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Tips and Tricks on the Amazon Music app

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Are you using Amazon Music for the first time or you have been using it for a while now here are some amazing tricks you haven’t thought of before.

So you’ve looked into Amazon Music Unlimited, you know it’s not the same as Amazon Prime Music, and you think it’s better than Spotify and Apple Music.

The music streaming market has become more competitive over the years. While Spotify and Apple music have been duking it out for paid subscribers.

Amazon’s own service provides an intriguing alternative, especially if you’re a Prime member.

The Amazon Music app is free, but you’ll need an amazon prime account to listen to music. The app is available for all mobile devices, including iPads.

 
Amazon Prime subscribers get free access to Prime music 2 million songs, but for $7.99 a month (or $79 a year), amazon-music-app provides access to 60 million songs.
For those who want lossless music, Amazon Music HD is also available.
 
If you have gone ahead and activated a 30-day free trial for Amazon Music Unlimited but still not quite sure what to do next.
don’t worry Amazon Music interface is user friendly, and Music Unlimited best features can not be hard to find.
Amazon Music users have the added benefit of cross-platform listening.
There are apps for mobile and desktop, but you can just as easily listen on the web or connected devices.
Below we’ll look at some tips and tricks for the mobile apps iOS and Android and Echo devices.
 
To help you get the most out of Amazon’s music service, we’ve collected our favourite tips and tricks below.
So whether you want to send tunes to an Amazon Echo or build playlists more easily, make sure you commit these tips to memory.
 

1} Download music for offline listening

Amazon Music allows users to download songs to their mobile device for offline listening.
users interface may look a little different depending on if you’re using an iOS or Android device, but the process works the same way for both.
Songs or albums that are only available to Amazon Music Unlimited customers will be dimmed out.
 
Find the song you want to download, tap the ellipsis icon next to the track, then tap download.
Android users can also long-press on the track and select Download.
Entire albums and playlists can be downloaded by tapping the ellipsis icon on the album art and tapping Download. 
 
Alternatively, you can long-press on the album art and tap Download. You can even download a song right from the music player by tapping the ellipsis icon and choosing Download.
 
If you want to control your download settings, head over to Settings > Download Audio Quality on mobile.
Here, you can make sure downloading only happens on Wi-Fi, or switch between standard files for best quality or compressed files to save space.
 
For those using the desktop app, you can download music to your computer by tapping the ellipsis icon for any albums or playlists, then clicking Download.
For individual songs, there will be a Download button next to each track.
Another way to do it is to click and drag a selection and dump it into the right-hand side panel under the Download section.
 
You can change your download settings in the desktop app by clicking your account name. Go to Preferences > Advanced and go down to Download Settings.
You can then switch between standard files for the best quality or compressed files to save space.
 

How to play music offline

For Android devices, tap My Music on the bottom menu, then tap Online Music at the top of the screen and switch to Offline Music. Your music will then populate under the various categories on the page.
 
for iPhone or iPad users, you can find your saved songs under the My Music tab on the bottom menu. Tap the ellipsis in the top-right corner and tap Offline Music Mode.
You can then view all the music you have downloaded for offline listening. To listen to the music you have saved for online listening, tap the ellipsis again and select Offline Music Mode to turn it off.
 
There’s more than one way to view downloads in the Amazon Music desktop app.
Either go to Recent > Downloads in the app’s top navigation to view the most recent downloads, or go to My Music to see all the music added for online and offline listening.
 

2} Change bitrate to minimize data usage

The mobile apps for Amazon Music Unlimited let you choose the audio quality of your tunes when streaming over a cellular connection.
so you can either cut down on data use at the expense of your ears or ramp up the audio fidelity if you know your data plan can take the strain.
 
No matter which platform you’re using to play Amazon music, you can alter the streaming quality and reduce the amount of data used by the service.
This is a crucial tip to know when you’re listening on 4G LTE, or if your ISP enforces a monthly data cap.
 
