History Of Amazon Music:
Amazon music is a music streaming platform operated by amazon.com. It was launched in public beta on September 25, 2007, in January 2008 it became the first music store to sell music without digital right management. Started with four major music labels EMI universal, Warner Music, and Sony BMG as well as some independent music companies. All tracks for original sold into 256 KB per second MP3 format without customer watermarking or DRM.
After the United States of America, Amazon MP3 has launched in the UK on December 3, 2008, in Germany on April 1, 2009, and in French on June 10, 2009. It has been available in Austria and Switzerland on December 3, 2009, Amazon MP3 store was launched in Japan on November 10, 2010, the Spanish and Italian edition was launched on October 4, 2012, Amazon launched cloud player as an extension to MP3 store in the US on March 29, 2011.
At Launch Amazon offer over 2 million songs from more than 180000 Artist and over 20000 labels including EMI music Universal music group to customers located in the US only. In December 2007 Warner music announced that it would offer catalog on Amazon MP3. The current catalog is of 29.1 million songs.
In January 2008, Amazon announcement to roll Amazon MP3 out International Amazon limits International access by checking users credit card. The first international version was launched December 3, 2008, in United Kingdom Germany, France, Japan, Italian, and Spanish version of the store addition to digital purchase. Amazon music also serves streaming music a service offering unlimited streaming of Limited music catalog. It has been available to Amazon Prime subscriber in several countries in 2014 music unlimited full catalog streaming service has been available as additional standalone subscriptions in late 2016.
The Amazon Music player is integrated with the digital music, Prime and Unlimited streaming services, as well as the music store for purchases. The players allow users to store and play their music from a web browser, mobile apps, and desktop applications etc.
Amazon Music Player accounts get 250 tracks of free storage; however, music purchased through Amazon MP3 store does not count towards the storage limit. Once the music is stored in Amazon Music, a user can choose to download it to one of the Android, iOS, or desktop devices using Amazon Music application. Music is uploaded via the Amazon Music player for PC and Mac. Previously Amazon offered the Amazon MP3 Uploader which was an Adobe AIR application.
Amazon Music allows 10 devices to be authorized. Customers can deauthorize their old devices via a web interface. Originally bundled with Amazon Cloud Drive was the music streaming application called Cloud Player which allowed users to play their music stored in the Cloud Drive from any computer or Android device with Internet access. This was discontinued.
Amazon Music for PC was launched in May 2013 as a downloadable Windows application for playing music outside a web browser. The OS X version of Amazon Music was released in October 2013. On December 8, 2015, Amazon Prime Music became available on Denon Electronics HEOS by Denon wireless sound systems, adding a new streaming outlet for music and entertainment enthusiasts.
On October 12, 2016, Amazon Music Unlimited was released in the United States. Music Unlimited is a full-catalog unlimited streaming service, available as a monthly or annual subscription. It is billed in addition to, and available without an Amazon Prime account. The service later expanded to users in the United Kingdom, Germany and Austria on November 14, 2016.
Unlimited Music Streaming Service Echo in 28 countries more:
Amazon Music Unlimited launched in the U.S. in 2016, followed by the U.K., Germany, Japan, and Austria. The 28 new added countries are: Belgium, Bolivia, Bulgaria, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Panama, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Sweden and Uruguay.
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