Amazon Music Storage is shutting down – here’s what you need to know

Amazon has announced that it’s shutting down its Music Storage service, which allows customers to store up to 250 songs in a cloud library, on April 30 – but that’s not to mean you won’t be able to access your collection. 

The move is an extension of Amazon’s decision to prohibit customers from uploading new tracks to Music Storage, which came into effect in December. Users will have up until January to export all of their music to a different platform.

In the meantime, customers can instruct the firm to preserve their library until January by diving into Music Settings, then tapping Keep my Songs. They’ll need to do so before April 30, though, or their entire collection will be removed.

“Your Amazon Music digital purchases will continue to remain securely stored for playback and download – no further action is required to retain those,” wrote Amazon in an email sent to Music Storage customers on March 29.

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Amazon also reiterated that the shutdown of Music Storage will not affect Amazon Music Unlimited or Amazon Prime Music, the firm’s two on-demand music-streaming services – the latter of which is free with a Prime subscription.

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