Amazon Prime Music launches online radio

Amazon is ramping up its Prime Music streaming service in the UK

9th February 2016

Having already proved a hit in the US, Amazon is now ramping up its Prime Music streaming service in the UK by launching a range of new features for users. These new features come just six months after the streaming service first launch in the UK. 

Amazon's ad-free online radio will now pull together Prime's range of 1.4 million available tracks and offer hundreds of stations based around genres (ie Jazz, Modern Country, 90s indie etc) and key artists, from Ariana Grande to The Beatles and Fleetwood Mac to Nicki Minaj. Users will also be able to rate tracks with a 'thumbs up' or 'thumbs down' enabling the service to fine tune the algorithm that generates such playlists.

 Amazon Prime will also offer users access to the X-Ray Lyrics feature, which displays lyrics for the song being listened to. 

The new features have so far proved a hit in the US. The streaming service is offered as part of Amazon Prime membership which costs £79 per annum and also offers video streaming, photo storage and free delivery from amazon.co.uk. Prime Music has also launched in Germany and Japan, meaning it is now available in the world's four largest music markets.

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