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If you're new to Amazon Music Unlimited, get 2 months and an Echo Dot for just $17

Amazon Echo Dot 3rd Gen
Amazon Echo Dot 3rd Gen (Image credit: Android Central)

Let's just get that harsh reality out front right away. This deal only applies if you've never subscribed to Amazon Music Unlimited before. I, for example, am not eligible because I've used the service before. You, however, may be able to take advantage of it. If you're new to the service, today's the day to try it out because you can get two months of Amazon Music Unlimited plus Amazon's 3rd-generation Echo Dot smart speaker (opens in new tab) on sale for $16.97 total. Amazon Music Unlimited costs $7.99 a month normally for Prime members. So this deal is adding an Echo Dot to your subscription for just an extra buck, which is crazy because the Echo Dot is going for $50 on Amazon (opens in new tab) right now. Even when it does go on sale, it's still usually selling for around $30 and not $1.

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AMU normally costs $8 a month anyway, so you're getting the Echo Dot for $1 basically, and those are going for $50 right now. You can use the Dot to stream music from the service, so it's a great pairing. Stream from other services like Spotify, too.

Tens of millions of songs, exclusive Alexa voice features and programs, unlimited skips, and ad-free programming are just a few of Amazon Music Unlimited's features. You can even download songs for offline listening. Best of all, the Amazon Music application is available to download on your computer, smartphone, tablet, and even some smart TVs so you can listen wherever, whenever.

There are also plenty of upgrade options with Music Unlimited. Upgrade to a Family Plan if you've got a whole lot of ears trying to stream the same tunes. If you're serious about your music, you can upgrade to Amazon Music Unlimited HD (opens in new tab) for the highest-quality audio around.

Just remember that getting this deal does sign you up for the service. You'll have two months to decide just how much it means to you. If you love it, keep it. If not, cancel your subscription so it doesn't renew. You can cancel at any time really, and that's great, but give it a shot. You find yourself hooked on streaming your favorite bands in a super convenient way.

J.D. Levite has been in the deals game since 2012. He has posted daily deals at Gizmodo, The Wirecutter, The Sweethome, and now for Thrifter. He was there for the first Prime Day and has braved the full force of Black Friday. If you cut him, he bleeds savings. But don't try it for real. That's a metaphor.