Amazon has announced the launch of its new music-streaming service called Prime Music in the United States. The service gives the Amazon users access to over 1 million songs ad-free and is bundled as a part of the Amazon Prime subscription.
“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,” said Jeff Bezos, Amazon founder and CEO.
Along with the launch of Prime Music, Amazon has also rebranded the Amazon MP3 app as Amazon Music, which now allows the Prime subscribers to stream music for free. They will also be able save music for offline access but the downloaded music will only be available in the Amazon Music app.
In addition to the rebranding, the app now includes easier navigation, redesigned look, bug fixes and more.
According to Amazon, Kindle Fire HD/HDX devices will get Prime Music in an automatic, over-the-air update.
Here is a look at the key features of Prime Music:
- Over a million songs, hundreds of Prime Playlists
- Mix Prime Music songs with your own personal music collection to create the library you’ve always wanted.
- Build the perfect playlist by choosing songs you already love or songs you just discovered through Amazon’s personalized recommendations
- No interruptions from ads
- Enjoy Prime Music on Kindle Fire HD/HDX, iOS, Android, PC, Mac and any Web browser.
- Download your favourite songs and Prime Playlists for offline playback on mobile devices.