Amazon may be taking aim at Spotify and Apple Music. A Reuters report that says the seller of almost all is getting ready to launch a full-on, stand-alone subscription music service.
Amazon has just opened up their video offerings, previously only available to prime members, to everyone. Looks like amazon is taking it’s rivalry with netflix to the next level.
Amazon have joined the ranks of streaming radio in their “stations” offering for those who have Amazon Prime. Its another compelling reason to purcahse prime even if the one off payment might put some off.
Rather than rather than going down the route of saying radio stations they simply called their online streaming music offering, stations.
There is an absolute wealth of choices that will cater to even knows with the most eclectic type of music tastes.
Best of all of the stations are advert free.
Like other streaming music services you can teach Amazon your music tastes by simply rating up or down a particular track that’s been played. So far in my very limited testing after selecting down on any boy bands offering they have yet to be seen ever again
Deezer £9.99 / $ monthly. 30 Day free Trial
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Spotify £9.99 / $ monthly. 30 Day free Trial
Apple Radio £9.99 / $ monthly. 3 Month free Trial
As you might expect from the company that also provides Amazon Web services music loads instantaneously with no lag skipping either forward or backwards on tracks. There is no information with regards to the bit rate of the music stream but I could find at the time of writing.
Granted Amazon Prime Stations may not have the extensive back catalogue as its competitors and if you were a stand-alone offering a really wouldn’t be much in the way of temptation to jump ship if you already have a service from another streaming provider.
Although the user interface does feel a little rudimentary and certainly not as flashy as others it certainly gets the job done and of course you can listen via the Amazon music app, Amazon fire TV and pretty much any other device.
Amazon prime music is available for a 30 day free trial. Just remember to cancel before the end of the trial or you’re going to get bills the full amount for Amazon prime services.
Amazon Brings Movie x-ray to Songs.
One neat thing about movie and tv shows on prime is the nifty x-ray feature. Tapping on the screen on a movie brings up information about the actor and lets you link through to the IMDB page as well as a few other interesting facts.
Now you can break out the app and enjoy a karaoke session and find out what that lyric you’ve been wondering about after all this time.
Amazon.co.uk customers be aware that today, for one day only, the internet retailing beheomoth is offering £10 off any order over the value of £50. Use the coupon code BIGTHANKS to receive your discount.
Arriving on the 6th August the new Now TV box from Sky will give you an even better way to enjoy Sky’s movies, entertainment and sport offerings without the need of a dish or subscription.