Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) is rockin’ the music world!
With tens of millions of members, Amazon Prime is getting even better—and it now comes with Prime Music, or free music streaming if you are already a member.
With Amazon Prime, Prime members have unlimited, ad-free access to Amazon Prime Music with over a million songs at no additional cost to their membership. 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.
And they’re just getting started—more music is being added all the time.
For free music streaming if you’re a Prime member, choose exactly which songs and albums to listen to, or sit back and listen to hundreds of expert-programmed Prime Playlists.
Finding new is easy thanks to Amazon’s personalized recommendations.
“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.
But some critics say, while nice, it’s not a serious threat to top music sites.
“It’s too light of an offering to get people very excited about,” Michael Pachter, an analyst at Wedbush Securities, told the Los Angeles Times. “Nobody’s going to stop being a subscriber to Rhapsody or Spotify because of this offering. I think it’s a nice value add for Prime members, but Prime members tend to join Prime because they want free shipping, not because they are looking for multimedia.”
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.
Membership to Amazon Prime runs $99 a year.