A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this app.
What parents need to know
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What's it about?
Amazon Music gives you access to all the music you buy digitally on the logged-in Amazon account as well as streaming options either from Amazon Music Unlimited or Amazon Prime Music. Create playlists or browse curated lists. Browse, search, and stream music from channels organized by decade, genre, song title, or artist. Even some CDs purchased on Amazon can be automatically ripped to an Amazon Music account to be streamed. Other music files can be loaded into and played from the app, including iTunes playlists.
Is it any good?
With subscription choices, streaming and download options, and plenty of customization, this music-streaming app has almost everything listeners want -- and without the ads. Options include a sleep timer, choices for audio quality, and selections for cache size to keep music from hogging data and storage on the device. Suggested playlists and channels give a variety of music options. With an Amazon Echo device, users have access to a special subscription and can stream music through Alexa. There are no parental controls to restrict access to certain songs, though, so kids could have access to your full music library plus streaming options that contain explicit lyrics. Parents should know that the search history can be easily cleared, too.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about their favorite songs and easily try out new genres of music with Amazon Music's vast library.
Since there are no parental controls, parents may want to talk to tweens and teens about lyrics that may be objectionable and discuss their family guidelines for using those words in songs or in conversation.
- Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
- Price: Free to download
- Pricing structure: Free (free with Amazon Prime account, more access for $7.99-$14.99/month)
- Release date: October 12, 2016
- Category: Music
- Topics: Music and Sing-Along
- Size: 92.40 MB
- Publisher: AMZN Mobile LLC
- Version: 6.0
- Minimum software requirements: iOS 8.0 or later; Android 4.1 and up
- Last updated: November 10, 2016
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