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DRM: Apple Vs Amazon Music?

Hi,
I’m considering ending my Amazon Music subscription (due to the app crashing with the latest update) & have a v.simple question that I can’t find an answer to by typing “DRM policy” -

If u buy digital music (mp3s/mp4s/etc) from Amazon Music, or iTunes, are you locked into using their respective apps/music players? Or can the music be played back anywhere without issue?

Many thanks, wishing you all the best! 😺

Comments

  • If you buy music on iTunes it is DRM free.

    You obviously lose access to anything you’ve downloaded as part of an Apple Music subscription when you end the subscription.

    You would lose access to anything you’ve downloaded during your amazon subscription too.

    As for purchased music on amazon, I’m not sure about DRM.

  • Itunes hasn’t had DRM for a long time. I convert all my ITMS music into mp3 for my car without issues.

  • edited August 11

    @klownshed thanks for the reply! 👍 yes, I thought I would lose the stuff that wasn’t bought (otherwise I’d have millions of songs! Which would be cool 😜). Good to know that digital music from Apple/iTunes is DRM free 😺

    @brambos good to know, thanks for clarifying 👍.

    The last time I bought Music (as opposed to subscribing to Amazon, b4 the pitchfork peeps try branding me as a pirate ☠️) was when I used to buy cds and rip and manage my music library. Of course that was back in the day when my pc came with a revolutionary thing called a disc drive...😉

  • edited August 11

    @gdog said:
    @klownshed thanks for the reply! 👍 yes, I thought I would lose the stuff that wasn’t bought (otherwise I’d have millions of songs! Which would be cool 😜). Good to know that digital music from Apple/iTunes is DRM free 😺

    @brambos good to know, thanks for clarifying 👍.

    The last time I bought Music (as opposed to subscribing to Amazon, b4 the pitchfork peeps try branding me as a pirate ☠️) was when I used to buy cds and rip and manage my music library. Of course that was back in the day when my pc came with a revolutionary thing called a disc drive...😉

    What's a disc drive again? 😏

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