Amazon has expanded the number of songs its Prime members can access within Amazon Music from 2 million to 100 million, which represents the entire catalog of songs that Amazon streams through its paid streaming service Amazon Music Unlimited. The expansion will also include access to “the biggest podcasts, which will be available ad-free and at no additional cost for a Prime membership,” according to the company.
There are still limitations on how Prime members can access the expanded catalog: you can only play artists, albums, or playlists. There is also on-demand access to a selection of all-access playlists. For more control over music playback and to access songs in spatial audio and two varieties of lossless audio (HD and Ultra HD), you’ll still need to subscribe to the Amazon Music Unlimited tier. Both tiers support music downloads and are available within the Amazon Music app.
“When Amazon Music first launched for Prime members, we offered an ad-free catalog of 2 million songs, which was completely unique to streaming music at the time,” Steve Boom, vice president of Amazon Music, said in a statement. of press. “We continue to innovate on behalf of our customers and bring even more entertainment to Prime members on top of the convenience and value they already enjoy. We can’t wait for members to experience not only a massively expanded song catalog, but also the largest selection of ad-free podcasts anywhere, at no additional cost to your membership.”
Along with the newly expanded music and podcast catalog, Amazon Music users can expect to see a slightly reworked interface that highlights the service’s podcast content. A podcast previews feature lets you preview a short sound bite from a podcast episode, making it easy to discover new podcasts.