Amazon To Offer Its Own Music Streaming Service

Music streaming services are almost a necessity for any major tech company these days. It’s one of those new tech trends that have actually changed how we consume music content. At present, companies such as Spotify, Rdio and Beats are the top competitors to beat in the music streaming industry. Today, it looks like another tech company is planning to get a piece of a pie. According to theNew York Times…



Music streaming services are almost a necessity for any major tech company these days. It’s one of those new tech trends that have actually changed how we consume music content. At present, companies such as Spotify, Rdio and Beats are the top competitors to beat in the music streaming industry.

Today, it looks like another tech company is planning to get a piece of a pie. According to theNew York Times, Amazon is looking into getting its own music streaming service that would give its Prime subscribers to free access to thousands of songs in its collection.

In contrast to services offered by Spotify or Rdio, the Amazon music streaming service will act only as an add-on incentive for Prime subscribers. As such, it will offer a more limited selection of songs, and will not include new releases as well as tracks from Universal Music Group artists.

The restrictions were reportedly caused by Amazon failing to comply with licensing terms set by music companies as the retail company’s rate offerings were considered by some labels as too low. However, although the service is not as competitive as those from Spotify, Rdio or Apple (Beats), the retail giant’s 20 million Prime subscribers is still something worth noting. 

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