Amazon Music HD now free for 3 months – and there’s no catch

Amazon Music HD gives you access to 70 million songs in CD-quality and hi-res audio – double the bitrate of many standard music streaming services. Better still, you can get a 3-month free trial, worth up to £45, without paying a penny!

In our five-star review of Amazon Music HD we called it “up there with the best” and noted that it was “excellent value” compared to rival HD streaming services such as Tidal and Qobuz

After the first three months, Amazon Music HD automatically renews at £14.99 per month (£12.99 per month for Prime members). There’s no contract, so you can cancel anytime.

Amazon typically only offers a 1-month free trial, so grab this fantastic 3-month free trial before it expires on 1st March 2021.

Amazon Music HD 3-month trial £45 FREE
Intuitive desktop and mobile apps, good CD-quality and a hi-res library – all free for three months! New subscriber to Amazon Music Unlimited? This freebie is a no-brainer. Sign up by 1st March and fill your boots for free.View Deal

So what is Amazon Music HD? And should you really try it out? 

Amazon has been in the music streaming business for well over a decade, first with its Amazon Prime offering, and then with its fully-fledged Apple Music and Spotify rival, Amazon Music Unlimited. As of late last year it has also gone a step further by taking on the likes of Tidal and Qobuz with its own CD-quality and hi-res music streaming tier. And, you guessed it, this is the service we’re talking about: Amazon Music HD.

You can access Amazon Music HD through three different avenues: a web browser, a dedicated desktop app or through an Android or iOS mobile app – although it’s worth noting that you can’t actually stream CD-quality music or hi-res tracks on the web browser mode.

Amazon refers to HD tracks as having a ”bit depth of 16-bits, a minimum sample rate of 44.1 kHz (also referred to as CD-quality), and an average bitrate of 850 kbps”. What the service calls UHD tracks, on the other hand, “have a bit depth of 24-bits, sample rates ranging from 44.1 kHz up to 192 kHz, and an average bitrate of 3730 kbps.”

It’s a great service: it’s easy to use, has an extensive library of CD-quality and hi-res music and it is cheaper than its competitors. Our advice? A free 90-day trial seems like a no brainer, whether you plan to pay for it afterwards or not.


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