Amazon.com has launched a streaming music service for it Prime members on Thursday, meaning that you'll have to pay $99 per year in order to enjoy it.
"Prime Music" allows subscribers of the $99-a-year Prime membership program to stream or download more than a million songs without interruptions from advertisements.
Prime membership also includes perks such as free two-day shipping.
The selection of songs available from Prime Music does not include titles from Universal Music Group Inc's catalog, making it less robust than Spotify and Beats. Universal, the world's largest record company and Amazon are still in negotiations about the service.
Warner Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment and other smaller labels have signed on to the Amazon service. But in some cases, Amazon will have to wait up to six months after songs are released to add them to its service.
Prime Playlists are hand crafted collections of songs from Amazon’s Prime Music catalog. USers can also mix their own music and Prime Music to create their personal playlists.
Prime members can play Prime Music on any device that supports Amazon Music, including Kindle Fire HD and HDX, iOS devices, Android smartphones and tablets v. 4.0 and above, PC, Mac, and the Amazon.com website. On phones and tablets with the Amazon Music app installed, Prime members can also download Prime Music (including Prime Playlists) for offline playback.