Amazon launches Prime Music service, makes it free for Prime subscribers

Amazon Prime Music

Amazon is joining the music streaming game with its own Prime Music service, which is available for free to existing Prime subscribers, while the rest of the world will have to buy it separately. There’s a free 30-day trial period to try out the service and only then decide whether it delivers the goods in a way you like it.

Similarly to competing services, Prime Music allows users to move files offline and enjoy them at places where they don’t have Internet connection. These, offline tunes will also be added to Amazon’s Cloud Player, making them available through Kindle Fire, iOS, Android and Mac/PC devices.

Amazon says its service is all about playlists, providing users with hundreds of “expertly programmed” playlists to choose from.

For some reason, Prime Music Android app is still not available but that will likely change shortly. Within the next few days, the company will unveil its very first smartphone which, something tells us, will come with Prime Music preloaded. That and six built-in cameras enabling 3D UI should make for a compelling offering and a device users would consider instead of the iPhone or Samsung Galaxy S5. We’ll see how that goes.

  • PeterSteinbeck

    That’s nice for my friends in the States. But what about us in Europe? Are we going to get Prime Music for free as well? 🙂

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