Amazon has extended its free Amazon Music tier to more devices. Amazon Music was previously only available for free to customers using Echo devices. However, the ad-supported Amazon Music tier is now also available on the web, Android, iOS, and Fire TV.
How to Listen to Amazon Music for Free
Amazon announced the extension of its free Amazon Music level in an article on The Amazon Blog. The ad-supported level is available on the Amazon Music app for Android, iOS, and Fire TV. And you can also listen to it on the web at music.amazon.com.
The company says that “Amazon Music customers who do not yet have a Prime subscription or an Amazon Music Unlimited subscription can now listen to a selection of best playlists and thousands of stations for free.”
As you may have noticed, this Amazon Music catalog is not complete. The free level allows you to “play thousands of stations based on any song, artist, era and genre”, as well as “the world’s best playlists” and “the best holiday songs”.
Playlists available for free (with ads) include All Hits (which contains the world’s greatest songs, Fuego Latino (which contains the most popular Latin songs of the week), Country Heat (full of country music hits) and Rap Rotation (lots of big jump tracks).
Amazon Music Unlimited Essential Tips
While the ability to stream music for free is appreciated (even with ads), it makes Amazon Music more confused than ever. There are now five separate levels available, ranging from this free option to an Amazon Music HD subscription.
And this is also the whole reason behind this business. Amazon gives you a taste of Amazon Music for free in the hope of subscribing to a paid subscription.