Who needs Black Friday?
This Cyber Monday, you can pick up a third-generation Echo Dot for £22 and nab yourself an Amazon Music Unlimited subscription for free. This deal is a very convincing two-parter: the Echo Dot has never been cheaper, not even on Black Friday, and there’s no denying the appeal of a free Amazon Music Unlimited subscription.
If you’re a regular old Amazon customer, you’ll get three months of Music Unlimited when you purchase the Echo Dot for £22. If you happen to be a Prime member, however, that figure increases to four months, provided you don’t already own a Music Unlimited subscription.
Hopefully, you know what an Echo Dot is by now. Amazon’s smallest smart speaker may not pack much of a punch in the audio department, but it’s the cheapest way to set up Alexa, the digital assistant who can answer your questions, read weather/news/traffic reports and control your smart home tech (among many other things).
So what on Earth is Amazon Music Unlimited? In short, it’s a more expensive version of the standard Amazon Prime Music streaming service. Like Spotify Premium, Amazon Music Unlimited is totally advert-free, and allows you to download tracks for offline listening. It also functions with the Amazon Alexa digital assistant, so you can ask your new Echo Dot politely (or otherwise) to change tracks.
Most crucial, however, is that Music Unlimited offers a vastly superior library of songs when compared to Prime Music – 40 million, to be precise, where Prime Music only offers 2 million.
In short, Amazon Music Unlimited is the subscription service you want if you’re already invested in the Amazon ecosystem. It’s also the only one of the two Amazon services that can go toe-to-toe with the likes of Spotify Premium and Apple Music. If you’re interested, we suggest you quit stalling and act now before this deal expires.