Amazon Launches Prime Music Ad-free Streaming Service, Free for Prime Users
June 12, 2014 8:09 AM
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Amazon Prime Music has a library of one million songs
Just a few months ago, Amazon
bumped the yearly fee for its Prime membership from $79 to $99
. Ever since raising the price, Amazon has been doing its best to make its customers feel like they were still getting plenty of bang for their buck. First,
Amazon added HBO’s library of original programming
to its streaming video catalog, and it has now launched a streaming music service.
Amazon Prime Music
allows you to stream over one million songs to your iOS, Android, or Kindle Fire device in addition to your desktop/notebook computer (looks like Windows Phone is left out yet again, and as for BlackBerry, well…). In addition unlimited and ad-free play, you can download any of the streaming songs to listen to while offline.
It should also be noted that the service is only available to those who cough up the $99 yearly price of admission for Prime -- there's won't be a "dumbed down," ad-supported version for non-Prime listeners.
But please do keep this in mind; Prime Music’s library is still woefully “inadequate” compared to competitors like
(20+ million songs) or
(30+ million songs). Also keep in mind that because of an
ongoing disagreement between the two parties
artists signed with Universal Music Group
are currently omitted from Prime Music. That means if you're a fan of a wide range of artists like Jay-Z, Taylor Swift, U2, Stevie Wonder, or even Elvis Costello, you won’t get any love from Prime Music... for now.
But since most tech heads are already paying for an Amazon Prime subscription anyway (which includes “free” expedited shipping, streaming TV shows/movies, and Kindle eBook lending), the small library size of Amazon Prime Music or lack of Universal Music Group artists likely won’t be seen as a hindrance.
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RE: Tiers of prime?
6/12/2014 9:30:08 AM
1. Sign up for a free web class at a community college.
2. Register for Amazon Prime Student using community college email address.
3. Get huge discount!
It worked for me :)
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