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

Updated by Adam Gorden on Dec 12, 2022 10:00 AM • Category: Record Audio
6 mins read

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In order to attract more subscribers and bring better service, Amazon offers different streaming services to its users. Prime members can enjoy the service of Amazon Prime Music at no charge, while another is a standalone paid subscription music service, called Amazon Music Unlimited. To ease some of the confusion, this explanation of the Amazon Music subscription is included below.

In this post, we will talk about the common features and differences between Amazon Prime Music and Music Unlimited. Also, you will get the best solution to download Amazon Music into MP3 for offline listening on any device without purchasing.

Part 1. What are Amazon Prime Music and Music Unlimited

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What is Amazon Prime Music

Before knowing Amazon Prime Music, let's get through Amazon Prime. Amazon Prime is a subscription service that gives users various benefits when they are shopping on Amazon, and also includes free streaming movie and music services.

As a result, Amazon Prime Music is an Amazon Prime freebie that gives you free access to Amazon's complete music library of ten of songs and podcast at no additional cost.

What is Amazon Music Unlimited

Amazon Music Unlimited is a separate Amazon Music premium music subscription service featuring over 100 million songs, albums, and thousands of playlists and radio stations. Members can also enjoy the same ad-free playback and music downloads for offline playback as Amazon Prime Music.

As an Amazon Prime member, you can choose Amazon Music Unlimited for a monthly subscription of $8.99/month or an annual subscription of $89/year. Non-Prime subscribers have to pay $9.99 per month.

Part 2. Amazon Music Unlimited VS. Prime Music

What's the difference between Amazon Prime Music and Amazon Music Unlimited? Here are the main similarities and differences between Amazon Music's two streaming services, Amazon Prime Music VS. Music Unlimited. You can clearly know the features of two streaming services and understand what each really offers.

Amazon Prime Music VS. Music Unlimited: Similarities

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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 control music playback with your voice through Alexa, whether you choose Amazon Prime Music or the 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 they are in an offline environment, except for the subscriber of the Amazon Music Unlimited single-device plan.

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

Amazon Prime Music VS. Amazon Music Unlimited: Differences

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1. Amazon Prime Membership Needed
Only Amazon Prime members can enjoy Amazon Prime Music at no additional cost. To enjoy the benefits of Amazon Prime Music, you must first subscribe to Amazon Prime.
Amazon Prime members are eligible for discounted rates on some subscription plans. In addition, Prime members can subscribe to Music Unlimited for $7.99 per month; for non-members, you can subscribe to Music Unlimited for $9.99 per month.

2. Number of Songs
Music Prime members have access to the same songs as Music Unlimited members.
However, Music Prime members can only play random artists, albums, and playlists, while Music Unlimited members can play any song, playlist, radio station, etc. of their choice as well as download and customize playlists offline.

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 to 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 Amazon Prime Music Plan. The 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 100 Million+ 100 Million+
Ways of Playing Music Shuffle Only Optional
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 3. How to Get DRM-free Amazon Music Tracks

The two subscription plans are suitable for different types of listeners. Music Unlimited is the best choice if you want to choose the music you want to listen to on your own; if you're fine with only being able to play shuffle music, then use Prime Music. They both allow you to listen to Amazon Music offline, but these music tracks cannot be playback on other devices without the Amazon Music app.

Best Solution to Download Music from Amazon Music to Computer

The best solution to make your Amazon Music available and shareable is to download and convert Amazon Prime Music to MP3. As mentioned above, you cannot stream music offline without the Amazon Music app. Don't worry. A third-party tool, TunesKit Audio Capture, will be your assistant to download songs from Amazon Music without limit. The software is a leading streaming music recorder that can enable you to capture any streaming audio in plain audio formats on your Windows or Mac computer.

With its help, you can get songs on Amazon Music with the original quality and ID3 tags preserved. You are able to get several Amazon Music tracks on the program, and export the downloads to MP3, AAC, FLAC, M4A, M4B, and WAV, enabling you to tune music anywhere anytime.

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Key Features of TunesKit Amazon Music Converter

  • Record and download unlimited number of music tracks from Amazon Music, Spotify, YouTube Music, Deezer, etc.
  • 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, spliting, merging, and editing of the recorded audio
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1Select Audio Source

Open TunesKit Audio Capture on your computer. You will see a list of the software shown on the interface. You need to check whether there is a browse for you to navigate to the Amazon Music website. If not, you could drag and drop the browser to TunesKit or click the + icon to add it.

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2Set Audio Parameters

This step is optional. You can configure the audio parameters for Amazon Music downloads. Simply tap the Format button at the bottom right corner. Here are five options for you to choose from, output format, codec, channel, sample rate, and bit rate.

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3Begin to Record Amazon Music

Now, open the browser in TunesKit Audio Capture to access the Amazon Music website. After logging into your Amazon Music subscription account, you could choose one track or several playlists to listen to. TunesKit Audio Capture will begin downloading and converting songs after seconds. You could finish the process by clicking on the Stop button.

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4Save the Downloaded Amazon Music

The recorded Amazon music will be shown in the Capture list. You can edit the songs by clicking on the Edit button at the rear of each track. In the editing panel, you could trim or split the Amazon Music tracks or edit the ID3 tags. After that, click on Save to export Amazon Music downloads to the destination folder.

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Part 4. Conclusion

We have summarized the differences between Amazon Prime Music and Music Unlimited according to their origin, prices, and features. Besides, we also present you with a powerful music grabber, TunesKit Audio Capture, to help you get Amazon Music downloads without purchasing and listen to them offline without specifying an Amazon player.

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