Prime Music is available for the Kindle Fire (2d Generation only), Fire HD and Fire HDX as well as Android and iOS devices who are members of Amazon Prime. You can get a free 30 day trial of Prime.
You must have at least the following firmware on your Fire. If your firmware is older than the numbers below, you'll need to update the firmware on your fire before you can get Prime Music.
HDX 8.9: 188.8.131.52.2
HDX 7: 184.108.40.206.2.
HD 2ndG: 220.127.116.11.2
HD 8.9: 8.4.9
HD 1stG: 7.4.9
Fire 2G: 10.4.9
Once you do, Amazon will shortly thereafter unlock Prime Music on the device. The following tips apply only to Prime Music on the Fire. iOS and Android implementations are slightly different.A quick user's guide to Prime Music (Fire OS) (Updated)
To access Prime Music, just tap on the Music tab on your Fire. If it's been unlocked on your device, you'll see one of the screens below.
First you have to select music to add to your library.
From this screen (which you get to by tapping on the Prime Music banner in the store or by tapping on Menu and then Prime Music in the sidebar menu):
you can add individual songs, playlists or albums to your account. You can pick a genre by tapping on the "All Genres" under Prime Music in the upper left hand corner.
* Tap on the blue +Add
to add songs to your library.
* Tap on a playlist and on the next screen, examine the songs--you can add them individually or tap on the +Add Playlist to Library
* Tap on an Album and on the next screen, like playlists, you can add songs individually or tap on the +Add Album to Library
You can search for artists, songs, album names or record label names (Smithsonian Folkways, for example). To make sure you see only Prime results, after creating your search (text box in upper right), tap on "All Genres" under the "Search Results, and then tap on Filter. Tap on "Prime Music Only." The filter is not available until AFTER you've performed the search.
If you don't do this, the results you get are NOT only Prime. You can pick out the Prime items by the Prime banner on the upper left hand corner of the album cover thumbnail and by the Prime icon next to $0.00 as the price.
Once you've added some music to your library, it will appear mixed in with your music on your cloud.
Not on your device.
Tap on the Menu button in the upper left hand corner and you'll see this:
Tapping on Prime Music will take you back to the Welcome to Prime Music screen.
Tapping on Prime Playlists will take you to available playlists. Tap on a playlist to see what it contains and to add either the whole playlist or individual songs to your library. Once you add a playlist to your library, it will be available through the Playlists menu option in your library and the music on it will be available in your cloud.To Play Music
If you've added an album, tap on Albums then tap on Cloud. Again, you'll be able to tell the Prime icons by the Prime banner in the upper left hand corner of the album thumbnail. Tap on the thumbnail. You can play all, play individual songs or download them to your device.
If you tap on Artist > Cloud, artists for which you have Prime music do NOT have a Prime banner. But, if you tap on the artist, the albums with Prime banners will show as well as individual songs. You can choose an album or song to play from this screen. (Individual songs have a little orange checkmark and a blue P if they are Prime. You can choose an album or song to play from this screen. Tap on the album cover to play or download the album, or you can tap on an individual song to play.
If you've added Playlists, you can tap on Playlists on the menu sidebar and you'll see any playlists you've created as well as the Prime Playlists, clearly indicated:
On any screen in your library (not the store), you can also press and hold on an album cover in your library to download it, add to a playlist (unless you're viewing your playlists) or remove from library.What you see when you're browsing or searching (Fire OS).
When you're browsing the store, if songs are already in your library, it will tell you that. Here's a result of a seach for Pete Seeger. You can see songs that are already in my library and also how the album covers that are in Prime are marked. If I click on a Prime album, I'll either be able to add it to my library, or in these cases, have a button to tap to see the album in my library.Browsing Playlists (Fire OS)
(Note, this is on a Fire HDX--it works slightly differently on the iOS version and, I suppose, on the non-Fire Android version.)
When you're viewing Playlists in the store, you can select them both by category and genre. Tap on Prime Playlists in the side menu to go to the Playlists in the Store (or get there from the Prime Music store).
Then, tap on the little dropdown menu below Prime Playlists. You can select one of the options under Categories AND then choose a Genre. Picking Artists, Classical gets you, well, Yo-Yo Ma. Apparently not a lot of classical music lovers at Amazon.