Many people I know already subscribe to Amazon Prime so they can receive benefits such as free two-day shipping on most items plus the ability to stream TV shows and movies through Amazon Prime Video.
What you may not realize is that your Amazon Prime subscription includes – absolutely free of charge – Amazon Prime Music. This dynamite music stream service lets you listen to your favorite tunes at home, at work or anywhere else, free of ads and featuring top artists like Bruce Springsteen, Taylor Swift, Bruno Mars, Simon and Garfunkel, Billy Joel, Elton John, Maroon 5, Elvis Presley, James Taylor, Duran Duran and much more.
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You’ll find modern pop and rock songs along with songs from the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s and beyond. You can choose from among Amazon’s curated stations and playlists, or create your own playlists with songs included in the service.
I used to listen to Spotify at work, but got tired of the same old music all the time. Plus, their playlists seem to be all over the place. I’d hear Lady Gaga songs when listening to a 1970s playlist. I’d hear an Elvis Presley song on a 1980s playlist. And so forth.
I like some songs by Elvis and Lady Gaga, and a lot of the other artists whose music appeared in decades in which they weren’t even alive to record music. I just expect playlists to actually play music from the decade or genre in the description.
Since I already subscribe to Amazon Prime, I figured I’d give Amazon Prime Music a spin, and it’s definitely met my expectations. One of the coolest things about it is the ability to curate your own playlist from a vast selection of different genres. For example, I created a bedtime playlist of white noise for my daughter. It includes ocean waves, gentle rain with piano, songbird serenade, babbling brook and healing music of the forest.
Amazon’s personalized recommendations attempt to pinpoint the types of playlists and stations you’ll like. There are hundreds of playlists to choose from, from just about any possible music taste you can think of.
They include: Disco Favorites, Electronic Beats for Work, Caffeine for Your Ears, Cardio Dance Workout, 70s Dance Party, Relax After Work, Ease Into Morning, Electronic Music for Sleep, Driving at Night, 50 Great Kidz Bop Songs, Putting the Baby to Bed, Classical for Babies, Nature Sounds for Babies, Classic Showtunes and much, much more.
Stations include music from every decade from the 1950s onward plus various genres, including country, pop, classic rock, easy listening and dozens of other choices.
Did I mention they’re all ad-free? Yep, no interruptions here. That was another thing I didn’t like about other music streaming services. It’s not that I mind ads, but I mind hearing the same ad like 20 times a day. Plus, you can skip, skip, skip whatever you don’t want to hear with no limits on skipping, or even play the same song over and over again.
Listen to Amazon Prime Music on Fire tablets, Android smartphones, Android tablets, iPhones, iPads, Windows computers and Macs. You can include your own music in your playlists as well as tunes available through Amazon Prime Music. You can even download songs from the Amazon Prime Music catalog for offline listening (when you don’t have an Internet connection).
Rumor has it that Amazon is working on a music service to end all other music services, but Amazon Prime Music is already light years ahead of any other streaming music service I’ve tried. The song selection is enormous, the stations and playlists are awesome and you don’t have to pay extra for an ad-free version. It’s all right there – free with your Amazon Prime subscription.
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