Amazon has cut the price of its Music Unlimited streaming music subscription service for U.S. students. Student’s who are not Prime Members will pay $4.99 per month, matching a similar offer for Apple Music. Students who are Prime members will pay just $6 ($1 per month) for a subscription.
Amazon’s Music Unlimited service is usually priced at $7.99 per month for Prime members and $9.99 for non-Prime members. The streaming music service offers a 30-day free trial, and members may cancel at any time.
Students must be currently enrolled in a degree-granting college or university. To verify eligibility, all customers must validate student status through a third party validation service, SheerID.
Amazon is also offering the deal to students in the U.K., with pricing set at priced at £7.99 per month for Prime members and £9.99 for non-Prime members.
Amazon touted the use of Alexa to control Amazon Music Unlimited in an email to TechCrunch:
- Need music to help you study? Just ask, “Alexa, play classical music for studying,” or Alexa, play pop music for focusing.”
- Want music to help you wake up for class? Ask, “Alexa, play wake up music.”
- Can’t remember the name of a song you just heard? Just ask, “Alexa, play the song that goes ‘Don’t be afraid to catch feels,’” and Alexa will play “Feels” by Calvin Harris.
- Looking for the latest song by Justin Bieber? Ask, “Alexa, play the new song by Justin Bieber,” and Alexa will play, “Friends.”
- In the mood for songs to get ready for the big game? Ask, “Alexa, play the Tailgate Twangfest playlist.”
- Want to hear early Taylor Swift catalog? Just ask, “Alexa, play Taylor Swift from the 2000s” and Alexa will shuffle the singer’s first couple of albums.
For more information, visit the Amazon Music Unlimited website.