Amazon.com has added a streaming music service to its Prime Membership benefits.
For nearly 20 years, Amazon.com has been providing online shopping with more than 20 million items in its inventory. Now, the online superstore also offers Amazon Prime – a yearly subscription service that allows users to receive premium shipping options at a discount, streaming video through Prime Instant Video, access to more than 500,000 books through the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library and now, Amazon Prime Music.
Amazon Prime Music includes more than one million songs, hundreds of playlists, unlimited listening and no advertisements. Amazon Prime Music is available starting today and can be played through Kindle Fire HD/HDX or the Amazon Music app for iOS and Android.
“When Prime launched nine years ago, the program offered Free Two-Day Shipping on one million items. Today, that selection has grown to over 20 million items. Prime Instant Video now offers unlimited streaming of more than 40,000 movies and TV episodes, up from 5,000 at launch three years ago. And the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library now features more than half a million books to borrow for free,” said Jeff Bezos, Amazon founder and CEO. “Today we’re introducing Prime Music–more than a million songs from some of music’s best artists, plus hundreds of expert-programmed Prime Playlists, all at no additional cost. Prime Music is the latest great addition for Prime members and we think they’re going to love it.”
Prime members will have ad-free access to over a million songs with more music being added all the time. Prime members can select specific songs or albums they wish to listen to or they can listen to pre-programmed playlists. Amazon will also personalize recommendations based on listening habits. Prime members can also download songs from the Prime Music catalog to their mobile devices for offline playback on planes, trains and anywhere they’re without an internet connection.
What Prime Music means for Prime members:
- Your music collection just got a lot bigger–for free with Prime.
- Your mix. Your music.
- You be the DJ or let us be the DJ–it’s your choice.
- No interruptions from ads: Enjoy an ad-free listening experience with unlimited skips and repeat plays.
- Listen where you want.
- Take it offline.
Prime members in the U.S. can start listening to Prime Music today at www.primemusic.com. Kindle Fire HD/HDX devices will get Prime Music in an automatic, over-the-air update. Customers can also download the latest Amazon Music app in the Android and iOS app stores. Eligible customers who are not already Prime members can try Prime Music with a 30-day free trial of Amazon Prime by visiting amazon.com/prime.
Here are some of the expert-programmed Prime Playlists included in Prime Music:
|Happy & Upbeat|
|Indie Feel Good Music||Upbeat indie rock to make you smile, including tracks from Japandroids, Foals, and more.|
|Indie Rock Summer||Let the sun soak into your bones while Best Coast, Haim, Jagwar Ma, and more.|
|Ska-Punk Throwback||Throwin’ it back with the Ska-Punk stylings of Reel Big Fish, Less Than Jake, Buck-o-Nine and more.|
|Indie Pop Commute||Feel good on your drive to and from work with upbeat indie pop.|
|Pink Martini’s Top Songs||This genre-hopping little orchestra will send you on a musical adventure.|
|Classics for Cleaning||Upbeat classics to get the dust flying.|
|Feel Good Classic Rock||Vintage riffs to put a smile on your face and a strut in your step.|
|Sunny Day Classical||Uplifting classical pieces by the greats, including works from Bach, Mozart, Brahms, and more.|
|Feel Good Country||Let these country hits remind you that life is good.|
|Hezekiah Walker’s Top Songs||Feed your soul with Hezekiah Walker’s relentless energy and positive message.|
|Bollywood Lounge Grooves||Experience the best of Bollywood from A. R. Rahman, Asha Bhosle, Atif, Bally Sagoo, and more.|
|Maná’s Top Songs||Our favorites from one of the biggest bands in Latin rock.|
|Tenacious D’s Top Songs||Not just a tribute; these are the greatest and best songs in the world by the D.|
|Crazy Christmas||Make your yuletide wacky with Christmas hits from artists like Cheech and Chong, Run-DMC, and more.|
|Stephen Lynch’s Top Songs||Comedian-musician Stephen Lynch with a little something to offend everyone.|
|Happy Modern Pop||Feel better about life with these smile-inspiring songs.|
|Hot, Sweaty Summer Nights||Easy, breezy pop and dance tunes to keep you cool when the temperature rises.|
|Boss, not Bossy||Inspiring songs about girl power, loving yourself and self-worth. You’re perfect just how you are.|
|Pop to Make You Feel Better||An attitude adjustment, thanks to uplifting pop from Ke$ha, Beyoncé, and friends.|
|Get It: Hip-Hop & Pop for Now||You only live once. Let these upbeat songs inspire you to make the most of every day.|
|Singing in the Shower||You know the words to these hits, so sing along as you start your day.|
|’60s Girl Group Sounds||Experience the wall of sound and just try not to dance to the Ronettes, the Shirelles, and more.|
|Make it Funky||Let your backbone slip to these funky tunes old and new, from Whodini to Prince to Zapp.|
|Modern R&B Commute||Make bumper-to-bumper more bearable with R&B hits including Beyoncé, Usher, and more.|
|Pre-Party: R&B for Getting Glam||Songs to put you in the right frame of mind as you prep for a night out.|