Amazon officially unveiled its Prime Music service on Thursday, yet another benefit to being an Amazon Prime customer. The service isn’t as robust as offerings from other premium music services, like Spotify, Google Play Music, Beats Music and Rdio, all of which offer millions and millions of on demand tracks, including new releases, but it’s an added nicety for Prime subscribers.
Amazon Prime Music offers more than 1 million on-demand songs without any ads. Tracks and albums can be picked by Amazon Prime subscribers manually, though Amazon also has hundreds of curated playlists that can serve as ad-free radio stations, too. Playlists can be selected to fit specific moods, activities (like a workout), genres and more. Amazon also has top 50 lists for various genres and decades. As you listen to music, Amazon will recommend tunes that you might also like. Also, like competing services, Prime members will have the ability to store songs for offline playback when a Wi-Fi or mobile signal isn’t available.
Want to give it a try? If you’re already an Amazon Prime subscriber just head to www.primemusic.com. You’ll also be able to access the collection from the most recent Amazon Music app for iOS and Android. Meanwhile, Amazon said that the Kindle Fire HD and Kindle Fire HDX devices will receive an over-the-air update that will add Prime Music automatically.