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    News - Amazon launches Prime Music streaming service

    The new ad-free service gives its Prime members access to over 1 million songs.
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    Re: News - Amazon launches Prime Music streaming service

    This isn't likely to make me feel better about the price hike in Prime costs that came with Instant Video. I *still* think it would have been better to slightly increase the old Prime cost, then offer IV and music streaming as "add on" products.

    I've been on Instant Video and I'm not overly impressed either. What's there as bundled content is pretty old, or very niche. It doesn't compare well with what's available on Virgin Media on-demand. Paid for content is also very expensive.

    As the article says, "only" a million tracks, and I'm willing to bet that these will be pretty much limited to the kind of fare that Radio 1 plays. Maybe when it comes over here we'll get an ad-supported free alternative too.

    I'm still planning to cancel my Prime membership before it renews - might even use the money saved towards the Netflix subscription that the kids are badgering me for.

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    Re: News - Amazon launches Prime Music streaming service

    Can't say I'm a fan of the "All or Nothing" package. And certainly not at that price. I'm quite happy to wait a couple of days to get an item (or use amazon locker) and I wouldn't use the video streaming service enough to make that worthwhile. So I'l be choosing the 'nothing' option.
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    Re: News - Amazon launches Prime Music streaming service

    I probably won't make use of this, but credit to them for adding more value again

    Personally I get more than enough value out of the shipping alone (especially around christmas time) so video+music is just a nice bonus on top. The shipping is worth the money alone if you use amazon a lot.

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    Re: News - Amazon launches Prime Music streaming service

    Think if they added Audiobooks, I'd be slightly more happy with my Prime subscription (think Audible is owned by amazon). At the moment, nothing there's worth the cost, the only reason I went prime is because I was regularly ordering nappies for my kids, so was worth it at £41. But not for the current cost.... movies is alright, but nothing special and I won't miss it if I didn't have it.

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    Re: News - Amazon launches Prime Music streaming service

    It's US only for the time being, as considering how long it took their video streaming to reach the UK, I won't be holding my breath about this factoring in my decision to renew my Prime in October or not.

    As it stands, I think I will renew it. The kids use it quite a lot, and we have paid for a few films so far. It might actually improve when I get an old PS3 working again and replace the Sony BD playerwe have at the moment, the interface Amazon it pretty terrible (it does a performance check every time you start to stream something, the PS3 doesn't do that).

    edit And I agree, wrapping Audible into the subscription in some way would be awesome.

    edit 2 And an Android app for instant video would be good.

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    Re: News - Amazon launches Prime Music streaming service

    Quote Originally Posted by Funkstar View Post
    It's US only for the time being, as considering how long it took their video streaming to reach the UK, I won't be holding my breath about this factoring in my decision to renew my Prime in October or not.

    edit 2 And an Android app for instant video would be good.
    Yeah bit disappointing it's not in the UK as well, could be a number of months. I like Prime for the postage, at <£50 it was a bargain for me as I shop on Amazon nearly every week and will be using Amazon Family soon, at nearly £80 I'm less sure so it'd definitely be welcome of they included some Amazon Music storage, or an optional Music/Drive switch or something... I don't use the video really so I reckon a menu like select 2 or 3 out of things offered as part of package and then others as top-up would work well.

    Probably never be an Android app because they want you on a Kindle...

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    Re: News - Amazon launches Prime Music streaming service

    Quote Originally Posted by kingpotnoodle View Post
    Probably never be an Android app because they want you on a Kindle...
    Oh, I know why, but I would still like an Android app. There is an iOS app after all.

    Our oldest has a Kindle, he now wishes he got a standard 7" Android tablet instead, he's finding the Kindle far too restrictive as far as apps are concerned.

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    Re: News - Amazon launches Prime Music streaming service

    Not sure on Hexus reporting US only news to be honest :/ *shrugs*

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    Re: News - Amazon launches Prime Music streaming service

    Amazon can go lick my balls at the price hike for services I don't want or need. I only wanted delivery so I won't renew. A friend moaned and renewed at the old price. As it stands each time they cock up next day delivery I have a moan on live chat and get another month added so I am 4 months up and this xmas is taken care of

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    Re: News - Amazon launches Prime Music streaming service

    Quote Originally Posted by Funkstar View Post

    edit 2 And an Android app for instant video would be good.
    There is a Kindle app for android - I've got it on my androidised HP touchpad. (its just updated as I type this )

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d....amazon.kindle
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    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel View Post
    Not sure on Hexus reporting US only news to be honest :/ *shrugs*
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    Re: News - Amazon launches Prime Music streaming service

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    Quote Originally Posted by Funkstar View Post

    edit 2 And an Android app for instant video would be good.
    There is a Kindle app for android - I've got it on my androidised HP touchpad. (its just updated as I type this )

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d....amazon.kindle
    But thats books only... The instant video doesn't have an app.

    I'm in the same boat as others. I cancelled our prime after the recent price hike. No interest in anything but the next day delivery.
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    Re: News - Amazon launches Prime Music streaming service

    Quote Originally Posted by peterb View Post
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    What?! Quick, tax them! No tea for you sir!

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    Re: News - Amazon launches Prime Music streaming service

    Quote Originally Posted by kingpotnoodle View Post
    Probably never be an Android app because they want you on a Kindle...
    Can't see why not. After all, there's Amazon apps on Android for shopping, music and app store. Personally I would have thought the smart money would be on them just adding the streaming service to the existing music app.

    There's even an app for Instant Video, but it's designed for streamers such as Google TV etc.
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    Re: News - Amazon launches Prime Music streaming service

    Quote Originally Posted by cheesemp View Post
    I'm in the same boat as others. I cancelled our prime after the recent price hike. No interest in anything but the next day delivery.
    Seen a few people mention doing this and just don't understand the reasoning, why they wouldn't signup when they could at the old price for an extra year before cancelling it, assuming you considered it good value at the old price?

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