- Amazon Music
You can use it for free on iOS, Android, Echo smart speakers, and the web, even if you do not pay for Prime. You can only access two million songs, instead of 50 million or so on the paid Unlimited that will run you as a Prime member 8 USD a month or 10 USD a month when you do not get Prime.
There are not just fewer songs on your free Amazon Music. It is quite restrictive regarding what you indeed can do with it. For example, picking a song from one album is not possible. If you do, then you will launch one radio mix that is based on the song (even though it will not contain the song that you initially chose).
Though you can skip tracks, you are limited by the number of times. Seeing what is coming up is not possible, and also there are ad breaks for interrupting the music as well. Also, they seem to be far more regular compared to those on a service like Spotify. In terms of creating custom playlists, it is off the table with Amazon Music’s free tier.
With them in mind, it is not for people who want to choose individual songs—yet if you need a mood or a mix, it is okay. At least it is simple to run and jump into. Plus, the choice of playlists and stations is decent.
Fire up your mobile apps, and then you will find the similar restrictions are in place. Listening is recommended instead of being on-demand. There are many ads; you can skip plenty of times, and yes, there is no offline syncing.
At just about every turn, you will come across the adverts, and Amazon will be quite aggressive in getting you to upgrade.