Amazon launches Prime Music for Amazon Prime customers

It was a little more than three years ago when Amazon launched its Prime Instant Video service, adding unlimited streaming of thousands of movies and TV shows to the existing Prime benefit of Free Two-Day Shipping. It has turned out to be one of the most important things the retailer has done for Amazon Prime members. Now, the World’s Largest Online Retailer has done the same for music as they introduce the newest benefit of its paid Prime membership, Prime Music.

With Prime Music, members can listen ad-free to over a million songs and hundreds of expert-programmed Prime Playlists. Prime Music includes tens of thousands of albums from top artists like Daft Punk, P!nk, Bruno Mars, Blake Shelton, The Lumineers, Bruce Springsteen and Madonna with more music constantly being added.

In designing Prime Music, Amazon states, “We wanted to remove the barriers between you and the music you love. We removed cost. You can listen to the entire Prime Music catalog for free — it’s included in your Prime membership. We removed interruptions. Don’t worry about having your music constantly disrupted by ads… you won’t hear any. We removed listening restrictions. Choose exactly what song to listen to, repeat your favorite song over and over again, or download music to your phone or tablet to listen offline.

“Finally, we removed one more barrier — deciding what to listen to,” a statement says. “Just play any of the hundreds of Prime Playlists our music experts have created for you.”

Prime members in the US can start listening to Prime Music immediately at primemusic.com. Kindle Fire HD/HDX devices will get Prime Music in an automatic, over-the-air update. You can also download the latest Amazon Music app in the Android and iOS App stores. If you’re not yet a Prime member, Amazon is offering a free 30-day free trial. After 30 days, the price will be $99 per year.

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Author: Buddy Iahn

Buddy Iahn founded The Music Universe when he decided to juxtapose his love of web design and music. As a lifelong drummer, he decided to take a hiatus from playing music to report it. The website began as a fun project in 2013 to one of the top independent news sites.