Amazon Music launched in India: Everything you need to know

Amazon Music

Amazon has launched Amazon Music in India for Android, iOS, and the web. Amazon Music is a subscription-based music streaming service that is actually part of Amazon Prime. It is now possible to work with Amazon Music either via, Android or iOS. If you had purchased Amazon Echo, you should know about the Amazon Music. However, the service was not working well most of the time when we tested it. We have to wait and watch whether Amazon Music will work perfectly now after the mega launch.

Amazon Music has been rolled out in a wide range of languages such as Hindi, English, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Bengali, Bhojpuri, Gujarati, and Rajasthani. You will view a list of all playlists and albums in the recently played section if you are using Amazon Music on your Echo smart speaker.

We installed the Amazon Music app and logged in with our credentials. We selected the language options and saw several tracks and playlists. In the Malayalam category, we saw the latest music such as “Manikya Malaraya Poovi“, which has become a huge sensation on the Internet. The Amazon Music also includes Alexa voice assistant. If you tap on the icon, you can just say “Play Ghazals” and you will be able to hear the songs. The dashboard provides few useful commands, which you should try initially.

Amazon Music Alexa

If you are a member of Amazon Prime, you will have access to Amazon Music. Otherwise, you will have to pay Rs. 999 for a one-year subscription. If you compare Apple Music and Google Play Music, the overall cost of Amazon Music is cheaper at Rs. 82.25 per month.

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Interestingly, Amazon India hasn’t yet disclosed the total number of tracks available on Amazon Music. However, Google and Apple had claimed that they have over 45 million songs on their cloud-based streaming service. In the US, Amazon Music comprises of over 2 million songs.

Anand Narayanaswamy is the editor-in-chief of Netans. He was recognized as a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for 9 years (2002 to 2011) and currently part of MVP Reconnect program. He is also part of the prestigious ASPInsider program. Anand has published several articles and reviews related to various software and hardware products for various software and technology related websites. He is also active on social media and also participates as an Influencer for various brands. Anand can be reached at