Amazon Prime Now Includes Music: Tip-of-the-Day #308

I just got a notice from Amazon that my Prime Membership now includes music! Much like the Prime Instant Video feature that delivers unlimited streaming of thousands of movies and TV shows, the same is now true for music. Prime members get unlimited, ad-free access to over a million songs and hundreds of playlists for free.

The ad-free access is probably the coolest feature in my opinion because other players like Pandora offer free access but the free version is interrupted by noisy advertisements.

Not competing with the likes of Spotify, Amazon has instead come up with a smart plan to tempt people away from ad-supported music "radio" and start-up streaming apps by folding the feature into a membership that a lot of us already have (and love). For me the Prime's $99 annual fee is nothing when I begin to consider how many items I have shipped to me throughout the year using the Prime 2-day service. And now, starting today, I'm getting even more for that money.

Prime members in the US can start listening to Prime Music today. Kindle Fire HD/HDX devices will get Prime Music in an automatic, over-the-air update. To access Prime Music on your iOS or Android device just get the latest version of the Amazon Music app.

I like the sound of this new service. Enjoy!

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