In the desktop app, click your account avatar in the top-right, then click Settings > Playback > Audio
Quality.
In the mobile apps, tap the gear icon in the top-right, then select go to Music Settings > Streaming Quality.
Again, choose between Best and Standard for Wi-Fi streaming and BestStandard, and Data Saver for mobile streaming. 
of course, you could also just sync playlists ahead of time over Wi-Fi before you leave the house, so you won’t have to use data on the go.
 
 

3} Follow the lyrics {sing along}

lyrics on Amazon music app
Just as Amazon prime video has an X-Ray mode providing behind-the-scenes insight on TV and movies, the music player surfaces X-Ray lyrics that will display on the mobile and desktop app as the song plays. 
 
One of the best features of Amazon Music Unlimited is the way you can get the lyrics of many songs up on the screen.
It’s perfect for sing-a-long sessions, or even just to work out what a particular singer is mumbling. The lyrics automatically move along with the music in real-time.
 
A preview of the lyrics will appear when the song is in full-screen mode; tap to expand.
For the desktop app, click the Lyrics button next to the song title when its playing.
(Note that not all songs will have lyrics, and if you’re listening offline, lyrics won’t show up.)
 
This feature isn’t easy to spot in the desktop apps, so if you want to see them, click on the little Lyrics button to the right of the name of the track that’s currently playing.
It’s easier on mobile, where you can tap the double line above the playback bar. If you can’t see the lyrics option, it’s not available for the song you’re listening to.
 
 

4} Store your music forever

With millions of songs available to stream, you will probably not be at a loss for something to listen to on Amazon’s music-streaming service.
But some of us still like to own our music, and it should come as no surprise that the force behind the biggest online storefront in the world will gladly let you purchase song and album downloads on Android and desktop, anyway.
 
Amazon sells MP3s as well as streaming music packages, a feature few other streaming services offer.
You can’t access the digital store directly from iOS, but there’s a way in on Android: tap the three-dot menu button in the top right, then select Shop for… If you’re on a desktop app, just follow the Store link at the top of the screen.
 
On Android, the music store is integrated with the app, allowing you to hold down on an album or artist and select the Shop option from the pop-up menu.
For individual songs, tap the ellipsis next to it and select Shop. You can also browse the store by tapping the gear icon in the top right of the app and choosing Store.
You can then browse by recommendations, best sellers, new releases, or genre.
 
Those who use the desktop app can either click on the Store tab in the top navigation of the app, or go to individual albums, playlists, and songs.
For albums and playlists, use the ellipsis icon and choose Download. For songs, click the download icon next to the tracks you want to begin downloading.
 
Any purchases you make will be added to the My Music tabs available in the desktop and mobile apps, and these songs will stick around even if you cancel your Amazon Music Unlimited subscription.
It’s an option to consider if you like your digital music a little more permanent.
 
 

5} Discover your favourite music

The search box will be your most used feature in Amazon Music Unlimited, but searches can be limiting when it comes to discovering new music because you can’t exactly search for something you aren’t aware of, right?
 
there are a few ways we can make it easy for you:
 
  • Songs for You: On the Home tab (web app and mobile), you can scroll down to find a list of songs that Amazon has recommended for you based on your past listening habits.
  • New Releases: Go to Find > New Releases. Here you’ll find all newly released songs, albums, and playlists, which you can filter by genre. Check this once a day to never miss interesting new music.
  • Related: Go to any artist page and scroll down to the bottom for related content and song credits. It works on any platform.
  • Top Charts: Amazon offers a revolving list of top charts for the most popular playlists and songs. They could be themed by season (for example, Christmas or Halloween) or by the time period (such as “Top Songs this Weekend”).
  • Stations and Playlists: Stations and Playlists are the best music discovery tools. You can access personalized playlists by going to your Libary and scrolling down to Made for You. Artist radios can be launched by heading to Find > Stations and typing the name of the person you are interested in.
 

6} Use Alexa to name a song 

using Alexa to name a song

 

If you have an Echo or another Alexa-enabled device in your home, it can do some neat tricks with Amazon Music Unlimited.
One of these is the ability to identify a song from a line or two of lyrics (don’t worry, you don’t have to sing them if you don’t want to).
 
