What is Amazon Music HD: review, price, quality

What is Amazon Music HD: review, price, quality

If you are an audiophile, you will probably love Amazon Music HD because it has the best possible audio quality – 24bit/192kHz. The library counts up to 50 million songs in premium quality as well as some 3D audio. Read on to discover more about Amazon Music HD and find out how it works.

What is Amazon Music HD?

Amazon Music adds a new tier to the music streaming platform in the highest quality streaming available for now - Ultra High Definition: up to 3730 kbps, 24bit/192kHz, it has more than 10 times bitrate than standard music streaming services. Its library includes more than 50 million tracks in Ultra High Definition format, High Definition format and even 3D, so you can listen to your favorite songs in the best existing quality. To use Amazon Music HD, you can download the app.

How much does the subscription for Amazon Music HD cost?

Amazon Music HD subscription cost $12.99/month for Prime members or $14.99/month for Amazon customers. If you are already an Amazon Music Unlimited subscriber (Individual or Family Plan), you can upgrade to Amazon Music HD for an additional $5/month. If you are not an Amazon subscriber, you can try it for free for 90 days.

Which devices support Amazon Music HD?

  • Amazon devices: Alexa-enabled Echo devices (2nd generation and later), Fire TVs and Fire Tablets, The Echo Studio, Echo Link, and Echo Amp.
  • Android devices: most Android devices released after 2014. Make sure that your device has Android Lollipop or later update.
  • iOS devices: most iPhones and iPads issued since 2014 (running on iOS 11).
  • Windows computers: depends on the built-in audio player and DAC, which varies by device. You can check your manufacturer specifications.
  • Mac computers: any Mac from 2013 on.

Note: Make sure your device supports 16-bit/44.1 kHz or higher.

What is 3D audio?

3D audio is an immersive audio format included in the Amazon Music HD library. It turns stereo tracks into a multidimensional audio experience and makes a song or a melody all-encompassing, pure, and deep. There are more than a thousand 3D tracks in Amazon Music HD library, mastered in Dolby Atmos and Sony’s 360 Reality Audio codecs. Songs which are available in 3D have a little 3D icon next to them in your Amazon Music app.

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