I just belatedly learned that the Amazon Music cloud storage service is being discontinued. I'm not sure I'm reading Amazon's explanation correctly, and I don't want to make a mistake that would cause me to lose the music I have already uploaded. I see that Amazon's instructions say: "To play or download your previously uploaded songs after your subscription expires, go to Your Amazon Music Settings and select “Keep my songs.” This needs to be done before your subscription expires."
I understand this to mean that all my songs (thousands of uploads) will remain available for me to play or download even after my subscription expires. That is, they will not be removed or deleted at all, and the only thing that will be happening is that I will no longer be able to upload new songs. Is this correct? Will my existing library of songs remain intact, available to play and download, for the indefinite future? Or will they be removed at some point?
The language I quoted above seems clear enough, but I keep reading in articles and blogs that the uploaded music will be removed and that it's therefore essential that you download copies because you won't have a chance later on.
Which is it? Is my uploaded music safe and available to me after my subscription ends, or will it be removed?
(This is very unfair, by the way. They shouldn't pull the rug out from under people. Not only did I spend time uploading, but I also invested in several Echo devices mainly because I liked the ease of listening to music).
Thanks. I've heard people say that, but the page I am quoting from gives no deadine at all. It just suggests that you'll be able to keep playing and downloading your songs indefinitely. It's astounding they couldn't just say it clearly and simply.
I'm in the process of trying to download my songs right now, but they don't make it easy. I believe they don't provide a way to simply download everything with one command, but they require that you select individual songs, albums or artists. It's a very tedious process for those of us who have a giant library. And I'm in the middle of it now. Despite my fast internet connection, it is taking forever. It seems to stop for hours at a time making no progress at all, so they may be throttling the ability to download large quantities of songs at a single session.
Now if they would only refund my money on all the Echos I've purchased mainly to be able to listen to my music. I wish I had waited for Google Home.