Just say, “Hey Alexa, what’s the song that goes…” and say as many of the lyrics as you remember. If it can be found, Alexa will respond with the name of the song and its artist, then start playing it back to you.
 
 

7} Control your music with Echo voice commands

All Echo devices have dozens of music-related voice commands, but here are the most useful ones compatible with Amazon Music Unlimited and worth keeping in mind:
 
  • Alexa, play [song title or artist name or album name].”
  • “Alexa, play [emotion or genre or holiday] music.”
  • “Alexa, play brand new music.”
  • “Alexa, play the song that goes [lyrics].”
  • “Alexa, play [station name].”
  • “Alexa, play new [genre].”
  • “Alexa, play some music.” (Anything from your library)
  • “Alexa, play a playlist.” (Any playlist in your library)
  • “Alexa, play the song of the day.”
  • “Alexa, what’s playing right now?”
  • “Alexa, who sings this song?”
  • “Alexa, skip this song.”
  • “Alexa, I’m tired of this song.”

8} Keeping it Neat

Some of us love to scream sing the dirty stuff, but perhaps you have kids in the house or want to keep things clean at a family gathering.
With Amazon Music, you can block swear words. On Android, go to Settings and tap the box next to Block Explicit Songs. Confirm in the pop-up and you’re ready to rock the fork out.
On iOS, look for Block Explicit Songs in Settings and toggle it to on.
 
If you’re using Amazon Music on the web, click your profile name, click Block Explicit Songs, then click Block to confirm.
For the desktop app, click your profile name, then go to Preferences. Under the general tab is the option to block explicit songs. Check this option and exit the menu.
 
 

9} Set a sleep timer

set a sleep timer on Amazon music

With a sleep timer for your tunes, you can set the soundtrack to your dreams without letting your phone run all night. Drifting off to your favourite tunes can be calming. But if you don’t want the music playing all night long, set a sleep timer. 

 
On Android, you’ll need to tap the cog icon in the top left of the Browse tab, then choose Sleep Timer.
On iOS, head to the Browse tab, tap the three dots in the top right-hand corner, then pick Settings and Sleep Timer.
Choose a delay of 15, 30, 45, or 60 minutes, and when that timer runs out, your phone will pause playback.
 
 

10} Share your music with other users

Don’t neglect the useful sharing options included with the Amazon Music Unlimited apps, With a single click or tap, Amazon will generate URLs that you can use to share links to specific songs, albums, or playlists that you want to bring to someone else’s attention.
 
In the web and desktop players, just click the Share icon, then click Copy Link.
In the mobile apps, tap the More button at the top right, then tap Share SongShare AlbumShare Playlist, or Share Station (depending on the context), then tap Copy.
 
You can send music via Twitter, Facebook, or email, or paste the generated link somewhere else like an instant messaging platform.
 
Note that the recipient needs to be an active Prime Music or Amazon Music Unlimited subscriber to listen to anything you share, but they can still see everything even if they aren’t a subscriber, including full track listings, track details, album art, and so on.
 
 

11} Special plans that suit you

Amazon music plans
A subscription to Amazon Prime Unlimited will cost you $7.99.
one-device Amazon Music Unlimited subscription only costs $3.99 per month, and you’ll still have access to 60 million songs, but the subscription will be tied to that one device.
 
 
  • The Family Plan is the cheapest way to get Music Unlimited. It costs $14.99, but if you can find five others who are willing to split the bill, you’ll only have to pay $2.50/mo.
 
  • The Single Device plan is for users who only want to access Music Unlimited with a single Echo device, which is available for a highly discounted $3.99/mo.
  • The Student plan is a special discount for students who can prove enrollment at an eligible educational institution, available for $0.99/mo.
  • The Annual plan is a discount for Prime members who pay for one year upfront, which comes out to about $6.58/mo.
 
Thanks for reading.
 
 
 
 
 

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