There are some great apps available via Sky’s platform including Netflix and Disney+ but it’s always been somewhat lacking on the music side of things. Fortunately, that’s just changed with the launch of Amazon Music on Sky’s platforms.
Launching today, customers of Sky Q, Sky Glass and Sky Stream can use the Amazon Music app to stream over 100 million songs. That includes ad-free listening in a shuffle mode or All Access playlists for any existing Amazon Prime members.
However, an Amazon Music Unlimited subscription is needed to unlock the full potential of the app with access to those millions of tracks with no restrictions. That’s ad-free, of course, and includes the latest releases.
Amazon Music Unlimited costs $9.99/£9.99/€9.99 per month, and you can make use of a 30-day free trial. However, prices are going up by $1/£1/€1 on 21 February.
Still, Sky customers who don’t even subscribe to Prime can stream a ‘selection of top playlists’ for free if you don’t mind listening to the odd advert.
The move comes just over two years after Sky launched Amazon Prime Video on Sky Q and joins the likes of Spotify, BBC Sounds and Roxi in the music streaming services category.
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“At Sky we’re focused on bringing people the best entertainment experience, and the launch of Amazon Music on Sky Glass, Sky Stream and Sky Q really emphasises that. Fans can enjoy a huge selection of brilliant music and playlists on their TV alongside the best range of shows, movies and fitness content,” said Fraser Stirling, Global Chief Product Officer at Sky.
The Amazon Music app can be found on the app rail, or you can load it up by voice commands such as “Hello Sky, open Amazon Music” or “Amazon Music” depending on which Sky device you have.