After months of negotiations between Amazon (AMZN) and major record labels about putting together their own Spotify style streaming service, Amazon Prime Music has finally gone live on the web.
Unlike Apple’s iTunes Radio, Amazon’s new service, which heavily revolves around playlists as opposed to searching for individual song titles, provides the members of the $99-a-year program with access to more than a million songs without added fees or interruptions from ads. While the service is exclusive to Amazon Prime members, you can start listening now with a 30 day free trial.
Amazon’s move comes after Apple (AAPL), a pioneer in digital music with its popular iTunes platform, agreed to pay $3 billion for Beats Music to boost its streaming service and compete with successful models of streaming services like Spotify and Pandora Media Inc. (P), among others.
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