Amazon Prime Music is a free addition for Prime subscribers that gives them access to a streaming library of over 1 million songs and makes it available on multiple platforms including PC, Mac, iOS and Android.
I showed you around the service’s web based interface earlier but to be honest I jumped right in without really paying attention to some of the service restrictions.
Lets dive into some of the FAQ’s and other info about Amazon Music and find out what you can/can’t do with the service. Some make sense and some are good to know as you use the new service.
Amazon Prime Music Gotchas (Collected from Amazon Music Help & Customer Service pages)
- Prime Music is not available to be exported or for use outside of the Amazon Music app.
- Prime Music is not available for Amazon Mom or Amazon Student trial memberships, or for shared Prime accounts.
- Due to licensing agreements, you must be located in the U.S. or Puerto Rico (with a billing address and payment method from the U.S. or Puerto Rico).
- Occasionally, we may need to remove some songs or albums from the Prime Music catalog due to expired licensing agreements with the music labels.
- If your Prime subscription expires, you’ll lose access to the Prime Music that you’ve added to your music library. You can still see the music listed, but it’s greyed out and won’t be available for playback. If the music is still available in the Prime Music catalog, you can regain access by re-activating your Prime subscription, or by purchasing it from the Digital Music Store.
- If you haven’t connected online with your Amazon Music account in 30 days or more on the device, you’ll lose access to the Prime Music that you’ve downloaded to your device. You can still see the music listed, but it’s greyed out and won’t be available for playback, until you connect online again with your Amazon Music account.
- Prime Music is available for streaming on only one device at a time, for each Amazon account.
- Prime Music is available to download (for offline playback) to only four devices at a time, for each Amazon account.
- The Turn on Show on Facebook feature needs to be turned on and off using the Facebook button on the Now Playing screen separately for each device on which you use Amazon Music .
- The Amazon Music app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch is compatible with iOS 6 and above.
- The Amazon Music app for Android is compatible with Android OS version 4.0 or higher.
Always good to read the details at some point so there are no surprises down the road while you are using the service.