Making a dent over the costly (sought of) music services in India, Amazon India has officially launched (public launch) its Prime Music streaming service in India. Until now the music streaming service was limited to its own Echo devices.
Amazon Prime Music brings more than a million songs from every genre you could think of and every language you know. This includes international albums from bestselling artists, plus songs from Indian regional films and albums. The best part, the service is ad-free and offers on-demand access to millions of songs.
Before we go further into the details, first to have access and to enjoy Amazon Prime Music you need to have an Amazon Prime subscription. It’s the premium membership program from the e-commerce giant which offers a slew of benefits under it.
What do you get with Amazon Prime membership? First thing, unlimited access to Movies and TV Shows under Amazon Prime Video. Second, guaranteed free One-Day, Two-Day and Standard delivery on eligible items while shopping at Amazon India. Third, early access to top deals and coupons at Amazon India and Prime exclusive deals. Since Amazon Prime’s special introductory offer of Rs 499 per year ended last year, its annual subscription now costs Rs 999 per year.
Back to Amazon Prime Music, the service is included in your Amazon Prime membership at no additional cost. Which means, if you’re already an Amazon Prime member then you can start enjoying music at Amazon Prime Music for free.
Amazon says the service has over a million songs from both Indian and International artists. Like, our favourite A.R. Rahman, Kishore Kumar, Asha Bhosle, Shaan, Ed Sheeran, Beyonce, and more. The company is also adding new releases from both Indian and International artists every week. You could also enjoy hand-curated playlist across genres, moods, activities and more, built by Prime’s team of music experts. Currently, you could find songs from 11 Indian regional languages. This include Hindi, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, Marathi, Bengali, Malayalam, Kannada, Bhojpuri, Gujarati and Rajasthani.
Prime Music Feature
- Stream or offline download (on the mobile app) millions of Songs from both International and Indian artists.
- Ad-free and on-demand music streaming.
- Songs, Albums and Soundtracks from Indian regional languages. Like Hindi (Bollywood), Tamil, Punjabi, Telugu and others.
- Hundreds of Prime Playlists hand-built by Amazon team of music experts across genres, moods, activities and more.
- Amazon Prime Music service included with your Prime membership, at no additional cost.
As for availability, Amazon Prime Music will be available through company’s own Echo devices and FireTV stick, as well as through mobile apps for Android [link] and iOS [link], and on the desktop via web browser.
So, what do you think about Amazon Prime Music? Will it be a competitor to the well established Indian rivals like Gaana, Saavan and Hungama Music? Or will it struggle to make a mark like the Apple iTunes music or recently launched Google Play Music?