Amazon’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals are here, with plenty of deals online, including deals on Echo Dots, Fire Sticks, and Fire tablets. There is also another Amazon Music Unlimited promotion going on.
New customers who have never tried the service – and are Amazon Prime members – can get three months of Amazon Music Unlimited for free. The offer lasts only a few weeks, until January 10, 2023.
Amazon Music Unlimited is a music streaming platform that is an alternative to Spotify and Apple Music.
An individual plan usually costs £9.99 per month in the UK, or £8.99 per month for Amazon Prime members.
In the US, where a three-month free trial for new subscribers is also running at the time of writing, it’s priced at $9.99 per month, or $8.99 per month for Amazon Prime members. , “plus applicable taxes”.
Sign up for Amazon Music Unlimited
Amazon Music Unlimited is the premium version of the service, and by subscribing, users can enjoy an ad-free experience that includes over 90 million songs, thousands of playlists, personalized streaming stations, offline, voice control via Alexa devices, and a “growing catalog” of spatial audio tracks.
You’ll need to provide payment details to claim this trial, which means you’ll be charged the usual monthly rate if you don’t cancel before the free period ends.
Unfortunately, if you are “currently in a free trial of Amazon Music Unlimited, are a current paid customer of Amazon Music Unlimited, or were previously a free trial or paid customer of Amazon Music Unlimited”, you will not be able to take this offer.
How do I sign up for Amazon Prime?
If you’ve never used Amazon Prime before, you can sign up for a 30-day free trial.
Along with being able to take advantage of all the Prime Day deals, your Prime membership also includes perks like free next day delivery and Amazon Music Prime (not to be confused with Amazon Music Unlimited), plus Prime Video and Prime Gaming. .
Keep in mind that with the promotional trial, your credit or debit card will be charged at the end of the period unless you decide to cancel.
Without a free trial, a Prime subscription costs £8.99 per monthWhere £95 for a full year in advance, in the UK. This follows a recent price change. US customers can opt for a monthly subscription for $14.99 per month or pay $139 upfront for a one-year Prime subscription.
What is Amazon Music HD?
Amazon Music HD, which is free for anyone on the unlimited tier, provides the ability to stream songs in HD and Ultra HD quality.
The jump between standard quality and HD can be noticeable if you have good speakers or headphones. Usually when you stream music, the tracks are “lossy” and compressed, which means the original quality takes a slight hit.
However, HD audio retains the quality of the song and is comparable to CD playback. There are 70 million songs that can be played in HD.
Then there’s Ultra HD, which is even better than CD quality. You’ll need a good internet connection to enjoy songs of this quality, as the bitrate is more than ten times what you find with standard audio. But Amazon says the seven million tracks available in Ultra HD “capture more detail from studio recordings.”
Amazon also offers deals on Kindle Unlimited, Audible, and Amazon Prime TV subscriptions. And if you need headphones to listen to all your new music, check out our guides to the best airpod alternatives and the best cheap headphones.