|Amazon Introduces Prime Music|
|Home Theater News General News|
|Written by Walter Mitty|
|Friday, 13 June 2014|
Amazon has announced the launch of Prime Music. The new music streaming library is now a part of the regular benefits that come with an Amazon Prime membership.
"When Prime launched nine years ago, the program offered Free Two-Day Shipping on one million items. Today, that selection has grown to over 20 million items. Prime Instant Video now offers unlimited streaming of more than 40,000 movies and TV episodes, up from 5,000 at launch three years ago. And the Kindle Owners' Lending Library now features more than half a million books to borrow for free," said Jeff Bezos, Amazon founder and CEO. "Today we're introducing Prime Music—more than a million songs from some of music's best artists, plus hundreds of expert-programmed Prime Playlists, all at no additional cost. Prime Music is the latest great addition for Prime members and we think they’re going to love it."
Prime Music allows users to stream a growing collection of ad-free music tracks to their Kindle Fire HD/HDX, PCs, Macs, web browsers, and iOS and Android devices -- including songs from popular artists like like Daft Punk, P!nk, Bruno Mars, Blake Shelton, The Lumineers, Bruce Springsteen and Madonna. The service also offers pre-programmed playlists and personalized recommendations. In addition, customers can even download tracks to their mobile devices for offline playback.
Amazon Prime Members can start enjoying Prime Music now. A Prime membership currently costs $99 per year, and also includes free 2-day shipping, Prime Instant Video, and the Kindle Owners' Lending Library.