Previously, if you wanted to take your Amazon Prime tunes on the go, you were limited by the internal storage of your device. Offline playback was available, sure, but not for microSD cards. Songs can add up fast in terms of storage space. For a long time, users have been crying out for Prime Music to allow offline playback of songs downloaded to memory cards so that they wouldn’t have to be constantly picking and choosing which songs they were going to bring along with them.
Finally, Amazon updated the app to gain the ability to store songs on the microSD card for offline playing. In addition to this, Prime Music received support for Android Wear. Now your favorite streaming service can integrate seamlessly with your wearables, allowing you to control your beats without even pulling out your phone.
Small perks, to be sure, but Prime Music has to pull out whatever stops it can to get ahead in this market. Amazon’s streaming service has long been lagging behind more popular services like iTunes, Pandora, Google Music All Access, and Spotify.
The main culprit in this shortfalling is Prime’s noticeably smaller library, but Amazon has been making efforts on this front as well, steadily adding to their catalog. They’ve also introduced Prime Stations to go head to head with streaming radio services, and this most recent update also added a “New to Prime” section to put a spotlight on the music Amazon has been acquiring for the service. There’s also a new “Popular” selection so that you can keep your finger on the pulse of what’s trending in today’s music world.
Only time will tell if Amazon Prime’s music service will reach the levels of popularity enjoyed by other major streaming services, but if they keep at it with these updates, the future looks bright for them. If you’re an Amazon Prime account holder, you can give their music app a spin by downloading it from the Google Play Store.
What do you think? Do you use Prime to stream your music? Why do you prefer it over other streaming services?