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    Apr 2, 2020

    Here Are All The Reasons Amazon Music Unlimited Is Actually Worth Getting Right Now

    Reason one: They've really gone off with their WFH playlists

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    From Spotify to Tidal to Apple Music to iHeartRadio, there are so many music streaming services at our disposal in the year 2020, you'd be forgiven for letting one completely fly under your radar — in this case, a pretty major one: Amazon Prime Music Unlimited.

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    The funny part? if you're a Prime member, you've actually had access to Amazon Prime Music (not to be confused with Unlimited; more on that in just a moment!) this whole time. Which is to say: an ad-free listening experience of 2 million songs compatible across numerous devices!

    By upgrading to Amazon Prime Music Unlimited, however, you'll get access to, well, an unlimited library of songs (50 million to get technical on you) and a handful of curated playlists by real, live human beings.

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    I have unfortunately decided to take my social distancing one step further and queue up Phillip Glass' "The Hours" from the "Scores For Work playlist" because I am a masochist. You, however, have the choice of digging through an entire collection of "Working From Home" playlists to find your perfect quarantine vibe. Is it "Feeling Happy"? because you want to listen to "Watermelon Sugar" and salute the Big Fit God in these dire times? Or "Mellow '70s Gold" because you'd prefer to listen to Fleetwood Mac's "Dreams" while you finish up your expense report and think to yourself, "Yes, I do want my freedom"? All good and respectable choices. Any service that offers a "Best of Enya" WFH playlist is one I can trust.

    Let it be known: Unlimited was delevloped with maximum integration in mind. Have an Echo/AVS device or Fire Tablet? Great. Not only will you be able to streamline the user experience and use your voice to control music playback ("Alexa, play 'Blinding Lights,' again!!"), but you'll also receive a reduced monthly fee, amounting to only $3.99.

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    (While we're on the topic of discounts, students qualify for a reduced monthly fee of $4.99!)

    There's even something audiophiles can appreciate: bright and crisp sound on every track with the option of moving to a Amazon Music HD plan for $14.99 per month or $12.99 per month with an Amazon Prime membership. While you already get pretty standout quality, HD will allow you to stream at 24-bit/192kHz, if this means anything to you!

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    Arguably, the shiniest feature of all is karaoke-like scrolling text that accompanies every song when you opt in to "lyrics." I finally sort of know what the Cocteau Twins are singing!

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    This will be helpful down the road when you forget the name of that track you really liked and choose to shout out the lyrics to Alexa for her to find.

    What are you waiting for? Get Amazon Music Unlimited for only $7.99/month for a monthly subscription or $79/year for an annual subscription, if you're a Prime member. Non-Prime customers pay $9.99/month. Or, if you want to do a bit of exploring first, sign up for a free 90-day trial. Happy listening from my WFH station to yours!

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