Amazon Prime members already enjoy free two-day shipping and unlimited video streaming. This summer, theyll also gain access to a music streaming service, according to BuzzFeed.
The largest online retailer in the world is expected to expand its Prime membership offerings to include a stockpile of old and newish music subscribers to stream on demand.
Unlike Spotify, Rdio, or Beats Music, Amazons streaming service wont include new titles. Instead, it will offer a potluck of select songs and albums it has licensed from labels at a discount. To be included on the service, the songs and albums must be at least 6 months old.
According to BuzzFeed, Amazon has already reached agreements with Sony Music Entertainment, Warner Music Group, and several independents for the new service. The third major label, Universal Music Group, wasn’t confirmed at press time.
The Prime music service is expected to launch in June or July.