Amazon vastly extends music streaming for Prime members

Amazon is extending its role as a super-aggregator of multiple sources of content in its own right by expanding its Amazon Music offering for Prime members in the US.

Amazon Music is now offering a catalogue of about 100 million songs – up from two million previously – and a variety of the most popular podcasts available ad-free, at no additional cost to Prime members.

Prime members will be able to shuffle play any artist, album, or playlist, plus stream a selection of All-Access playlists on demand. The can also access a range of ad-free podcasts, including the Amazon exclusive shows MrBallen Podcast: Strange, Dark & Mysterious Stories, and Baby, this is Keke Palmer, premiering worldwide exclusively on Amazon Music.

In addition to free fast delivery of items from its retail store and streaming of movies and series via Prime Video, Amazom Prime now includes the extended music offering, free games with Prime Gaming, over 3,000 books and magazines with Prime Reading, unlimited photo storage with Amazon Photos, and discount offers with Prime Day.

“When Amazon Music first launched for Prime members, we offered an ad-free catalogue of two million songs, which was completely unique for music streaming at the time,” said Steve Boom, VP of Amazon Music.

“We continue to innovate on behalf of our customers, and to bring even more entertainment to Prime members, on top of the convenience and value they already enjoy. We can’t wait for members to experience not only a massively expanded catalogue of songs, but also the largest selection of ad-free top podcasts anywhere, at no additional cost to their membership.”

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