The old adage better late than never seems to comes to mind here. Six months after the release of Amazon Prime Music in the United Kingdom, it looks like Amazon is finally bringing its ad-free prime stations and X-Ray lyrics to you users across the pond.
While Amazon Prime Music already offered subscribers access to over a million songs, ad-free, there was no real way to put the app on “auto-pilot”, say like Pandora. Now subscribers will be able to just pick an artist/song and allow Amazon to do the work for you. Of course, via a handy thumbs up/down button, the stations can then be further personalized by the user so it becomes better over time. In addition to this, while you are listening to a song, thanks to Amazon’s X-Ray lyrics, you can refer to your phone to see what the lyrics are at that exact moment of the song.
These new features come at no additional cost to those of you already subscribed in the UK. All you have to do is open up your app and enjoy all the ad-free goodness!
Amazon expands Prime Music streaming service with the launch of ad-free Prime Stations and Lyrics in the UK
Prime Music now offers hundreds of ad-free internet stations available to Prime members at no additional cost to their membership
X-Ray Lyrics also added to Prime Music, allowing customers to follow song lyrics as they listen
Luxembourg, 27th January 2016: Amazon has today announced the addition of Prime Stations to its Prime Music streaming service, allowing Prime members unlimited access to hundreds of ad-free and personalised internet radio stations at no additional cost to their membership. Prime Stations is available through the Amazon Music App on iOS, Android, Kindle Fire HD/HDX, Mac, PC, and the web.
Whether it’s pop, rock, indie, classical, film scores, R&B or opera, Prime members just need to find a genre, artist or decade they like and hit ‘play’ to hear a continuous stream of music that can also be paused, replayed, or skipped without any restriction or interruption from ads. Listeners can hit ‘play’ on an artist station and enjoy some of their best tracks along with unlimited songs from similar artists. As listeners listen and give songs a thumbs up or thumbs down, each station will adapt to their music tastes meaning a completely bespoke experience for each listener.
“With Stations we’ve introduced another feature for Prime members to discover great music at no additional cost to their membership,” said Steve Bernstein, Director, EU Digital Music at Amazon. “Whether customers are on the move, at work or entertaining, there’s no shortage of choice with hundreds of Prime Music Stations to choose from. And with the skip, thumbs up and thumbs down functions, customers can take full control of their stations and adapt them to their music tastes.”
Another feature recently launched on Prime Music is X-Ray Lyrics. Available on Kindle, Fire TV, iOS and Android devices, X-Ray Lyrics lets Prime Music listeners seamlessly follow along to lyrics onscreen on tens of thousands of tracks while songs are playing.
Here are just a few of the hundreds of Prime Stations available:
Best of Prime Music
Florence + The Machine
My Chemical Romance
Of Monsters and Men
Simon & Garfunkel
The Rolling Stones
Top Hard Rock
Walk the Moon
Stations and Lyrics join the Prime Music service just six months after its launch for UK Prime members in July 2015. Prime Music gives Prime members in the UK unlimited, ad-free access to over a million songs, hundreds of Prime Music Stations and hundreds of hand crafted playlists at no additional cost to their membership. Visit www.amazon.co.uk/primemusic for more information.
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