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Amazon Music vs. Spotify: Which One Would be Better

By Vicky Lewis

November 18, 2017

Except for Apple Music, Amazon Music and Spotify is increasingly become more popular for people to enjoy high-quality online music streaming services. When you are facing the dilemma to pick a more suitable one for yourself, you would begin to make some comparisons between them. So, when Amazon Music competes with Spotify, which one would be better?

Amazon Music vs. Spotify


The users of Spotify is going to increase, and in June, 2017, the number of Spotify users has growth to more than 60 million.

Spotify Music


Spotify provides 2 versions for users – Spotify Free and Spotify Premium. Spotify Free is totally free for using, while Spotify Premium has 3 different process. The normal individual plan is $9.99/month. If you are a student, you can enjoy a 50% student discount, at $4.99/month, for using Spotify Premium. You can also select the family plan, which is $14.99, including up to 6 accounts.

Available Platforms:

Spotify is available on Windows, macOS, Linux PC, and iOS, Android, and Windows phone smartphones as well as tablets. Spotify also makes users be able to connect the program with some entertainment systems such as cars, smartwatches, speakers, receivers, TVs, etc. Spotify songs can also be played on Web player, and in June, 2017, it became available on Windows Store as an app.


* Spotify allows users to interact with friends inside the program. Users are able to "Follow" their friends and share playlists with each other. You can view what songs your friends listen to recently. You can also design the playlists by yourself freely. You would even get some recommendations by Spotify according to your listening history.

* In May, 2017, Spotify has released a new function named Spotify Code to its program. With the Spotify Code, users could share specific artist, album, songs, and playlists with other people by scanning the code bar with the camera.

Related readings:

How to Get Spotify's 50% Student Discount

How to Convert Spotify Music to MP3

Amazon Music

Amazon Music is a music streaming platform, online music store, and music locker which provides music without DRM (Digital Rights Management) from 4 major labels (EMI, Universal, Warner Music, and Sony BMG) and some other independents.

Amazon Music


Amazon Music has 2 versions – Amazon Prime and Amazon Music Unlimited, for choosing. Amazon Prime has 3 plans for different charges, including Prime Video for $8.99/mon, normal Amazon Prime individual plan for $10.99/mon, and annul plan for $99/year. Amazon Music Unlimited has plans for individual as well as family. The individual plan of Amazon Music Unlimited costs $7.99/month or $79/year, and family plan costs $14.99/month or $149/year. Additionally, Amazon Music Unlimited has a special plan for Echo plan, which is $3.99/month.

Available Platforms:

Amazon Music is available on macOS, Ios, Windows, Android, FireOS, Alexa, and some automobiles as well as TVs. Users have access to purchase songs on website. To download the songs, users can use Amazon Music Player (supports Windows 7 or later, and Mac OS X 10.9 or later).


*Amazon Music allows users to play the music on a web browser, a mobile app, desktop application, Sonos, and other platforms such as TVs.

*Users are able to store the music they like in Amazon Music, then download them to any devices with the application signed in with the same account. Amazon Music acts like the Cloud Library to store the online music.

After comparing these two music streaming services, which one would be your pick? Spotify would be more professional for playing songs on mobile devices such as iPhone, Android, etc. while Amazon Music would be better at its web players. Select the one better suitable to you and enjoy the music!

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