If you didn’t know Amazon had a pretty good music-streaming service, Cyber Monday is your chance to find out. You can as part of the sales frenzy. The service is usually $10 per month or $8 for Amazon Prime members, so you’re looking at a potential savings to the tune of $40.
Despite Amazon being a relative newcomer to the music-streaming scene, the online retailer has made tremendous strides in its premium offering. A natural extension of Amazon Prime Music and the store’s lofty buy-to-own digital music catalog, Amazon Music Unlimited offers millions of tracks more than Spotify and Apple Music, the industry’s two biggest titans in terms of subscriber count. There are over 40 million now, a figure that eclipses Spotify and Apple Music by 15 million and 5 million, respectively.
Should you subscribe to Amazon Music Unlimited?
Amazon Music Unlimited may not have Apple’s human touch or Spotify’s deep roster of sharp algorithmic recommendations, but its discovery features do a decent job of surfacing fresh music. You can choose between curated playlists and station-based listening, plus random recommendations based on your listening tastes. Offline downloading allows you to enjoy all your favorites without an internet connection if you remember to queue your tracks before heading off the grid. Amazon Music Unlimited users also get Alexa integration for hands-free playback, which works great when paired with an Echo device. More features are added all the time, so it could eventually best Spotify’s efficient user interface or Apple Music’s charming aesthetic.
Although this is a featured deal for Cyber Monday, you have until January 6, 2020, to take advantage of it. Even if you’re already signed up for one of the other dozen viable streaming services out there, it’s worth spending $1 to give Amazon Music Unlimited a thorough evaluation to see if it can’t sway you. If it doesn’t, Amazon makes it incredibly easy to cancel, and we can help you find a streaming service that better fits your needs. Decide to stay, however, and your monthly bill climbs to just $10 after the four months expire.
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