Amazon Prime Music VS. Music Unlimited: What You Should Know

Posted by Adam Gorden on May 2, 2020 6:15 PM.
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In order to attractive more subscribers and bring better service, Amazon offers different streaming services to its users. Prime members can enjoy the service of Prime Music at no charge while there is also a standalone paid subscription music service, called Amazon Music Unlimited. To ease some of the confusion, this explanation to Amazon Music subscription is included below.

What's Amazon Prime Music?

An Amazon Prime membership benefit featuring over 2 million songs and more than a thousand playlists and Stations programmed by Amazon's music experts at no additional cost.

What's Amazon Music Unlimited?

Amazon Music Unlimited is a premium music subscription service featuring over 60 million songs and thousands of expertly crafted playlists and Stations.

In this post, we talk about the common features of Amazon Prime Music and Music Unlimited, as well as the differences. Here you could also find the best solution to download Amazon Music into MP3 for offline listening on any device.

Part 1. Amazon Music Unlimited vs. Prime Music
Part 2. How to Get DRM-free Amazon Music Tracks (Hot)

Part 1. Know More about Amazon Prime Music and Music Unlimited

Here's the main similarities and differences between Amazon Music's two streaming services, Prime Music and Music Unlimited. So, you can clearly know the features of two streaming services and understand what each really offers.

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Similarity between Amazon Prime Music and Music Unlimited:

1. Ad-free Listening
Whether you are a holder of Prime Music or Music limited, Amazon will always let you listen to Amazon Music without the distraction of ads.

2. Alexa Interaction
You can use their voice to control music playback through Alexa no matter you choose Amazon Prime Music or Music Limited plan.

3. On Demand
Both Amazon services enable the user the ability to get unlimited skips on any playlist or album and listen to music without the limitation of hours.

4. Offline Listening
Both users of Amazon Prime Music and Music Unlimited can stream music when you are in an offline environment, except for the subscriber of Amazon Music Unlimited single-device plan.

Note: 3D audio is not available for offline playback.

Difference between Amazon Prime Music and Music Unlimited:

1. Amazon Prime Membership Needed
Only Amazon Prime members can enjoy Prime Music at no additional cost. If you're not, you cannot opt into this service. Amazon Prime members are eligible for discounted rates on some subscription plans. For Prime Members, Music Unlimited is $7.99 a month; if without it, Music Unlimited will cost you $9.99 a month.

2. Number of Songs
An Amazon Prime membership benefit featuring over 2 million songs, plus thousands of playlists created by Amazon's Music experts. But Amazon Music Unlimited is a premium music subscription service featuring over 60 million songs and thousands of Playlists hand-curated by Amazon's music experts.

3. Available Music Features
The selection of Prime Music titles is always changing-new titles are added to Prime Music, and occasionally titles are removed. New songs and albums are typically added to Amazon Music Unlimited on the day they're released.

4. Supported Devices
With the service of Amazon Prime Music, all Amazon Music supported devices stream on one device at a time. Those users who subscribe to Amazon Music Unlimited Family Plan can stream Amazon Music on up to six devices at a time.

5. HD, Ultra HD, 3D Playback
The feature is not available for those users of Amazon Prime Music Plan. However, Amazon Music HD Add-on subscription is available with Amazon Music Unlimited Individual and Family Plans.

Here's a comparison table between Amazon Prime Music and Music Unlimited.

  Amazon Prime Music Amazon Music Unlimited
Amazon Prime Membership Needed Yes No
Available Titles over 2 million songs over 60 million songs
HD, Ultra HD, 3D playback No Yes
Ad-free, Unlimited Plays Yes Yes
Supported Devices One device Determined by the plan
Alexa Interaction Yes Yes
Offline Playback Yes Yes (exclude Single-Device Plan)

Part 2. How to Convert Amazon Prime Music or Music Unlimited to MP3

Both options are suitable for different types of listeners. If you just are particular in what you listen to or want to listen to a ton of music, go with Music Unlimited; if not, Prime Music would be an excellent choice for you. Both of them can enable you listen to Amazon Music offline, but these music tracks cannot be applied to other devices without the program.

Best Solution to Download Music from Amazon Music to MP3

The best solution to make your Amazon Music available and shareable is to convert Amazon Prime Music to MP3, as well as Unlimited Music. Here you may need the help of a third-party tool like TunesKit Audio Capture. It is a leading streaming music recorder which can enable you to capture any streaming contents to plain audio formats.

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Key Features of TunesKit Amazon Music Converter

  • Record and download unlimited number of music tracks from Amazon Music
  • 6 popular audio formats like MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV, M4A, and M4B available
  • Preserve streaming music tracks with the original audio quality and ID3 tags
  • Support the trimming, cutting, merging, and editing of the recorded audios
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1Add the Amazon Music app to TunesKit

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You should open TunesKit Audio Capture on your computer, and then there will appear the list of target software placed on the interface. You need to check whether there is the browse for you to navigate to Amazon Music website. If not, you could drag and drop the browser to TunesKit or click the "+" icon to add the browser. Note that you don't need to open the browser at once.

2Set your preferred audio parameters

set output format

Then, you need to configure the output audio parameters. There are six formats such as MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC, M4A, and M4B, and you could choose your preferred format to save those audios downloaded from Amazon Music. Likewise, you could adjust the value of the bit rate, sample rate, and audio channel for better output audio quality. If you are not familiar with those parameters, you could choose one mode from the "Preset" option.

3Begin to rip Amazon Music to MP3

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Now, open the browser with which you open Amazon Music from the main home of TunesKit. After logging into your credential, you could choose one track or several playlists from Amazon Music to play and then TunesKit software will begin download and convert songs from Amazon Music after several seconds. You could stop the downloading and conversion by clicking on the "Stop" button as you like.

4Save the converted Amazon Music

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customization to edit these songs by clicking the "Edit" button at the rear of each track. With the service, you could trim and merge all Amazon Music tracks. After completing Amazon Music download, you could play Amazon Music on Apple Watch or save Amazon Music to USB for keeping forever.

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