Amazon Prime Music Stream Service Is Go, 1 Million Songs Strong
Prime Music is a supplementary feature to Amazon's all-encompassing Prime membership service. Prime members enjoy free two-day shipping on over 20 million qualifying items, unlimited access to tens of thousands streaming movies and TV shows, and access to over 500,000 books to borrow for free through Kindle Owners' Lending Library.
You don't have to pay any extra for Prime Music, it's now included with Prime memberships. The caveat? It's not as fleshed out as other streaming music services. Prime Music serves up ad-free access to over a million songs, well short of the catalogs of around 20 million songs that some dedicated streaming music services like Spotify and Google Play offer.
Nevertheless, it doesn't cost any extra, and you'll find tunes from tens of thousands of top artists -- Daft Punk, P!nk, Bruno Mars, Blake Shelton, and the list goes on. You can fire up songs and albums on-demand, or listen to pre-programmed Prime Playlists, of which there are a dizzying amount to choose from through several different categories. Amazon also allows Prime members to download songs for offline listening.
As for compatibility, you can listen to Prime Music on Kindle Fire HD/HDX, iOS, Android, PC, Mac, and through any web browser. Find out more information here.
You can test drive Amazon Prime free for 30 days; after that it's $99 per year. The deal is even better for students -- it's free for 6 months and then 50 percent off thereafter while enrolled in college.