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Amazon Prime Music is available now for free too, kind of

Written by Matti Vähäkainu @ 20 Apr 2019 11:32

Amazon Prime Music is available now for free too, kind of Amazon has introduced a new tier to its subscription music streaming service. Prime Music is from now on available also for free, and without a Prime membership.
Obviously there is no such thing as free lunch, and Amazon's new free tier is no different. Just like Spotify, you'll have to bear with some ads playing in between of your precious playlists' songs.

The good news is that there are no limits to how much you can listen. You have unlimited access to Prime Music catalog of artists and albums.

The bad news is that you get access to it only alongside Alexa. So you'll need either Amazon's own smart speaker Echo or some other Alexa-supported device.

There's also a very annoying caveat. See, you cannot play any song you want when you want it. Instead you can tell Alexa to play songs from specific artist or genre and it'll generate a playlist.

The feature is currently limited to Alexa-enable devices in the United States.

You can use following methods to enjoy free music on Alexa-enabled devices:

  • "Alexa, play the playlist Pop Culture" to hear the ultimate global playlist for today's pop music.

  • "Alexa, play the Imagine Dragons station" to hear a station inspired by the popular rock band.

  • "Alexa, play 80s music" to hear a station filled with music from the era.

  • "Alexa, play country music" to hear a station with some of the best in the genre.

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