Amazon Music Unlimited Caters to Broke College Students With $5/Month Offer

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Amazon has joined the fray and is now offering a discounted music streaming option for broke college students.

Amazon Music Unlimited, which is a separate subscription from Amazon Prime and offers “tens of millions” of songs compared to the 2 million Prime Music offers, will cost students $4.99 a month.

If you’re not a student, the service runs for $9.99 per month. Prime members do get a small discount, bringing their monthly fee to $7.99 per month.

To qualify for the special pricing, you’ll need to prove you’re enrolled in a degree-granting college or university in the United States or the United Kingdom.

Amazon Music Unlimited Is Late to the Student Discount Game

Amazon Music Unlimited’s competitors are ahead of the curve when it comes to offering students discounted streaming services. They have also set the tone for pricing, so Amazon’s monthly fee should not be a surprise.

Spotify, Apple Music and TIDAL all offer students discounted services for $4.99.

Apple Music offers three free months of service for new users, while Amazon, TIDAL and Spotify each offer one free month.

Got Amazon Prime? Get Music Unlimited for $1 a Month

For a limited time, Amazon offers an additional discount for Prime users who are also students. You will have to give up your free month of service, but you’ll get the first six months of Amazon Music Unlimited for $6.

This deal saves you $18.95 over the six-month period, including your one free month, making it a far better option. Of course, this assumes you’ve already paid for your $49 discounted Amazon Prime subscription.

If you don’t already have Amazon Prime, and the fast shipping and slew of other features can’t convince you to subscribe, save your $49 and stick with the free month.

Desiree Stennett (@desi_stennett) is a staff writer at The Penny Hoarder.

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