Amazon announces "Prime Music" streaming service

On June 12, 2014


It has been rumored for a while, and now Amazon has officially announced it, the launch of their Prime Music streaming service. The service brings Amazon Prime users unlimited, ad-free streaming on over a million songs. According to Amazon users will be able to created private playlists as well as add individual songs to a playlist, furthermore Amazon offers unlimited offline playback of all songs currently available through Prime Music.

At the same time, Amazon has released an updated version of their Amazon Cloud Player app, rebranding it as Amazon Music. The interface has been updated and now allows users to access the songs available on the service, furthermore users can manage their library and playlists while on the go. The app also allows users to download music from Prime Music to a mobile device for offline listening.

If you want to take Amazon Prime Music for a spin, the company offers a free 30-day trial to the service.  The service is free to current Amazon Prime members, however if you want to sign up then Amazon is currently charging $99/year for new users.