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Amazon Echo, Echo Dot Owners, Amazon Music Subscribers - Amazon Music Storage (free and paid) are being retired

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This is not a deal but a bad news for echo owners,

You will no longer be able to stream play your music through Amazon Echo.

The Amazon Music Storage subscription plans (free and paid) are being retired.

For free subscribers:
- The music upload feature is NOW disabled. You cannot upload your own music anymore
- By Jan 2019, you will no longer be able to stream music stored in Amazon Music

For New Paid Subscribers (Customer who signed up between now and Jan 15, 2018):
- No New subscriptions will be accepted after January 15, 2018

For Existing Paid subscribers: (Customer who signed up before Dec 19, 2017):
- If your current storage plan expires without being renewed, you won't have the option to re-start your subscription.
- Keep in mind your service is being retired.


Official announcement link:https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/cu...=201379330

If you plan to stream your custom music using voice command, you may consider Google Play Music, but you need to buy Google Homes
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Last Edited by zachcsudh December 28, 2017 at 10:02 AM
AMAZON MUSIC AND AMAZON MUSIC UNLIMITED ARE NOT AFFECTED

The Amazon Music Storage Free 250 Song Storage Plan is unable to upload new songs as of December 18, 2017.

New subscriptions to the Paid 250,000 Song Storage Plan will only be accepted until January 15, 2018.

All Paid 250,000 Song Storage Plans will be able to continue to renew their plans after this date.

After January 15, 2018, non-renewed plans will not be able to reactivate their plans.

From Amazon's page:
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Important - Upcoming Changes to Music Storage Plans
Note: These changes only impact music you've imported. Music purchased from Amazon (MP3s or AutoRip from CDs) remains securely stored for playback and download.

Free 250 Song Storage Plan

As of December 18, 2017, the ability to upload music will be removed from the Amazon Music for PC/Mac app.

Music that is already uploaded can be played and downloaded until January 2019. See Downloading Your Music for more information on how to download.

Paid 250,000 Song Storage Plan

While you remain a paid member, you retain the ability to upload music and renew your subscription.
You can view and manage your Amazon Music storage subscription from Your Amazon Music Settings.
If your current storage plan expires without being renewed, you won't have the option to re-start your subscription.
Once expired, your Amazon music purchases will remain securely stored for free, but you will not be able to upload music.
If you have more than 250 imported songs when your subscription period is over, you won't be able to access the additional songs.
All songs that exceed the 250 song limit are removed.
You can download and play the remaining 250 songs for one (1) year after your subscription expires, when the remaining 250 songs will be removed.

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Yet another reason why cloud-anything is never yours to own and will never be long lasting.
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Wtf...first elimination of unlimited cloud storage, and now this...sad Amazon.
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Meh I used Google anyway
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This sucks, not going to be so bad for me, but it would have been nice if they sent out a notice that the upload feature would have been disabled. I would have uploaded at least 250 songs just have on there, even though it can only be played until January 2019.
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Yet another reason why cloud-anything is never yours to own and will never be long lasting.
Yup. This should be repeated a couple of times a day.
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Yet another reason why cloud-anything is never yours to own and will never be long lasting.
As per my understanding you won't be able to play music that you didn't pay for.
Anything that was actually purchased, will work.
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Maybe I'm reading it wrong but it looks like paid members can keep the service for as long as they keep the account active.
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I use Google anyways since you can upload like 50k songs for free. I wish the Echos would work with Google Music. For now all i can do is play it via bluetooth on the Echo Show. For my use id rather have Google Music than Youtube.
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This sucks, not going to be so bad for me, but it would have been nice if they sent out a notice that the upload feature would have been disabled. I would have uploaded at least 250 songs just have on there, even though it can only be played until January 2019.
YMMV

If you never subscribed to Amazon music before, you can sign up a 3 month trial for $0.99. Upload your 250 songs and then cancel. You can then play your music until Jan 2019
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Is this retiring simply new-subscriber availability, or also cancelling existing subscribers?
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Yet another reason why cloud-anything is never yours to own and will never be long lasting.
if i'm reading this right, they are keeping it alive for people who sign up before they retire it, you just can never cancel. did I misinterpret that?

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While you remain a paid member, you retain the ability to upload music and renew your subscription.
Either way I use OneDrive for my personal paid music library, which I am fairly hopeful won't be going anywhere soon...
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