Amazon Launches Streaming Music for Prime Members

SEATTLE (The Seattle Times/MCT) -

Amazon.com is adding a streaming-music service to its Amazon Prime membership benefits.

The service, called Prime Music, allows Prime members in the U.S. to stream songs, ad-free, and download them for offline listening as long as the listener’s membership is current.

More than a million songs are available at launch Thursday, accessible and downloadable at no additional cost to the membership fee, which Amazon recently raised from $79 to $99 a year.