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In the morning, ask Alexa to play your favorite artist and start enjoying music while you’re getting ready for your day. I love that I can make playlists and download them to listen on the plane, or when I’m on a road trip and don’t have a connection.
You can get unlimited access to more than 50 million songs, ad free, with a 30-day free trial of AmazonMusic Unlimited that includes the newest releases, along with exclusive songs and albums, and even more playlists and stations. After the free trial ends, Prime members pay just $7.99 a month, a $2 monthly discount, for an individual plan.
Learn more here, or just say, “Alexa, start my free trial of AmazonMusic Unlimited.” AmazonMusic Developer Amazon .com Launch date September 25, 2007 Platform(s)Windows, macOS, iOS, tvOSAndroid, Fire OS, Amazon Alexa, HTML5 Pricing modelVariableAvailabilityArgentina, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, United States and Uruguay Website music.
Amazon .com After the United States, Amazon MP3 was launched in the United Kingdom on December 3, 2008, in Germany on April 1, 2009, and in France on June 10, 2009. The German edition has been available in Austria and Switzerland since December 3, 2009.
The Amazon MP3 store was launched in Japan on November 10, 2010. On September 17, 2019, AmazonMusic announced the launch of AmazonMusic HD, a new tier of lossless quality music with more than 50 million songs in High Definition (16bit/44.1kHz), and millions of songs in Ultra High Definition (24(bit)/44(kHz), 24/48, 24/96, 24/192), the highest-quality streaming audio available.
Amazon is now among Tidal and Soyuz who offer lossless music for audiophiles. At launch, Amazon offered “over 2 million songs from over 180,000 artists and over 20,000 labels, including EMI Music and Universal Music Group “, to customers located in the United States only.
In December 2007 Warner Music announced that it would offer its catalog on Amazon MP3 and in January 2008, Sony BMG followed suit. Amazon limits international access by checking users' credit card issued country.
The first international version was launched December 3, 2008, in the United Kingdom. German, Austrian, French, Japanese, Italian, Spanish, Canadian, and Indian versions of the store followed.
In addition to digital purchases, AmazonMusic also serves streaming music. Prime Music, a service offering unlimited streaming of a limited music catalog has been available to Amazon Prime subscribers at no additional cost in several countries since mid 2014.
Music Unlimited, a full-catalog streaming service has been available as an additional tier or as a standalone subscription since late 2016. AmazonMusic's streaming music catalog is accessible from the Amazon .com web player using HTML DRM extensions or from player apps for multiple platforms including macOS, iOS, Windows, Android, Fires, Alexa devices, and some automobiles and smart TVs.
Amazon's purchasable music catalog is accessible from the Amazon .com website by searching for an artist or title name, or via a store embedded in many, but not all, of the player apps. To download purchased music, Amazon offers either the AmazonMusic player (which runs on Windows 7 or later and Mac OS X 10.9 and later) or a zip file of MP3s downloaded from Amazon's web player.
AmazonMusic previously offered additional applications, such as one for Blackberry and one for Palm. Amazon also previously offered a separate app for Mac OS X and Windows called the AmazonMusic Downloaded which is no longer available.
In November 2018 it was announced that AmazonMusic will be available on Android TV. Customers can exchange points offered on 4 billion Pepsi bottles for, among other prizes, MP3 downloads from Warner, EMI, and Sony BMG (though not Universal).
The unofficial Apple Weblog praised the lack of DRM especially given that track prices were cheaper than iTunes Plus songs at launch, but the reviewer considered the user experience better in iTunes than on the Amazon website. Om Malik of Gigaohm also praised the lack of DRM and the high nitrate but disliked the need to install another application to download albums.
Overall, the reviewer said “… I think it makes sense for everyone to browse the Amazon store before hitting the 'buy' button on iTunes.” A 2007 study by Eliot Van Busk irk of Wired News's “Listening Post” blog investigated whether Amazon MP3 was watermarking tracks with personally identifiable information.
Files are generally provided to us from the labels and some labels use watermarks to identify the retailer who sold the tracks (there is no information on the tracks that identifies the customer).” This observation reflected Amazon's policy at the time.
By 2011, however, the policy had changed and certain explicitly labeled tracks embed “Record Company Required Metadata” including, among other information, unique identifiers: Embedded in the metadata of each purchased MP3 from are a random number Amazon assigns to your order, the Amazon store name, the purchase date and time, codes that identify the album and song (the UPC and SRC), Amazon's digital signature, and an identifier that can be used to determine whether the audio has been modified.
The AmazonMusic player (formerly branded Cloud Player) is integrated with the digital music Prime and Unlimited streaming services, as well as the music store for purchases (on most platforms). The players allow users to store and play their music from a web browser, mobile apps, and desktop applications, Sonos (United States only), Bose (United States only) and other platforms such as certain smart TVs.
AmazonMusic Player accounts get 250 tracks of free storage; however, music purchased through Amazon MP3 store does not count towards the storage limit. Music is uploaded via the AmazonMusic player for PC and Mac.
AmazonMusic allows 10 devices (computer, browser, mobile, etc.) Originally bundled with Amazon Cloud Drive was the music streaming application called Cloud Player which allowed users to play their music stored in the Cloud Drive from any computer or Android device with Internet access.
AmazonMusic for PC was launched in May 2013 as a downloadable Windows application for playing music outside a web browser. On December 8, 2015, Amazon Prime Music became available on Demon Electronics Hers by Demon wireless sound systems, adding a new streaming outlet for music and entertainment enthusiasts.
On October 12, 2016, AmazonMusic Unlimited was released in the United States. It is billed in addition to, and available without an Amazon Prime account.
The service later expanded to users in the United Kingdom, Germany and Austria on November 14, 2016. Amazon's official statement was “Cloud Player is an application that lets customers manage and play their own music.
We do not need a license to make Cloud Player available.” Technology website Ars Technica noted that this is “seemingly logical” since users are uploading and playing back their own music, so the licenses users acquired from the original purchase apply to the Cloud Player in the same way they apply to transferring and playing music from an external hard drive or digital audio player.
Record labels reacted in shock to the Cloud Player's launch, insisting that licenses were needed for this type of service. Intellectual property lawyer Denise Howell stated that “the legality of cloud storage and remote access to items already purchased make intuitive sense”, but given the record labels' reaction and track record of legal action against online music services, warned that it will likely take “definitive and hard-fought judicial pronouncements” to settle the issue.
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