Amazon Canada Launches Prime Music
Nov 15, 2017, 03:01 ET
Today, Amazon Prime Members in Canada are Able to Easily Stream More Than One Million Songs, Including Hundreds of Playlists and Personalized Stations On-Demand with Unlimited Ad-Free Listening at No Additional Cost
Beginning December 5, Prime Music Enables the Power of Innovative Voice Controls on the Recently-Announced Alexa
SEATTLE, WA, Nov. 15, 2017 /CNW/ - (NASDAQ: AMZN) — Amazon Canada today announces the launch of Prime Music, making it possible for all Amazon Prime members in Canada to listen to more than one million songs, on-demand by chart-topping artists, along with hundreds of hand-curated playlists and personalized stations. Now included with every new and existing Prime membership, customers in Canada can begin streaming Prime Music today within the Amazon Music app for iOS, Android, Mac, PC, Fire TV Stick Basic Edition and on any Web browser at www.amazon.ca/primemusic. In addition, customers who pre-order the recently-announced Echo devices at www.amazon.ca/echo will be able to start streaming Prime Music when Echo begins shipping in Canada on December 5 and conduct their listening experiences through natural voice controls powered by Alexa, Amazon's cloud-based voice service, for the first time ever.
Prime Music reimagines music listening with innovative voice controls powered by Alexa. New Echo owners in Canada will soon be able to experience the simplicity of using their voice to ask Alexa for music, which makes listening to favourites and discovering new music easier and more fun than ever before. In addition to browsing the Amazon Music app or Web Player for a wide selection of today's hottest songs from best-selling artists including Rihanna, Shawn Mendes, Halsey, Justin Bieber, Keith Urban, The Tragically Hip and Hedley, customers will now be able to simply ask Alexa to play the music they love by playlist, song, or album title, as well as artist name, tempo, popularity or genre. For example:
- Want to hear your favourite artist? Just ask, "Alexa, play Alessia Cara," and she'll begin playing music by the acclaimed singer-songwriter.
- Want to hear tunes at a certain tempo? Ask, "Alexa, play relaxing pop music," and Alexa will play relaxing pop music hits.
- Know what type of music you want to hear, but can't think of a playlist or album? Ask, "Alexa, play hip-hop songs," or "Alexa, play rock music," and Alexa will play a range of songs and artists.
- Looking for tracks from a chart-topping artist? Just ask for the most popular songs by a particular artist, like "Alexa, play popular Justin Bieber songs."
With today's launch of Prime Music, Prime members are also now able to enjoy hundreds of playlists and stations hand-curated by Amazon Music's experts from a catalog of more than one million songs, based on a variety of genres ranging from "Top Pop" to "Classic Rock," to mixes exclusively featuring Canadian artists including "Made in Canada: Rock and Alternative," to "Quebec Country Now," "Acoustic Commute," and "Chanteuse Québécoise." Customers can now also create their own playlists based on favourite songs or new music discovered through Amazon's personalized recommendations.
"Music plays such an important role in our customers' lives, and we're excited to provide an even better Prime experience for Canada with the launch of Prime Music," stated Mike Strauch, Country Manager for Amazon Canada. "The combination of music and natural language voice controls with Alexa, paired with playlists and stations developed uniquely for our customers, further highlights the value of Amazon Prime membership."
Prime Music includes ad-free listening with unlimited skips and repeat plays, and compatibility with devices to listen anywhere on iOS, Android, Mac, PC, Fire TV Stick Basic Edition and any Web browser at no additional cost to Prime members in Canada. Mobile listeners can also save music for offline playback on their mobile device when they don't have an internet connection.
Start listening to Prime Music today by downloading the Amazon Music app in Android and iOS app stores, or by visiting www.amazon.ca/primemusic. Additionally, eligible customers who are not already Prime members can try Prime Music with a 30-day free trial of Amazon Prime today.
Every Day Made Better with Prime
Tens of millions of Prime members around the world enjoy the many benefits of Prime. For Canadian members, Prime benefits include unlimited FREE Two-Day Shipping on millions of items, Prime FREE Same-Day and One-Day Delivery for Toronto and Vancouver, Prime FREE One-Day Delivery for Calgary, Edmonton, Montreal and Ottawa-Gatineau, Prime Video, a rotating selection of free digital games and in-game loot with Twitch Prime, free unlimited photo storage with Amazon Drive, 30-minute early access to Lightning Deals, unlimited ad-free streaming with Prime Music and more. To learn more about Amazon Prime, visit www.amazon.ca/prime.
About Prime Music
Prime members in Canada can listen to songs by chart-topping artists, along with hundreds of hand-curated playlists and personalized stations- all available on Prime Music at no additional cost to their membership. Prime Music can be accessed through the Amazon Music app on iPads, iPhones, Android devices, laptops or online at www.amazon.ca/primemusic, with tracks available for anytime, anywhere listening. Eligible customers who are not already Prime members can try Prime Music with a 30-day free trial by visiting www.amazon.ca/primemusic.
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