Seattle — Amazon.com has debuted a new feature for members of its Prime paid benefits program called Prime Music. The service provides ad-free access to more than one million songs and hundreds of expert-programmed Prime Playlists.
Prime members can also listen to music with no restrictions, meaning they can repeat a song an unlimited number of times and also download it for later listening. As of Thursday, June 12, U.S. Amazon Prime members with Kindle Fire HD/HDX devices will get Prime Music in an automatic, over-the-air update. They can also obtain Prime Music access by downloading the latest Amazon Music app in the Android and iOS appstores.
“In designing Prime Music, we wanted to remove the barriers between you and the music you love,” Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos said in a statement on Amazon’s home page. “We removed cost. You can listen to the entire Prime Music catalog for free — it's included in your Prime membership.”