Amazon launches streaming music service

Amazon Prime subscribers woke up Thursday morning with a new addition to their membership.
 
Prime Music, free with the $99/a year Amazon Prime membership , is the newest streaming music service from Amazon. 
 
The new service offers unlimited, ad-free streaming of over a million songs and hundreds of playlists, according to Amazon. 
 
Prime Music users will have the capability of  streaming and downloading music to their phone via the Amazon Music app for Apple and Android devices, Kindle Fire tablet, or computer.
 
Amazon reached licensing deals with most of the top independent labels and major recording companies Sony and Warner Music, but failed to reach a deal with top-ranked Universal Music Group.
 
The service will feature artists including Justin Timberlake, Bruno Mars, Bruce Springsteen, Pink and Madonna, but won't have many new releases.

 


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