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[Amazon.ca] Amazon Music HD 3 months free (again)

Another day, another free music subscription offer. Amazon Music HD is free for 3 months again (last time was July: amazon-3-months-free-amazon-music-unlimited-2388139/)
Offer includes Unlimited and Family Plan. It's as good as any of the other music services (don't confuse this with the basic Amazon Prime limited streaming music service). The only drawback is that rival Google doesn't want to know about it, so you can't use it directly with Google Home/Assistant.

The web page says new subscribers only, but Amazon.ca sent me a unique email link, and they must know I'm a previous (free) subscriber - so maybe? (haven't tried it yet because I've still got 2 more months on Apple Music).

Amazon.com has the same offer if you have a U.S. Amazon account.
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Mar 21, 2019
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Might be good to mention that Quebec is not eligible.
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Aug 26, 2002
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Just signed up for the trial and tried it out. The app doesn't seem to play... picked a song and it plays a < 1 sec snippet then stops. Looking at the progress bar, it doesn't seem to buffer more than the start of the song and then it stops. Tried it on both my iPhone and iPad... anyone having issues?
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rvs007 wrote: Just signed up for the trial and tried it out. The app doesn't seem to play... picked a song and it plays a < 1 sec snippet then stops. Looking at the progress bar, it doesn't seem to buffer more than the start of the song and then it stops. Tried it on both my iPhone and iPad... anyone having issues?
I just signed up for the free trial and it's been streaming fine on my iPhone for the past 30 minutes. Each new song seems to buffer fully within 5 seconds.
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Apr 12, 2018
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Quebec residents are not eligible for a free trial and will receive a monthly membership for $14.99 ($12.99 for Prime members) per month, with the first 4 months included at no charge.
If I'm reading this correctly, Quebec residents are getting the first 4 months free, and charged $14.99 ($12.99 for Prime) starting on the 5th month. So Quebec gets a better deal than the RoC!
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Whoa! They actually have Garth Brooks music to stream!

Definitely trying this one out. Apple Music is good and I like the new radio stations they have, but Amazon has higher quality streams for not much more a month. I would just give up listening to some albums that aren’t available to stream anywhere (and I use iTunes Match or whatever it is to let me listen to those on my phone when I’m out sometimes).
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Thanks OP, just signed up and started comparing to my existing Spotify. Running QC25 on ASRock 370z Pro so, no DAC and very basic setup but, I can notice the richness of HD over the very high bitrate from Spotify. I had to drop my volume level on HD, which clearly is subjective and very humble comparison of the two. For better directions check here
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TomRFD wrote: I just signed up for the free trial and it's been streaming fine on my iPhone for the past 30 minutes. Each new song seems to buffer fully within 5 seconds.
Thanks for confirming. Did some research and it looks like starting with app version 9 they implemented a DRM restriction that stops playing on jailbroken devices. So I had to downgrade the app to v8.9.5 to get the music to work. But I lose out on the HD and UltraHD music. Don’t think I’ll be keeping the subscription past the 3 months since I already have Spotify Premium.
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How do I know if I qualify? When I go to the link it says I have to pay. Is there a promo code or something?
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Oct 20, 2015
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Do you need to be prime member?
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dangdwn wrote: Do you need to be prime member?
No. There is a lower monthly fee if you are already a Prime member (after the free promo period).
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Jun 15, 2013
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got it! thanks op.
is there a way to cancel ahead of time without forfeiting the 90 days?
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seafoodmwg wrote: got it! thanks op.
is there a way to cancel ahead of time without forfeiting the 90 days?
Yes, you can cancel any time and it remains good until the end of the offer period.
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Scote64 wrote: Yes, you can cancel any time and it remains good until the end of the offer period.
thanks, that’s what i was thinking.

having trouble actually navigating to that though. the area i think it would be (via browser, not app) gives me an error and says to try later. anyone else getting that?

edit: yeah, site is definitely not cooperating right now (under “advanced controls” part of subscription section). will try later.
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Feb 7, 2007
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thanks op! this plays 24bit flac directly through HEOS on my receiver. however i noticed i cannot get that quality through any type of device streaming (airplay/bluetooth)
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rick_das wrote: thanks op! this plays 24bit flac directly through HEOS on my receiver. however i noticed i cannot get that quality through any type of device streaming (airplay/bluetooth)
Darn! My Yamaha receiver doesn’t have Amazon Music in its streaming sites list. Guess I’m stuck with AirPlay or the Apple TV app (which doesn’t support the Ultra HD modes in its app AFAIK.
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Says:
CDN$ 7.99 per month for 90 days
CDN$ 12.99 per month after
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Should be good if u could cancell subscription before the end.
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