Amazon Music for Windows 10 hits Microsoft Store

Amazon Music for Windows 10 available now via Microsoft Store (Source: Windows Experience Blog)
Amazon Music for Windows 10 available now via Microsoft Store (Source: Windows Experience Blog)
The Amazon Music app for Windows 10 became available for download from the Microsoft Store yesterday. However, it is only available for those running the Windows 10 Anniversary Update or a later edition.
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What is today known as Amazon Music was introduced as a public beta service called Amazon MP3 in late September of 2007. In January 2008, it became the first online music store to sell tracks without digital rights management (DRM) limitations from EMI, Universal, Sony BMG, and Warner Music, as well as from many independent labels. Amazon Music for PC arrived in May 2013, and now it can finally be downloaded from the Microsoft Store for both Windows 10 PCs and tablets.

Amazon Music for Windows 10 comes with two streaming service options, namely Amazon Music Unlimited and Prime Music. The first one, introduced in the United States back in 2016, comes with a full catalog of tens of millions of songs and thousands of hand-curated playlists and stations. While Amazon Music Unlimited is charged separately, Prime Music is included in the price of the Prime membership. This option provides ad-free access to over two million songs, as well as more than one thousand playlists and stations.

Sadly, the service is not available in most markets. For now, Amazon Music is only available in the US, UK, Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and Japan. For a very interesting side-by-side review that includes Amazon Music Unlimited, Spotify, and Apple Music, feel free to take a look at the video embedded below.


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Codrut Nistor, 2018-02-14 (Update: 2018-02-14)
Codrut Nistor
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Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.