Which Music Service is Best?

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A reader wants to know if I have any suggestions for a subscription music service. “Who do you recommend for subscribing to a music service? Amazon? That’s my favorite go-to place but I might be missing out on another just as good and maybe cheaper.”

I’m a big fan of Amazon’s music service and highly recommend it. Before I tell you why it’s my choice for a music subscription service, let’s talk a bit about music streaming subscriptions.

Music streaming subscriptions allow you to listen to millions of songs from all eras and of all kinds. Amazon Music Unlimited offers around 75 million, Apple Music has 50 million, and Spotify has 82 million.

You can choose to listen to your favorites on-demand or listen to playlists or “stations” based on your interests.

You can listen to music on your computer, or by installing an app on your tablet or smartphone. You can also listen to services on smart speakers like Alexa.

Amazon Music Unlimited is $8 a month for Amazon Prime members and $9.99 a month for non-prime members. A family plan is also available that allows everyone in your house to listen.

Apple Music is $9.99 a month while Spotify costs the same.

I choose Amazon because it’s my go-to service for everything else and it plays very well with my Echo smart speakers and Alexa. I’ve also purchased a lot of music through Amazon in the past and it shows up in my Amazon music collection. In fact, I was surprised and delighted when digital copies of physical albums I bought back in the early 2000s turned up in my music collection.

Any of these services is a great choice that you can listen to anywhere. But since you say that Amazon is already your go-to place, I’d suggest going with Amazon.

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