Amazon Prime Music Streaming Service Pegged For Summer Launch

Amazon is about to round out its Prime subscription service with a music streaming service, BuzzFeed reports. The service will stream old and new-ish music to Prime subs and will launch in June or July.

The music service will likely be bundled with Amazon’s Prime service that currently offers subscribers with free two-day shipping and access to a video streaming service and ebook lending library. However, the music service will leave Rdio and Spotify users wanting more. New releases will not be offered.

BuzzFeed reports that the music catalog will offer a limited selection of songs and albums that are six months old or more. But that’s how Amazon rolls.

When Amazon launched its video streaming service, the selection was limited and more of an added benefit to its Prime service than a stand-alone Netflix competitor. Yet, as its user base grew, so did the video library. Now, some six years after its launch, the catalog is competitive with Netflix. Expect the same with its music streaming service.

Even after its price jump to $99 a year, Prime remains a fantastic value especially after the addition of HBO content to Prime Instant Video. A music service would just sweeten the deal.