Amazon Prime Music has launched in the UK.
iOS users saw their Amazon apps update last week (July 21), offering the streaming service for free to those who pay for Amazon Prime. The delivery service costs £79 per year in the UK and offers one-day delivery (one-hour in London) as well as TV and films through Prime Instant Video.
The retail giant’s streaming offering launched in the US last year, with membership more than doubling ahead of its first anniversary – although concrete figures are hard to come by.
As with last year, the UK’s launch comes without Universal artists. The Amazon Music Prime catalogue features one million songs – a much lower number than Spotify’s 30m.
“UK customers loved it when we added Prime Instant Video and unlimited photo storage into Prime last year, on top of Unlimited One-Day Delivery on millions of items and access to over 800,000 Kindle titles to borrow,” said Christopher North, managing director at Amazon UK.
“We said then that we were just getting started, and today we’re introducing Prime Music—more than a million songs from bestselling artists, plus hundreds of Prime Playlists hand-built by our team of music experts—all at no additional cost. Prime Music is the latest great addition for our UK Prime members and we think they’re going to love it.”