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Amazon Music for iPhone

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Download Editors' Rating:
Editors' Rating:
Good
Average User Rating:
out of 13 votes out of 1 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    6.0.0
  • Total Downloads:
    5,409
  • Date Added:
    Oct. 12, 2016
  • Price:
    Free; iTunes account required.
  • File Size:
    52.1MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    156
  • Platform:
    iOS

Editors' Review

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Amazon Music for iOS plays MP3s that are on your device and located in your Amazon cloud storage, while Prime subscribers also get curated music stations and an on-demand catalog of over two milli0n songs; adding a monthly subscription to Amazon Music Unlimited provides "tens of millions of songs" for on-demand streaming and optional offline listening.

Pros

Millions of songs to choose from: Amazon Music for iOS offers a couple million classic and current songs from its Prime Music catalog for on-demand listening.

Myriad playlists and stations: Amazon Music offers a seemingly endless array of playlists and stations to choose from, based on popular artists, genres, moods, and decades.

Great playback controls: Skip back a track or forward by swiping left and right, respectively. Swipe up to open full screen. Alternatively, if you own an Amazon Alexa device, use your voice to call up playlists or songs.

X-Ray Lyrics: Tap this button over your current track to get the song's lyrics in real time, so you never miss a beat, while singing along.

Offline listening: Download tracks from Prime Music or Music Unlimited over Wi-Fi, so that you don't have to use your wireless data when you're out of Wi-Fi range.

My Music: Under the My Music tab, you'll be able to listen to all MP3s you've purchased from Amazon, iTunes, or elsewhere.

Competitive upgrade price: Whereas most competitors, such as Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play Music, and Tidal charge $9.99 for an all-you-can-listen-to subscription, Amazon has a competitive advantage by charging Prime members only $7.99 per month for Music Unlimited. If you're willing to limit yourself to an Amazon Echo or Tap device, you can cut that down to $3.99 a month. Non-Prime members who don't limit themselves to such a device will pay the usual $9.99.

Cons

Poor recommendations: So far, Amazon Music's recommendations aren't as accurate as Spotify's, for example. But we assume that'll improve as the app grows accustomed to our preferences.

Amazon Music Unlimited subscription necessary: Amazon Music for iOS is infinitely better when paired with a Music Unlimited subscription. Otherwise, you're limited to a relatively small catalog.

Furthermore, if you don't have a Prime account (or only have a Prime Student account, which doesn't come with access to the Prime Music catalog), you'll only be able to play your own purchased MP3s in the app. Spotify or Pandora, on the other hand, let you stream a variety of ad-supported curated music stations for free.

Bottom Line

If you don't have an Amazon Music Unlimited subscription, then there's a lot less here for you when compared to, say, Spotify or Apple Music. But if you're already a Prime member and would rather not pay an additional fee, and you're fine with a limited amount of music, then the free subscription with Prime may suffice.

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1 stars

"New Music Player (Nov 2016) won't work with iTunes"

November 02, 2016  |  By SuzieMach

2016-11-02 13:55:35  |  By SuzieMach

 |  Version: Amazon Music 6.0.0

Pros

It looks nice, pretty blue graphics.
The list showing the songs you purchased is easy to read
The margins are straight

Cons

You can buy music and see your music listed but you cannot move it to iTunes
Amazon forgot that people expect to use their music after they sell it to you.

Summary

Amazon apparently released their new Music Player in the last week of October 2016. They didn't write in a way to use your music on any device and the app for the PC or MAC will not allow you to move anything into iTunes. Since I had been enjoying buying music on Amazon and downloading to my PC, in the past iTunes would recognize the new file and allow me to sync with my phone or iPod. No more!! You cannot do it. I drug the file into iTunes and it still wouldn't recognize it. The songs now come to you in a zip file and who know what they have done to them but after 2 hours and a phone conversation with Amazon... NOTHING will make the songs usable. I asked for a refund on the music and will now look elsewhere to purchase music. Thanks Amazon... epic fail!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 6.0.0

Introducing Amazon Music Unlimited!
We're changing the way you find and play the music you love
Stream tens of millions of songs with weekly new releases
Explore thousands of curated playlists and stations
Ad-free, on-demand, and with unlimited skips
Offline listening so your favorites are available anytime, anywhere
General
Publisher Amazon.com
Publisher web site http://www.amazon.com
Release Date October 12, 2016
Date Added October 12, 2016
Version 6.0.0
Category
Category Entertainment Software
Subcategory Music Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems iOS
Additional Requirements Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Download Information
File Size 52.1MB
File Name External File
Popularity
Total Downloads 5,409
Downloads Last Week 156
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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