Amazon Music Unlimited will soon be two years old and it has achieved much more than anyone had imagined in such as short lifespan. It’s going strong and according to MIDiA, it ranks as the third largest music streaming service after the two biggies – Spotify and Apple Music.
The Amazon Echo packs a punch with an array of smart functionalities such as smart home control, calendar management, weather updates, music listening, answering queries and much more. The Echo devices can also be integration with other music services such as Spotify, TuneIn, Pandora, iHeartRadio, and Amazon Music.
If you would like to turn into an Amazon loyalist and try out Amazon Music Unlimited for all your Echo devices, here’s some information that tells you how to use Amazon Music Unlimited with Amazon Echo devices.
There are mainly two different methods in which you can enjoy music streaming services – the internet radio which plays songs randomly and those that play music on demand such as Apple Music and Spotify. Amazon Music Unlimited is like the latter and it comes with a plethora of features. However, this service is currently available in a few countries and it supports only selected devices.
To access Amazon Music Unlimited, you need to first sign up and create an account with them. Below are the steps to follow:
- Visit the Amazon Music Unlimited website.
- Get the 30-day free trial.
- Use your existing Amazon login credentials to sign up.
The subscription is renewed monthly. So, you can instruct Amazon to charge your default card or any other registered card after the 30-day trial period ends.
If you have more than one Alexa-enabled device in the family, you can link them all to a single Amazon account. They can all remain in the WiFi network allowing you to set up multi-room music with the Alexa app.
Amazon Music’s Different Plans:
Prime Music: If you are an Amazon Prime member then you get access to the Prime Music for free. This service gives you access to over 2 million songs that you can listen to on-demand and completely ad-free. You can also listen to music on your Echo device if your a Prime subscriber.
Music Unlimited Echo Plan: This plan is exclusively available for Echo owners, so if you own any of the Echo devices, then you can subscribe to the Amazon Music Unlimited service for just $3.99/month. You will then be able to stream any of the tens of millions of songs available in the Music Unlimited library on-demand on your Echo device. The only catch here is that you can use this music streaming service on Echo, and not on the web or via the app.
Music Unlimited Individual Plan: For $7.99/month for Prime members and $9.99/month for non-Prime members, you can get access to the millions of songs that the music streaming service offers, and the best part is that you can stream music not only on your Echo device, but also on the web or via the app on your smartphone.
Music Unlimited Family Plan: For $14.99/month for both Prime and non-Prime members, you and up to 6 of your family members can get access to tens of millions of songs from the streaming service that you can listen to on any device, including on Echo, on the web or via the app!
How to use Amazon Music Unlimited with Echo?
You can use Amazon Music Unlimited with your Echo devices just like you use Spotify or Apple Music to listen to songs of your choice on demand. It also provides custom recommendations and playlists based on your searches. You can also access the service using the web and mobile apps.
Amazon has been pushing the service with Echo devices and Alexa voice assistant. The owners of Echo devices can enjoy the cheaper version and request for songs with the ‘Ask Alexa’ functionality. Users can ask Alexa to stream specific songs based on album, artists or playlist. Although the discounted Echo plan can only be used with one device, it gives full access to all features. Here are some examples on how to use Amazon Music Unlimited with Echo devices:
- “Alexa, play some sad songs for me”
- “Alexa, play the latest songs”
- “Alexa, skip the song”
- “Alexa, play the next song”
- “Alexa, play romantic songs”
- “Alexa, play the song of the day”
- “Alexa, stop playing music in a couple hours”
We hope this information helps you kick off with Amazon Music Unlimited and have a great time using the service in your Echo devices.