When Amazon finally unveiled its long-rumored music streaming service last month we weren’t particularly impressed. Prime Music is a nice perk for anyone who’s already subscribing to Amazon Prime, but its catalog of “over a million songs” can’t really compete with the Spotify’s 20 million track library. Today, the company’s hoping to change that by adding a ton of new music to its on-demand streaming service.
Amazon added hundreds of thousands of songs to Prime Music on Wednesday, as well as hundreds of new playlists for every mood and genre. Most of the music Amazon’s added is pretty new, ranging from Kendrick Lamar to Skrillex, though the company also included some classics from artists like Neil Young, Ray Charles and Ella Fitzgerald. New Prime Playlists include “Justin Timberlake’s Top Songs,” “Rainy Day Jazz,” “Electronic Beats for Work” and more.
Prime Music can’t replace Spotify, Beats Music or Rdio as your go-to music streaming service, though according to Amazon it’s still a hit with current customers. The company is clearly committed to beefing up its music offerings though, and it may not be much longer before Amazon is competing directly with other music streaming services. Even so, we wouldn’t recommend canceling your Spotify subscription just yet.