After tying up with most of the important music labels in India, Amazon has finally launched its music streaming service in the country. Amazon Prime Music is now available on Android, iOS, and the web. The music streaming service has a collection of over 2 million songs across English and Hindi as well as in a lot of regional languages such as Bengali, Bhojpuri, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Punjabi, Rajasthani, Tamil, and Telugu. The Prime Music apps on Android and iOS also features AI-powered digital voice assistant Alexa that accepts voice commands.
The Amazon Prime Music service is currently free for Amazon Prime subscribers, a service that costs Rs. 999 annually, and offers faster shipping of products that are purchased from Amazon.in, early access to sales, streaming TV shows and movies, and more. The Amazon Prime service was first launched in 2016 for a price of Rs. 499, but it didn’t include music or video streaming. Last year, Amazon added video streaming feature to the service, and then increased the pricing to Rs. 999 annually. Now, the company has added the music streaming feature as well. It competes with other music streaming services like Apple Music, Gaana, Google Play Music, Hungama, and Saavn.
Prime Music currently lacks Google Cast functionality on iOS and web, so you won’t be able to stream songs to Chromecast, Chromecast Music, or an Android TV device. You can stream music from iOS devices to AirPlay compatible devices, including the Apple TV and other AirPlay compatible speakers on the same network. It supports Google Cast through its Android app, though. In comparison, other music streaming services such as Gaana, Google Play Music, and Saavn support both Apple AirPlay and Google Cast. Prime Music is compatible with both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, so if you have an in-car entertainment system that supports the features, you can play music inside the vehicle.