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Amazon Musicfor iOS

10.14.2

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Stay tuned to your favorite music!

With Amazon Music, you get access to over 2 million songs. You can log in to your Amazon account and start playing your favorite music without interruptions. Browse curated lists or create playlists easily! Also, search and stream music from numerous channels organized by song title, artist, genre, or decade.

Seamlessly browse, stream, and download!

A fast and affordable way to stream your favorite music.

Amazon Music has always been an underrated aspect of the Prime subscription. It’s a free music streaming service that lets you listen to global artists without any additional cost. Simply put, the best part about Amazon Music is that it’s free for Amazon Prime subscribers.

A phenomenal listening experience

Stocked with over 2,000 stations and themed playlists, Amazon Music lets you effortlessly stream playlists, albums, and singles. It’s easy to add a playlist or track to ‘Your Music Library’. Each playlist displays the curator, total runtime, and track listing, making it easier to browse through a huge collection.

Though Amazon Music doesn’t allow you to upload audio files, the music you’ve already uploaded will automatically sync with your Amazon account. The bookmarked and imported tracks are displayed as a single playlist within the library. Though it’s not good for categorization of your favorite tracks, it’s still not a dealbreaker.

Although a good music app, Amazon Music is still far from generating interest among podcast listeners or people interested in independent artists. While Pandora is a good choice for listening to podcasts, SoundCloud does well with a huge collection of independent artists.

Simple and clean user interface

Just like Apple Music and SoundCloud, Amazon Music has a simple and clean interface. In the first look, you’ll notice dark palettes, partial transparency, and subtle animations. Overall, it has a great aesthetic and premium appeal. It won’t be wrong to consider Amazon Music among some of the prettiest music apps. Most importantly, the experience transitions smoothly from an iPhone to an iPad.

Along with aesthetics, the interface has some amazing features. While playing a song, you can swipe right or left to change tracks. The icon changes instantly to let you view available options. You can tap the Alexa button, which pretty much removes the need for any navigation.

Comes with a few extras

Amazon Music comes with a lot of extras. To be precise, these are the features that make it stand apart from the competition. For instance, you can use ‘Offline Recommendations’, which automatically downloads recommended tracks to your iPhone. If you’re concerned about data charges, you can ask the app to only stream or download over Wi-Fi. It’s an amazing feature not available with any other music app.

If your iPhone has ample storage, you can set the cache size to ‘unlimited’. Amazon trims the cache as necessary, and leaves 10% of storage space free. Doing this lets your device play music seamlessly in low network coverage areas.

Last but not the least, it’s easy to edit any playlist on the app. You just need to open a song on the screen, tap edit, and swipe tracks up and down with your fingertip. If you want to remove a track from the playlist, that’s possible too. While Spotify lets you do the same, Apple Music doesn’t have this feature. In the latter’s defense, it lets you shuffle the song order pretty quickly.

Alexa integration is a game-changer

One of the most prominent features of Amazon Music is the integration with Alexa. While you’d already have Siri on your iPhone, Alexa makes the music listening experience easier, faster, and hassle-free. Using Alexa, you can search for songs, look for music matching your mood, and start streaming playlists.

It feels amazing to ask Alexa to ‘play happy music’, and have your iPhone fire up something classic like ‘It’s gonna be a good night’. Amazon Music is also compatible with the Amazon Echo, Fire TV, and Fire Tablets, allowing you to play music from your iPhone on these devices.

Where can you run this program?

Amazon Music is compatible with iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. It requires iOS 12.0 or above.

Is there a better alternative?

With a wide range of music streaming apps, it can be hard to choose one. While Amazon Music is an excellent choice, you could be interested in other apps for iPhone. Here’s a list of the most popular alternatives.

Spotify:

Spotify, one of the most popular music streaming apps, does an excellent job when it comes to personalization. The ‘Daily Mix’ option literally matches music to the listener. It automatically creates entire playlists, so you can simply start listening to preferred music whenever you want.

Pandora:

Pandora is another music app personalizing your listening experience. In fact, it evolves with your tastes. You can create stations from your favorite genres, artists, and songs. It’s easy to search for stations as per your activity or mood. Most importantly, Pandora is one of the most promising apps to listen to podcasts. With a collection of over 1,400 podcasts, it’s a great choice to explore this genre.

SoundCloud:

SoundCloud has a simple interface that lets you stream and share music fast. With focus on independent artists, it’s a great app to explore music that’s not available on other music apps.

Our take

With streaming and downloading options, subscription choices, and customization features, Amazon Music has everything you need in a music app. What’s the best part? There aren’t any ads, and it comes with Alexa integration. For your iPhone, this app has several choices for audio quality, a sleep timer, and selections of cache size. Recommended channels and playlists let you choose from a wide range of music options.

Should you download it?

Yes, definitely! With a huge collection of tracks, artists, and playlists, it doesn’t require you to look anywhere else for your favorite music. Thanks to Alexa integration, you can easily play music anywhere, anytime, even when you’re busy doing other things. Without a doubt, Amazon Music is the perfect music buddy for your iPhone.

Highs

  • Simple and clean interface
  • Comes with Alexa functionality
  • Free for Amazon Prime subscribers

Lows

  • Available in only portrait mode
  • Interface isn’t always reliable
  • Needs better music discovery features

Amazon Musicfor iOS

10.14.2

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