls it something different.

    This is endlessly aggravating and renders more or less all mainstream streaming music services useless. It's also not going to be fixed, because the people who run the services and the databases they rely on don't give a shit what classical music people want.

    Services that cater to classical music fans on the other hand are incredibly expensive and will pretty much never have the support of mainstream devices, so we're left with our nerd options of maintaining a giant, self-organized library as a solitary pursuit or just giving up and accepting that everything sucks and is wrong.

    • Kobela
      January 23, 2017 at 6:17 am

      Wow, I had this same argument in my DBA class, mainly regarding building a database that included artists cover songs. We never did decide the right way to build it, so I ended up conceding my points since it was just a class project.

    • qanik
      April 27, 2017 at 6:21 am

      agree 100% and even more so - so what service do you find that is tolerable

      • likefunbutnot
        April 27, 2017 at 3:38 pm


        At one time, I was paying the $300/year charged for the Naxos Music Library. That's insanely expensive compared to other services, but it also worked vastly better than things like Play Music.

        At the moment, I use Amazon and very deliberately avoid using it for classical music, choosing jazz or movie soundtracks instead since those things are not typically mislabeled by Amazon's database. I hope that one of the services will get better and I can say that Amazon has at least given me better and more useful feedback about my complaints than I got from Google.

  20. Dan Fein
    January 12, 2017 at 8:41 pm

    It's about time Spotify will fix their shuffle play. It doesn't really shuffle your Playlist. Spotify neglects hundreds of requests to fix it in their support forum. This is very disturbing.

  21. Erin
    January 12, 2017 at 8:29 pm

    I also use Google Play Music. I enjoy it a lot, especially since it also comes with YouTube Red. I also have tons of my own music uploaded to Google. I used the free version for a long while, but I got tired of the ads. Google Play Music also has a free 90-day trial. I'll be honest, I had every intention of cancelling after the free trial, but the lack of ads on Google Play Music and YouTube convinced me to pay for it. Plus, I like to listen to the music through my Chromecast.

  22. Dimitri
    January 12, 2017 at 12:17 pm

    You should mention that either Apple or Amazon doesn't support Chromecast, and it's a deal breaker for me.
    I personally use the new Napster app from Rhapsody and it's fantastic.
    Same 9.99$

  23. Mediamark
    January 12, 2017 at 4:31 am

    I recently stumbled upon Amazon Prime Music and so far am enjoying it. I had been using Pandora, which is blocked by my new employer's security settings.

    • REINC
      October 10, 2017 at 9:43 pm

      Get a VPN and then you don't have to worry about your employers security settings. Its only a matter of time they'll see you comsuming bandwidth with Amazon and block that too!

    • Bangelica
      October 13, 2017 at 12:10 pm

      If you want to transfer from one service to another you can check out, it helps transfer music playlist from one service to another. - Bangelica

  24. Aleks
    January 11, 2017 at 11:36 pm

    Google Play Music! Surprised it wasn't mentioned.

  25. Sheldon
    January 11, 2017 at 11:00 pm

    We use Spotify Premium and we absolutely love it. Fantastic selection, high quality sound and terrific playlist recommendations. No reason to switch.

    • SpotifyAndAppleMusic
      July 14, 2017 at 2:44 am

      I am a spotify premium member forever too! And I have Apple Music.... ?

  26. Ghazaros
    January 11, 2017 at 10:36 pm

    Get your facts right: apple music does have an android app, it just sucks.

  27. kringler
    January 11, 2017 at 7:52 pm

    I'm still shocked that Google Play Music isn't included in the article. It comes with YouTube Red, which is a nice bonus, is essentially the same price, has a free, nifty 3rd party desktop app, has a music selection that doesn't seem far off from Spotify, and I greatly, greatly enjoy it's playlists—far more than Spotify's.

    I tried Amazon's since I have Prime, but the whole user experience is truly dreadful.

  28. Matt Mauer
    January 11, 2017 at 7:20 pm

    Best one = Google Play music
    Reasoning: It does what the other ones do (all are roughly equal) but also has youtube red.
    How did this service get missed??

  29. Khai
    January 11, 2017 at 6:14 pm

    I use Google... but that seems to be invisible on here..

  30. Frank
    January 11, 2017 at 6:06 pm

    Spotify lists Rammstein. Amazon doesn't.

  31. Frank
    January 11, 2017 at 6:05 pm

    In Germany Spotify lists Rammstein. Not to be found on Amazon.

  32. Davin Peterson
    January 11, 2017 at 4:46 pm

    Hey, what about Google Play Music, which existed before Apple Music and can do the same things Apple Music can?

  33. Gary
    January 11, 2017 at 4:29 pm

    Since I have Prime I started using the basic Amazon music. Previously used Pandora and podcasts. I switched to the new Amazon music unlimited recently when they were offering the $20 credit and free month. Get a lot more music that I could not get before. I prefer to download all to my SD card rather than stream. This way, my entire family(up to 10 devices) can use the service, since only one device is allowed to stream at a time.

    Is this the best service? Maybe, maybe not. It suits my needs and I already have it included anyhow and the extra $70? per year for more music isn't a big hit.