W e caught up with Tanayia Woolery, an Amazon Music expert, who explains how to enjoy all of the music benefits included in your membership and listen to your favorite artists on demand. Let's start with the basics. What is Amazon Music? Amazon Music is a streaming service included with your Prime membership at no extra charge. For Prime members it features more than 2 million songs — including thousands of stations and top playlists — all ad-free. What's more, you can listen offline and with unlimited skips. What's the first thing I should do to get started? Download the Amazon Music App or go to music. What's the easiest way to enjoy Amazon Music every day?
Who should get Amazon Music HD?
Amazon Music HD is a bargain for pre-existing Prime members. The app design may not be the most attractive, but it's functional and easy for all users to understand. Just a decade ago, I would spend my weekends sitting between library aisles, thumbing through cracked CD cases to find new music.
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And if music is just background noise, then you might be willing to put up with ads and the occasional inability to skip a track you don't really like. But if you're a real music fan, you're probably willing to pay to rid yourself of those annoyances, and you have plenty of online options to choose from, as we learned in researching this guide. We focused on sites that offer ad-free streaming, with a large collection to choose from. Most of the mainstream services have access to the same collection of 40 to 60 million tracks; we also included some specialized services that offer alternatives to the major record labels. Every service here offers ad-free streaming for its paid subscribers, with the ability to save content for offline listening and stream any song or album on demand.