Amazon has officially launched Amazon Music in India, which is a subscription-based music streaming service and forms a part of the Amazon Prime membership. Users can now access it by visiting music.amazon.in on their browser or download the Android or iOS app on their Android and iOS-based devices respectively. Amazon Music was previously restricted to Amazon Echo range of smart speakers only.
For first time users of Amazon Music, you would first need to select your music preference by language. It offers a host of language options that include Hindi, Bengali, English, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Bhojpuri, Gujarati, and Rajasthani. It would then use the information to compile the contents to display for the first time. If you already use Amazon Music on your Echo device, you may be able to locate your playlists and albums in the recently played section.
Since Amazon Music is a part of Amazon Prime, users need to shell out Rs 999 for a yearly subscription, which comes out to Rs 83.25 per month. This is the cheapest when you compare with Apple Music that costs Rs 120 per month and Google Play Music that is available for Rs 99 per month. For students, Amazon Music is available for just Rs 60 per month.
While both Apple and Google have a huge collection of around 40-45 million songs in their databases, Amazon India has not advertised their collection as yet. But it is known that Internationally, Amazon has a collection of over 2 million songs with Amazon Prime Music and 40 million songs with Music Unlimited (a standalone service of Amazon).
We were able to find some recently released tracks and albums like Black Panther: The Album, Twin Fantasy, All at once and more hits. It also includes some of the latest Bollywood hits as well. It is for you to find out what this new streaming service has in store.