Is Amazon Music Free with Prime Membership?

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May 28, 2024

Statistics indicate that 9 out of 10 people get an Amazon Prime subscription because of its free shipping. However, Amazon Prime offers a wide range of benefits beyond that, including free access to Amazon Music and Prime Video. If you are an Amazon Prime member but unfamiliar with the features and subscription plans of Amazon Music, this article introduces the different Amazon Music plans and their prices, with a focus on Amazon Music Prime—the plan comes with Prime memberships for free.


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Is Amazon Music Free with Prime?

Yes, Amazon Prime members can get Amazon Music Prime for free.

As an Amazon Prime member, you can access the Amazon Music Prime plan without any additional cost. Eligible Prime memberships include: 

  • 30-day Amazon Prime free trials
  • Amazon Prime membership
  • Amazon Prime Student memberships

Amazon provides a free 30-day trial for new Prime subscribers, and it costs $14.99 per month or $139 per year after the trial. For students enrolled at an accredited college or university, there is also the option to sign up for Prime Student at a discounted rate of $7.49 per month after the trial.

Moreover, Prime members can also get discounted monthly prices and exclusive annual prices for Amazon Music Unlimited plans.

What Is Amazon Music Prime?

Amazon Music Prime is the music streaming subscription plan that comes with a Prime membership at no additional cost. With this plan, you can play all the music and top podcasts ad-free, making it a great option to explore new artists and discover new music.

However, please note that you can only pick and play any song on-demand from the All-Access Playlists*, while music beyond these playlists is played in shuffle mode. The download feature is also limited to All-Access Playlists.

* All-Access Playlists are playlists curated based on user likes, listens, and genre preferences, such as My Frequent Plays, All Hits, etc.

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Benefits of Amazon Music Prime include:

  • Ad-free
  • Shuffle plays any artist, album, or playlist from the expanded music catalog.
  • All-Access Playlists – Pick and play any song on-demand, or download them to listen offline.
  • Discover new music based on your likes.
  • Support the Amazon Music web player, mobile and desktop app, Echo, and other Amazon Music-supported devices.

Amazon Music Free and Amazon Music Unlimited

Besides Amazon Music Prime, the other two tiers of plans offered by Amazon Music are Amazon Music Free and Amazon Music Unlimited

Amazon Music Free

You can sign up for Amazon Music Free without submitting payment information. However, this plan only allows you to access stations, top playlists, and podcasts. As it is an ad-supported plan, you can expect to encounter ads during your listening sessions.

Instead of picking and playing individual songs, you can only access curated playlists with Amazon Music Free. Additionally, this plan does not support downloading or offline playback. You will need an internet connection to listen to music or podcasts.

Amazon Music Unlimited

Amazon Music Unlimited is a premium music subscription service featuring songs in HD/Ultra HD and a growing catalog of Spatial Audio. Users also access the offline listening feature and unlimited skips during listening.

You don’t need Amazon Prime to subscribe to the Unlimited plan. The price of the Amazon Music Unlimited Individual Plan is $10.99 per month. However, with the Prime membership, you can enjoy a price drop on Amazon Music Unlimited and just pay $9.99 per month or $99 per year.

Amazon Music Unlimited also offers a Family Plan, Student Plan, and Single Device Plan.

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How to Download Amazon Music Songs to MP3

Unlike songs you purchased from Amazon, songs you downloaded from Amazon Music Prime/Unlimited are DRM-protected and can only be played within the Amazon Music app. In fact, you won’t find playable audio files like the songs you purchased.

However, with Pazu Amazon Music Converter, you can download any songs, albums, and playlists from Amazon Music to MP3, M4A, AAC, FLAC, WAV, and AIFF, even with Amazon Music Free. After downloading, you can play the songs anywhere you want, with iTunes, Windows Media Player, or your MP3 player, etc. Furthermore, with Pazu Amazon Music Converter, the audio quality and original ID3 tags will be well preserved in downloaded mp3 files.

Now follow the tutorial below to convert Amazon Music to MP3 with a few steps.

1. Run Pazu Amazon Music Converter

Download, install, and launch Pazu Amazon Music Converter on your computer, then click the Sign In to log in to your Amazon account.

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If you have purchased a license, click the key icon to register the converter. If not, continue using the trial version.

2. Choose the output format

Click on the Settings icon in the top right corner and select MP3 as the output format.

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3. Add songs, albums, or playlists

Select the desired songs, albums, or playlists you wish to download. Once you open an album/playlist and tap the red Add button suspended on the right side, you’ll be presented with the list of songs.

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All songs in the playlist will be added by default. Click the check box next to the track that you don’t want to convert.

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4. Convert Amazon Music

Click the Convert button on the bottom right corner, and Pazu Amazon Music Converter will automatically download and convert Amazon Music tracks to the default folder on your computer.

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When the conversion process finishes, you can browse all the converted songs in the history list by clicking on the  icon. And now you’re prepared to stream your Amazon Music songs anywhere.

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MP3 songs downloaded with Pazu Amazon Music Converter are tagged correctly. MP3 players read artists, songs, and other information from the ID3 tag that is embedded in the MP3 file.