Amazon Prime members will receive another feature from Amazon: music streaming service. Starting as early as this week Amazon will launch its music streaming service to compete with other services such as Spotify, Pandora, and Beats, according to the NYTimes. Citing several people informed on Amazon’s business plans, the NYTimes reports that the service will be available to Prime members, giving them access to thousands of songs without any form of advertisements. The service, however, will not include new releases or any music from Universal Music Group, which is the largest music company.
Amazon is said to have signed a deal with Sony and Warner Music, which are also two of the largest music companies by offering them $25 million in fees allocating $5 million for small labels. Although Prime is tied to Amazon, the streaming service will work across multiple devices.