Source:businessinsider.com

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) has made live its Prime Music service and with this it has entered the digital music streaming space. Previously, there were reports that Amazon is trying to follow Apple that had recently acquired Beats’ hardware and music streaming business. At this point it seems to be available in the U.S. only.

Amazon striking music deals

This service has become a part of Amazon Prime and per year the premium service can be availed at $99. The premium service provides its customers with delivery parks for e-commerce purchases and also access to kindle book library and video-on-demand service of the company. A very limited catalog of songs is offered by Prime Music in comparison with other such providers, but adding the branch of music is considered to be a very logical step as other multimedia are already offered by the company.

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) has been able to strike a deal with Sony and Warner Music, but could not reach an agreement with Universal as informed by The New York Times. In the catalog of Prime Music some prominent gaps have been noticed, which will disappoint the fans of The Smiths including few more.

Prime Indicator will help the users find out the availability of albums. Based on the past purchases of the user, acoustic suggestions will be served by Prime Music that will appear on the right-hand menu bar.

Music streaming garnering rising interest

Similar to Spotify, this service has an option of sharing music that is being listened to by the user on Facebook and also on Twitter. Unlimited access to over a million songs and hundreds of playlists is offered by Amazon through this service. Though it’s not very clear what other such service providers like Spotify provide as they do not specify the numbers in their catalog, but Amazon’s offering is surely fewer than them.

The service can be tested out by those interested in Prime Music for 30 days. The music streaming industry was led by Spotify, Deezer and Pandora initially, but recently more players have entered the space like Samsung, the provider of Milk service that is available in US only, and Apple that owns Brats and offers iTunes radio, and now Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) too has entered the field.