Amazon Music Adds Free Podcast Streaming

Brenda Watkins
September 18, 2020

The tech giant announced the initial roll out of its podcasts business on Wednesday to users of Amazon Music in the US, UK, Germany and Japan.

The entire content material shall be out there through Amazon Music apps for iOS and Android in addition to on all Amazon Echo good audio system. The Wall Street Journal reports that Amazon will be selling ads for its shows, although it's unclear if that means DJ Khaled and other hosts will be reading ads and if paid subscribers will hear these ads, similarly to Spotify. Customers also have free access to an ad-supported selection of top playlists and stations on Amazon Music. The feature lets musicians link their profiles on the Amazon-owned video site to the streaming service, enabling users to watch live Twitch content in the Music app.

Amazon is launching podcasts at a time when the industry has become increasingly competitive. "Before you get to another one, you got to get to 'The First One, ' only on Amazon Music". Next on the line is Becky G's "En la Sala", a podcast that will see the iconic diva host some of the biggest names in music right now, and interview them on everything form women empowerment, LGBTQ+ rights, Latinx pride to sports, and relationships.

The information comes lower than a month after Amazon-owned Audible unveiled a $7.95 all-you-can-listen plan that features 68,000 hours of content material, together with audiobooks, podcasts, and "Audible Originals" exhibits from such luminaries as Common, St. Vincent, Blake Griffin, Jesse Eisenberg, Kevin Bacon, Jamie Lee Curtis, Kate Mara, Tayari Jones, and Harvey Fierstein.

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On the originals entrance, Amazon Music has teamed with DJ Khaled for "The First One", developed by Amazon Music and LeBron James' Springhill Firm, during which he'll interview his all-time favourite artists. "We'll discuss fame, fortune, life, and success".

Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith's Westbrook Audio is making a co-production with Audible, although no particulars in regards to the undertaking have been launched. Only with Amazon Music can customers ask for the latest episode of their favorite show on Echo Auto during their morning commute, resume playback on their phone while working out, and seamlessly move to their Echo device when getting home - just by asking Alexa, with no additional sign in or device linking needed.

Millions of episodes of popular podcasts are rolling out each day. Including many celebrities that you never would have thought would have time to do a podcast.

Clients in the U.S., U.K., Germany and Japan will have the option to stream digital broadcasts for nothing over all levels of Amazon Music, the organization said.

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