Amazon has now announced the arrival of the music streaming service for its Indian users. The Amazon Prime music is currently available on both Google Play Store and Apple App Store. Thankfully Amazon has launched a web counterpart as well.
That being said the Amazon Prime Music in India is available only for the Prime Subscribers. The app is pretty clean and the collection of tracks is mighty impressive. Amazon has also baked in the Alexa integration with the app and this is a icing on the cake. Unlike other ad-supported music streaming service like Gaana, the Amazon Prime Music is ad-free and the overall music listening experience is laudable.
The Amazon Prime Music app is available in 12 languages including English, Hindi, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, Marathi, Bengali, Kannada, Malayalam, Bhojpuri and Rajasthani. The Prime users will also get to download unlimited songs for offline use. That apart, Amazon Prime Music app offers playlists and stations that are curated by the music specialists. Additionally, the Prime Music app covers a good deal of indie music albums and artists.
It is worth noting that the Prime Music was earlier available only for the Indian Amazon Echo customers. I spent a short time with the Amazon Prime Music app on my iOS device and the service has left me impressed. I have been an ardent fan of Apple Music ever since its release and this is the first time I see a compelling alternative to the Apple Music in India. Since the Music service is bundled with the Amazon Prime subscription, I might as well save some money on monthly Apple Music subscription fees. That being said let us not commit the mistake of writing off the other music streaming services just yet, and perhaps spend some more time with the Amazon Prime Music.