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Galaxy Tab: How to Buy Music from Amazon

By Dan Gookin

A more specific solution for buying music for the Galaxy Tab is to use the Amazon MP3 store. It’s a universal approach, which works on just about every Android device, including the Galaxy Tab.

The best way to use the Amazon MP3 store is to have an Amazon account. If you don’t have one set up, use your computer to visit and create one. You also need to keep a credit card on file for the account, which makes purchasing music with the Galaxy Tab work O so well.

You also need to download the Amazon MP3 app for your Tab.

Follow these steps to buy music from the Amazon MP3 store:

  1. Ensure that you’re using a Wi-Fi or high-speed digital network connection.

  2. From the Apps Menu, choose the Amazon MP3 app.

    The Amazon MP3 app connects you with the online Amazon music store, where you can search or browse for tunes to preview and purchase for your Galaxy Tab.

    The Amazon MP3 store presents you with two options for purchasing music: Store and Player. The Store option is where you buy music to download to your Galaxy Tab. The Player option lets you save your music on the Internet, where you can play it from any device connected to the Internet.

  3. Touch the Store button.

  4. Fill in the Search Amazon MP3 text field to begin your music quest.

    Or, you can browse by top-selling songs and albums, new releases, or browse by category.

  5. Choose a result.

    If the result is an album, choosing it displays the album’s tracks. Otherwise, an audio preview plays.

    When the result is an album, choose a song in the album to hear the preview.

    Touch the song again to stop the preview.

  6. To purchase the song, touch the big button with the amount in it.

    Some buttons say FREE, for free songs.

    Touching the button doesn’t purchase the song. Instead, its text changes into the word BUY.

  7. Touch the word BUY.

  8. If necessary, you may need to accept the license agreement.

    This step happens the first time you buy something from the Amazon MP3 store.

  9. Sign in to your account: Type your account name or e-mail address and password.

    Your purchase is registered, account authorized, and download started. If they aren’t, touch the Retry button to try again.

  10. Wait while the music downloads.

    Well, actually, you don’t have to wait: The music continues to download while you do other things on the Tab.

No notification icon appears when the song or album has finished downloading. Notice, however, that the MP3 Store Downloading icon vanishes from the notification part of the screen. It’s your clue that the new music is ready for your ears.

  • Amazon e-mails you a bill for your purchase. That’s your purchase record.

  • You can review your Amazon MP3 store purchases by touching the bottom Menu icon button in the Amazon MP3 app and choosing the Downloads command.