Play Amazon Music Offline? Solved!

Posted by Adam Gorden on Jul 14, 2022 5:00 PM.
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Among Amazon Music services, aka Amazon Music subscriptions, Amazon Music Prime and Amazon Music Unlimited are the two most popular. At this moment Amazon even makes them more welcome with music fans around the world - Amazon Prime Music comes "free" as part of a Prime membership and Amazon Music HD is now part of Amazon Music Unlimited.

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Streaming music on Amazon Music is great, but it's not so convenient for modern music fans either to have millions of collections on their devices or to use phone data streaming music all the time. Also, it's frustrating when the songs cut out for a few seconds due to the unsolid network connection. Amazon Music offline mode makes sense for above situations. So, is there an Amazon Music offline mode to listen to Amazon Music offline?

Yes, there is an Amazon Music offline mode. In this article, we'll tell how it functions in Amazon Music Prime and Amazon Music Unlimited and which to choose to listen to Amazon Music offline.

Part 1. Can You Listen to Amazon Music Offline?
Part 2. Services to Activate Amazon Music Offline Mode
Part 3. How to Play Amazon Music Offline without Limits

Part 1. Can You Listen to Amazon Music Offline?

can you listen to Amazon Music offline? Yes. One of the most popular features provided in Amazon Music is offline mode - that is to download songs from Amazon, of course further for listening to Amazon Music offline. It is included in Amazon Music Prime and Amazon Music Unlimited, one of which to be activated can enable the offline listening.

True, it's perfect to stream Amazon Music online and listen to Amazon Music offline. However, when it comes to the offline mode, the two Amazon Music services have their respective limits.

Part 2. Services to Activate Amazon Music Offline Mode

Amazon Music also offers two music download options for customers who have activated membership for Prime and Unlimited, but what's behind the same Download icon in the app can be different. Reading on to see what information can be useful for choosing a better plan.

Amazon Music download services

2.1 For Amazon Music Prime to Download Music

For membership for Prime can have access to 2 million songs at no extra cost, Prime members can download music from Amazon in 2 ways: download music on Amazon Music app and download the purchased music from Amazon Music Digital Store.

Download music on Amazon Music Prime App

For Amazon Prime Music members, songs with Amazon Prime Music titles can be downloaded from Amazon Music mobile app. A frequent situation is that the music you want to download is a special offer and need you to go Unlimited, which can be awkward.

Cost: $14.99/month for Amazon Prime Music membership; free to download songs with Amazon Prime Music titles

Format: DRM-protected format

Note: If the catalog in Prime is insufficient to download for offline playback, you can also upgrade to Music Unlimited. In addition to an expanded catalog, the step-up now includes the original HD service for Prime members.

Download the Purchased Music from Amazon Music Digital Store

In addition to download Amazon Music Prime on app, Prime members also can download music from Amazon Music Digital Store, however, a purchase or a previous purchase is needed. In fact, to purchase and download music from Amazon Music Digital Store on a Web browser, the prime membership is required. So, what's the extra cost is all about? Well, it's about the music unlocked.

You might have seen the difference if the tip for "Format" is noticed. The Amazon Music download from app is locked with DRM while the purchased music from Amazon Music Digital Store is in a MP3 format with the standard 256kbps.

Cost: $14.99/month for Amazon Prime Music membership; average $9/album in Amazon Music Digital Store

Format: DRM-free 256kbps MP3 format for purchased music

download Amazon Music on Prime app

2.1 For Amazon Music Unlimited to Download Music

For subscription for Unlimited can have access to an expanded catalog of 90 million songs, among which 20 million are enabled in HD audio quality.

Download music on Amazon Music Unlimited App

For Amazon Music Unlimited subscribers, almost all the songs from Amazon Music can be downloaded from Amazon Music mobile app, expect for those have a licensing deal with the artist or the rights holder. HD music is special for Amazon Music Unlimited subscribers to download.

