Amazon Music

Application Details:

Version: 9.4.x
License: Subscription
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 8.8

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Test Results

Selected Test Results

What works

The app is able to stream music in HD. (The app reports it's able to play back at 24 bit / 48 kHz which is the max my hardware supports.)

What does not

The key bindings to my keyboard's Play/Pause, Next, and Back buttons don't work.

Initially when I would run the application, I would get an error dialog that says "No update.ini file found in C:\users\\AppData\Local\Amazon Music/update.ini". I was able to dismiss this error and proceed with using the application.


I created an empty update.ini file in the location referenced by the error dialog and after that the error stopped popping up when starting Amazon Music.

Also, I had to install "all fonts" using winetricks in order for the fonts in the app to look normal. Initially I just had the "core fonts" installed and the font didn't match what you see in the web player or the Windows desktop app. With "all fonts" installed the text looks pretty much the same.

What was not tested

Streaming in higher fidelity than 24 bit / 48 kHz.

Hardware tested


  • GPU: Intel
  • Driver: open source

Additional Comments

Per guidance I found online, I installed Amazon Music in a Windows 10 wine prefix that had DXVK installed in it. I first tried it in the 8.0 stable version of wine but the application did not work once installed, so I switched to 8.1-staging and achieved the results described in this submission.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 22.04 "Jammy" (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 15 20238.8Yes Yes YesGoldMatthew W Eckelman 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Feb 21 20238.1-stagingYes Yes YesGoldEvan Griffith 
CurrentLinux Mint 21.1Feb 15 20238.1-stagingYes Yes YesSilverLucas 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux 11.x "Bullseye" x86_64Dec 27 20227.22-stagingYes Yes YesSilvermide 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Nov 21 20227.21-stagingYes Yes NoSilverEvan Griffith 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
54638 amazon music does not let wineserver quit (on shutdown) UNCONFIRMED View

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Wine 8.0
by Matthew W Eckelman on Wednesday January 25th 2023, 18:46
Amazon Music works well with the same results of previous Wine 7.22-staging. Runing Ubuntu 22.04.1 LTS. Comsumes more resourced thatn I'd expect. I now use Amazon Music on my Linux PC everyday!
1. Be sure to run "winetricks -q allfonts" or it won't work at all.
2. Had to instantiate the file: "/home/matt/.wine/drive_c/users/matt/AppData/Local/Amazon Music/update.ini" as it was complaining about it missing.
RE: Wine 8.0
by Evan Griffith on Monday March 6th 2023, 23:18
Thank you for your information Matthew! It appears that you commented your potential test results rather than posting them in the correct format. To post your results, press the "Add test data" button under the other test results for very 9.4.x.

Best Regards,
Evan Griffith