Amazon Prime

Report suggests service to come as part of increased rate Prime subscription

The rumors of an Amazon Prime music streaming service continue to grow. The latest report out of the Wall Street Journal suggests that Amazon plans to introduce the service along with an increased rate Prime subscription, with the end goal being to get folks buying more music from its MP3 store.

To take care of this Amazon will reportedly allow access to tracks and albums through the service for a limited time only. Amazon has been courting the record labels – according to Billboard – with a target of older music and smaller payments based on how often tracks are played.

The idea of an Amazon music service bundled with Prime isn't too outrageous considering its current video offerings, but if this all pans out the execution is likely going to be different to competing products like Spotify, Google Play All Access and Pandora. Would you be interested in bundling music streaming into your Amazon Prime subscription?

Source: Wall Street Journal, Billboard