According to an article from Recode.Net, Amazon is in talks with music labels about launching a streaming music service. Amazon already offers free movies and TV shows to current Prime members, now it looks as though it is planning to sprinkle a music service in there as well.
Is Amazon getting into the streaming music service too late to compete with the likes of Spotify, Rdio, Beats Music, and Google Play Music All Access? This may be a very hard market to gain traction in, but Amazon certainly has the muscle to at least give it a shot.
By now, the freshness of the idea of streaming music has certainly gone stale. However a streaming music source coupled with movies and TV shows, AND two-day shipping for Prime eligible items, could be the trifecta that Amazon needs to make a real splash in the market.
I have to admit that I am a Prime member and I LOVE the free two-day shipping. Will Amazon’s rumored music service be enough to make me ditch my Spotify? We will have to see!