Amazon Music is now available in India, free for Prime members

Amazon Music is now available in India, after being teased for nearly two months. The audio streaming service is free for Prime members, just like Prime Video.

Amazon Music India

Unlike Google Play Music, which has no English songs, Amazon Music’s catalogue does include English, Latin, and the following Indian regional languages: Bengali, Bhojpuri, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Punjabi, Rajasthani, Tamil, and Telugu. When you login to the service, you can set your language preference, to discover music.

Amazon Music India

And yes, Amazon Music is an ad-free service. You can access Amazon Music on basically any device, be it a PC, Mobile Phone or Tablet. On your PC, you just need to go to https://music.amazon.in/ in your web browser, and sign in to your account to play the music.

Oddly enough, Amazon Music for Web requires Adobe Flash to work, and while we think it is because of some DRM which the company has implemented to prevent piracy, the official explanation is that this enables plugin-free streaming. Supported browsers include Google Chrome, Apple Safari, Microsoft Edge, and Mozilla Firefox.

There are Stations which you can select which comprise of collections based on Artist, Film, Top songs from specific languages, and also genres such as Pop, Rock, etc. The Playlists section includes Amazon-curated lists of songs. You can skip as many tracks as you want for free.

Download the Amazon Music app for iOS from the App Store, or for Android from the Play Store and you can listen to your music on the go, including saving songs for offline listening.

If you asked me to choose between Amazon Music vs Apple Music vs Google Play Music, I’d say Amazon Music wins hands down. You get free video streaming, music streaming, and early sales, free priority deliveries, etc for one price. You just can’t beat that.

Ashwin Karthik