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How much does Amazon Music Unlimited cost, can you get a free trial, and is the price worth it?

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Amazon Music Unlimited is the company's premium music streaming service, offering a much larger library than the Amazon Music Prime service that comes included with an Amazon Prime subscription – though Prime users do get a discount on the full-fat option.

Even better is that, as part of its Amazon Prime Day deals right now, Amazon is offering a four-month free trial!

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If you're interested in listening to music natively using an Amazon Echo device in particular, the Amazon Music Unlimited prices below offer strong value in the face of its competition. With a 70 million song-strong library under its belt and access to high-quality tracks, you're certainly getting your money's worth when it comes to the Amazon Music Unlimited cost. However, finding the best plan for you is crucial to getting that price right.

Amazon Music Unlimited costs $9.99 / £9.99 / AU$11.99 per month for an individual plan, though if you're a Prime member in the US or UK, you can cut that to $8.99 / £8.99 a month.

The Family plans are only available to Prime members – these unlock six accounts and cost $14.99 / £14.99 / AU$17.99, though for an even cheaper subscription, you can enable a single Echo device for $3.99 / £4.99 / AU$5.99 a month.

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Whether you select a single-device individual plan, or you're looking to share your tunes with a multi-user family subscription, the Amazon Music Unlimited price sits in a similar position to that offered by competitors Spotify and Apple Music. There's a massive library and plenty of extra features to take advantage of here, however, and that cheap Echo offer does hold its own if you're just looking to listen at home. 

Here, we're running through each Amazon Music Unlimited cost, and which price is right for your use.

Amazon Music Unlimited cost: single device plan

If you just want to connect your Echo device to the Amazon Music Unlimited service, you'll find a much lower price available to you. For just $3.99 / £4.99 / AU$5.99 a month, you can enable a single Echo speaker with the full Amazon Music Unlimited library. This plan is perfect if you're not fussed about listening to music on the go, but still want that collection of tunes available once you get home. 

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Amazon Music Unlimited - single device plan | $3.99 / £4.99 / AU$4.99 (opens in new tab)
You can stream the full Amazon Music Unlimited library without ads for as little as $3.99 / £3.99 / AU$5.99 a month if you opt to limit your tunes to a single device. This plan is designed for those after music at home, rather than on the go, as you won't be able to use the service from your phone or offline.

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Amazon Music Unlimited price: Individual Plan 

If you're not a Prime member, Amazon Music Unlimited costs $9.99 / £9.99 / AU$11.99 for an individual plan, a similar price to that offered by both Spotify and Apple Music. 

If you are a Prime member, then you only need to pay $8.99 / £8.99 (still AU$11.99, though).

You're getting access to on-demand, ad-free listening and unlimited access to a 70-million strong song library with thousands of hand-picked playlists, including offline playback. Amazon's HD higher-quality music is included at no extra cost.

If it's just you listening, but you still want access to your tunes on your phone when you're out and about, this is the plan for you.

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Amazon Music Unlimited - individual plan | $9.99 / £9.99 / AU$11.99 per month (opens in new tab)
The Amazon Music Unlimited price sits at $9.99 / £9.99 / AU$11.99 per month, which is inline with competitors Spotify and Apple Music. However, if you're already a Prime member you can save by subscribing for just $8.99 / £8.99 a month. Pick up this subscription if you're the only person looking to listen, but still want to be able to take your tunes on the go.

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You can try an individual Amazon Music Unlimited subscription plan absolutely free for the next 30 days. That's a good amount of time to test out Amazon's own music subscription service - just be sure to cancel if you're not going to continue your plan.

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Amazon Music Unlimited cost: Family Plan

If you're looking to kit the whole family out with the latest tunes, the family plan may be better suited. This plan on Amazon Music Unlimited costs $14.99 / £14.99 / AU$17.99 a month, and offers up to six accounts for unlimited use by your family. Again, that price is comparable to Spotify and Apple Music's own offering. 

Even if just one more person is going to be using your Amazon Music Unlimited account, that price makes a family plan worth it. You're paying an extra $5 / £5 for the full six-accounts, which makes it cost-effective whether you use all of them or not. 

Plus, you can still upgrade to Amazon Music HD for just a little bit extra each month, which adds plenty of value over other premium music streaming services. 

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Amazon Music Unlimited - family plan | $14.99 / £14.99 / AU$17.99 (opens in new tab)
An Amazon Music Unlimited family plan costs the same as other providers, and offers access to a massive library of songs and curated playlists. That's perfect if you're already using Amazon's services, and want to add music to your family's package.

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Not sure you need a full family plan? You can take the subscription out for a spin for a whole month without any costs with this free trial.

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Is the Amazon Music Unlimited cost worth it?

With other competitors matching the Amazon Music Unlimited cost, it can be difficult to work out whether you're picking up the best streaming service for your cash. If you're a Prime member shopping for yourself in the US or UK, the Amazon Music Unlimited price is certainly worth it, thanks to that discount on an individual plan bringing the overall cost below that of Spotify and Apple Music. 

However, if you're not a Prime member, or you're looking at more expensive family plans, there are some features that might elevate this particular music streaming service above the rest. 

The inclusion of HD music in the price is something that Spotify doesn't offer, and the 24-bit, 192kHz playback matches Apple Music's Hi-Res tracks. And it's slightly cheaper than Apple Music for Prime members, and much cheaper than Tidal for equivalent quality with or without Prime.

Is the Amazon Music Unlimited price included with Prime?

The Amazon Music Unlimited price is separate to your Prime membership, though you can save some cash if you own both in the US and UK. Amazon Music, a smaller service offering two million songs ad-free, is the limited music streaming subscription included with your existing Prime membership. 

James Pickard

James Pickard is a Deals Editor at TechRadar. After many years of scouring the net for the cheapest games and tech for his own personal use, he decided to make it his job to share those bargains with you. James also has over five years of experience covering some of the biggest sales events of the year at Eurogamer and VG247, including Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Amazon Prime Day. When not deals hunting, James can be found on the PS5, watching a classic film noir or cheering on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.