When comparing Last.fm vs Amazon Music Unlimited, the Slant community recommends Last.fm for most people. In the question“What are the best music streaming services?” Last.fm is ranked 5th while Amazon Music Unlimited is ranked 13th. The most important reason people chose Last.fm is:
Last.fm scrobbles music from wide range of devices and music players, not just from official apps such as [Scrobbler for Windows and Mac](www.last.fm/download), [Scrobbler for iOS](https://itunes.apple.com/app/scrobbler-for-ios/id585235199), [Last.fm for Android](https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=fm.last.android) and [Last.fm for Spotify](http://open.spotify.com/app/lastfm), but also a wide range of 3rd party Last.fm apps that are available on many platforms, built using the [official Last.fm API](www.last.fm/api) such as [ScrobbleMe for Windows Phone](https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/apps/scrobbleme/9nblggh0dg4r), [Simple Last.fm Scrobbler for Android](https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.adam.aslfms&hl=en), [Last.fm Scrobbler for Chrome](https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/lastfm-scrobbler/hhinaapppaileiechjoiifaancjggfjm?hl=en), [FoxyScrobbler for Firefox](https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/firefox/addon/foxyscrobbler/) and the built-in Last.fm scrobbling in Deezer.
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Pro Supports a wide range of platforms, music players and browsers
Last.fm scrobbles music from wide range of devices and music players, not just from official apps such as Scrobbler for Windows and Mac, Scrobbler for iOS, Last.fm for Android and Last.fm for Spotify, but also a wide range of 3rd party Last.fm apps that are available on many platforms, built using the official Last.fm API such as ScrobbleMe for Windows Phone, Simple Last.fm Scrobbler for Android, Last.fm Scrobbler for Chrome, FoxyScrobbler for Firefox and the built-in Last.fm scrobbling in Deezer.
Last.fm checks what you listen to the most, they're calling it scrobbling, and streams songs based on that information. It works via your computer, smartphone, iPod and other music services.
Pro Last.fm Tag/Artist radio
Play songs similar to "X" from Youtube.
Pro Discount for prime customers
Prime customers get a discount on the service.
Pro Great web app
This service's web app works really well.
Pro Possible to transfer purchased music between devices with no limitations
Purchased music can be downloaded and transfered to other music players/file storage devices.
Pro Great recommendations
The built-in recommendations feature is great, since it uses both content purchased from Amazon and streamed music to calculate new suggestions.
Pro Supports uploading custom tracks
Upload your own music files with the option to buy more storage if you have more than the limit.
Pro Mobile applications available
Mobile applications for Android and iOS.
Pro Desktop client
Desktop client for Mac and Windows.
Con Lack of compositions
The most popular are there, but forget about something unique.
Con There is no one-time life subscription
Con Low audio quality
Con Rips artists off
Amazon pays artists even less than Spotify! Per count, as of march 2018 Amazon paid $0.0040, Spotify $0.0044, Apple Music $0.0074 and Tidal $0.0125.
Con Clunky desktop app
This service's desktop app is clunky and nowhere near as nice as its web client.