March 23, 2015 Last Updated 2:52 pm

Amazon updates its Prime Music iOS app, promotes ad-free Prime Stations with unlimited skips

The Amazon Music app just got a lot more like Pandora with its latest update. Amazon Music with Prime Music is the music app the online retailer introduced when it started offering streaming for customers who had previously bought CDs or MP3s through its online store. But once the app was installed, it could begin serving as a streaming service similar to others.

AMP-lgThe update brings the iOS app up to version 4.0, and the app description makes it seem like this is brand new feature (Prime Music streaming), but it really isn’t. It’s that the app has been redesigned considerably to feature the streaming as opposed to the users own Amazon library. There is also a new splash screen awaiting users.

The value of any streaming service is, of course, the depth of its catalog, and the Amazon service is known to be lacking. I find the service far inferior to Beats (which I use) or Spotify (which I don’t), but it is still something I keep on my iPhone as its real advantage may to users who still occasionally still buy physical media.

What’s New in Version 4.0

  • Introducing ad-free Prime Stations with unlimited skips
  • Personalized recommendations on Prime songs, albums, and playlists
  • New design for easier browsing of Prime Music and your library
  • Simplified navigation and faster performance

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