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Amazon Music Streaming Service Said to Launch Tomorrow!

by Jacob Kleinman | June 11, 2014June 11, 2014 6:00 pm PDT


Amazon’s alleged music streaming service has been in the works for a while now, but it looks like the company may finally make an official announcement tomorrow. According to a report from The New York Times citing several anonymous insiders, the limited service will launch on Thursday for Amazon Prime subscribers.

As previously reported, Amazon’s music streaming service will offer a library of older music, but won’t include access to anything released within the past six months. The company’s reportedly struck deals with Sony and Warner, but wasn’t able to close a deal with Universal, which boasts the largest catalog of pop stars. Amazon also offered licensing deals to smaller labels based on a royalty system.

Amazon’s new service will allegedly be ad-free and available at no extra charge for all Prime subscribers. Considering its limited library though, this new music streaming option isn’t likely to pose a huge threat to popular competing services like Spotify or Pandora. We still have a few questions, including whether Amazon will let you store music offline, but hopefully we’ll get an official look at the service soon.

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Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...