Amazon Adds New Playlists and “Hundreds of Thousands” of Songs to Prime Music

Curious Prime customers who have had a chance to try Amazon’s Prime Music may have found the service a little lacking in terms of selection, as its catalog consists of around a million songs, while incumbents like Spotify and Beats boast well over 20 million.

That’s a shortcoming of which Amazon is well aware, and apparently actively working to fix. Today, the retail giant announced the addition of “hundreds of thousands” of songs to Prime Music, including albums from artists like Deadmau5, Shakira, Linkin Park, and Elvis. (more…)

Amazon Launches Prime Music, Free Song Streaming Service for Amazon Prime Members

It seems Amazon’s negotiations with the recording industry have finally come to fruition. Amazon’s oft-rumored music streaming service was announced today as Prime Music, a benefit to Amazon Prime subscribers, providing unlimited and ad-free song listening.

Amazon’s music service, which has been rebranded as Amazon Music, is placing a big focus on curated playlists. The service has Prime Playlists for genres, artists, and activities, all available at launch, with more to come in the future. Alternatively, Amazon is using personalized recommendations to serve up individual songs and albums you’ll ostensibly enjoy. (more…)