Amazon launches their music streaming service with over one million songs available

After months of vigorous negotiation between record labels, Amazon has finally launched their online music streaming service. Called 'Amazon Prime Music', it grants Prime members access to "over a million songs and hundreds of playlists"  with a Prime subscription; Amazon Prime cost $99 a year. 

Amazon Prime Music can be accessed by all major platforms, which should attract a wider audience; this includes iOS and Android. To gain access to the service, users must download or update the 'Amazon Music' app. If you're not already a Prime member, you can try out the service at no cost with a 30 day trial.

Although the initial 'one million songs' claim seems impressive, hugely popular rival Spotify claims to have over 20 million tracks available. However, the Amazon package may become more attractive as it includes music streaming, a video streaming and free two-day delivery.

Source: Amazon 

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Is this again some US/UK only deal or can one use it worldwide?

And Im guessing its just the known artists, not much of an underground hip-hop there... :(

alwaysonacoffebreak said,
Is this again some US/UK only deal or can one use it worldwide?

And Im guessing its just the known artists, not much of an underground hip-hop there... :(


Pretty much mostly Pop music and some of those crappy would find at Bath & Beyond for few dollars just like any company they trying to mainstream customers in first they got all the Daft Punk albums streaming not bad lol.

Not even available in Canada. Glad to know that amazon prime members in the USA are getting like 10x amount of perks at the same cost for a prime membership.

Stay classy amazon.

still_rookie said,
Not even available in Canada. Glad to know that amazon prime members in the USA are getting like 10x amount of perks at the same cost for a prime membership.

Stay classy amazon.

USA getting additional features from a USA based company. What a surprise indeed.

TsMkLg068426 said,

Pretty much mostly Pop music and some of those crappy would find at Bath & Beyond for few dollars just like any company they trying to mainstream customers in first they got all the Daft Punk albums streaming not bad lol.

"Lol?" Did I miss a hilarious joke?

Exciting but kind of weak compared to Spotify obviously very limited to specific Genres mostly Pop album sadly can not find one Electronic/Dance album just few here and there they got Tiesto's Just Be Album sounds like the sampler though the way tracks cut is bad. Hopefully it improves because there is zero Armin Van Buuren or Markus Schulz.

TheBlueRaja said,

Digitally imported is also your friend here. Love it.

I still listen to DI.FM, I remember listening to DI.FM when it was only 3 stations and green the site and there is still Podcast. It is just sad out of the million song on Amazon Prime the genres are limited to only Top 40.

Yeah, Amazon hasn't given much love to Windows/WP. However the website does work on Windows tablets fine, it work works decently with touch, but there's no offline mode.

WMPoweruser just posted an article today saying they're working on the Windows apps too. But they didn't give a timeline :(

Market share is not big enough yet. Some may hate that answer, but that's just a fact. Companies will push their Apps to the big guys first.

This deal is actually pretty huge--especially if you're already a Prime member. If you're not already a Prime member, you're probably still not going to see a big reason to join.

These kinds of deals are signs that the music industry is (kicking and screaming) getting closer to understanding modern market forces and consumer demand.

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