Is a Prime Music Streaming Service Coming to Amazon?

Posted on February 28, 2014 11:00 AM by Tom Roeder

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!

  • Rob Williams

    As a Canadian, I’m just waiting for Amazon to finally bring some of its most popular services here. I can’t count the number of times in the past I’ve wanted to pick up an MP3 album off of Amazon, but have been unable.

    Nonetheless, this move would seem “meh” for most companies, but when Amazon already offers a rich portfolio of attractive services, it could actually take away some of the share from its competitors. Nowadays though people tend to brag about being with Spotify… can they do the same with “Amazon”? :D

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