Cost: $8/month for Prime members or $10/month for non-Prime members (after 3-month free trail available); free to download songs with Amazon Prime Music titles

Format: DRM-protected format

Download the Purchased Music from Amazon Music Digital Store

Unfortunately, there wouldn't be an extra discount for Amazon Music Unlimited subscribers to purchase music from Amazon Music Digital Store. However, if want to own a favorite album and downloaded it in DRM-free MP3s, then purchasing music from Amazon is also a good option.

Cost: $8/month for Prime members or $10/month for non-Prime members (after 3-month free trail available)

Format: DRM-free 256kbps MP3 format for purchased music

download Amazon Music on Unlimited app

Now you should know which subscription plans to choose to listen to Amazon Music offline, click here to check how to download music from Amazon to get the detailed instruction for multiple devices to download from an Amazon Music app or a Web browser. Still there is one question left – how to play Amazon Music offline?

Part 3. How to Play Amazon Music Offline without Limits

Regardless of the MP3 which enable you for more individual uses, however, even you have paid for Prime membership or Unlimited subscription, the biggest question is that once the subscription is canceled or expired, the access to the "downloaded" songs in the offline mode will also disappear.

The same this is about the DRM in Amazon Music. According to Amazon Music, even it is in fact the music encoded in DRM that is supported in Amazon Music's offline mode, which is understandable but sometimes can be hard to accept for most Amazon Music users. This means the offline mode in Amazon Music isn't what it is thought to be - to download once and can be kept for offline listening to anytime on any device.

It seems to purchase music from Amazon Music Digital Store with an extra cost is the best. But still more needs to consider about Amazon Music cache and the confused SD card offline. Don't despair. There is the best method to listen to Amazon Music offline without limits - using ViWizard Amazon Music Converter.

Thing You'll Need: ViWizard Amazon Music Converter

What ViWizard Amazon Music Converter requires is only an Amazon Music account with subscription for Prime or Unlimited, then it will enable users to download and convert accessible songs from Amazon Music to several formats for offline listening, including MP3, M4A, M4B, MAV and FLAC. What's more, it will save the original audio quality and ID3 tags for better storage. More customization settings about the music are to be explored.

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Key Features of ViWizard Amazon Music Converter

  • Download songs from Amazon Music Prime, Unlimited, and HD Music
  • Convert Amazon Music songs to MP3, AAC, M4A, M4B, FLAC, and WAV
  • Retain the original ID3 tags and lossless audio quality of Amazon Music
  • Support customizing the output audio parameters for Amazon Music
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Step 1Select and Add Amazon Music

add amazon music songs

Download and install the correct version of ViWizard Amazon Music Converter from the 'Download' button. Also, the pre-installed Amazon Music desktop app is needed because it will be launched or relaunched for conversion once ViWizard Amazon Music is open. On Amazon Music app, make sure to sign into your account for Prime or Unlimited to get the access to the music songs. Now add whatever you like from Amazon with a simple drag and drop to tell ViWizard to download for offline listening. Now the songs should be added and listed in the center screen of ViWizard.

Step 2Set the Output Audio Parameters

select the output format

For downloading Music from Amazon, here some specific output audio parameters should be set before click the 'Convert' button. Click the menu icon and select 'Preferences' from the list. On the Preferences window, click the 'Convert' to see parameters ViWizard enable to set different from Amazon Music - output format, bit rate (or bit depth), sample rate and channel. For offline listening, MP3 format with 256kbps is recommended. Also, the bit rate can be maximized to 320kbps as HD music form Amazon. Please click 'OK' button to save the settings.

Step 3Convert and Download Amazon Music

convert amazon music

Browse and check each song's information listed - title, artist, duration and output format. Note the output format should be reset into the format you want. Also note that the output path at the bottom of the screen can be changed with a click on the three-dot icon next to it. For sorting out for offline listening, you should reset it as the folder that is easy to locate. Then click the 'Convert' button, the songs will be downloaded at a 5x speed. Click the file icon next to the three-dot icon to locate the downloaded music files.

Conclusion

Now to activate a better subscription to listen to amazon music offline should be a piece of cake. Download ViWizard Amazon Music Converter and you will have the best listening experience offline.

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