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Amazon Music updates with ad-free radio for Prime members

Prime Stations allow you to get ad-free radio stations with your Prime subscription with unlimited skips. You can also now get personalized recommendations for Prime songs and more. Check out the list below to see all of the changes in Amazon Music 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

Amazon Music 4.0 is available from the App Store now.

Joseph Keller is the former Editor in Chief of iMore. An Apple user for almost 20 years, he spends his time learning the ins and outs of iOS and macOS, always finding ways of getting the most out of his iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac.

9 Comments
  • Can you actually cache the stations, too? That's one thing I can't live without: Station caching.
  • I wonder if anyone who pays for these streaming services is aware that there are literally thousands upon thousands of FREE Internet radio stations out there, as well as thousands more that are "Free with ads." I understand this particular stream is "free" (i.e.- not really free) if you use Amazon Prime already, but still ... Internet radio is a lot closer to being actually "free" and has been around for at least a decade. It's built right into iTunes and most of the big stations have their own iOS app.
  • I pay for Slacker Radio. Mainly because I can create my own stations, and download the station for offline listening. I just have the $3.99/month subscription. It's well worth it, as it keeps me from going over on my data plan, since I can't access WiFi at my office. I listen to music most of the day, so having the ability to listen offline is fantastic. Also, not all streaming services are for everyone. All the free ones you talk about... how many songs do they have in their library? I chose Slacker over the others because they have a lot of songs, and for the types of music I listen to the most, they had a greater variety, and seemed to play some of the "deeper" album tracks that Pandora and others never played. That said, I'm pissed at Slacker for not updating their iPad app to the new user interface for several YEARS! The iPhone app is on its third UI since I've been using it, and the iPad hasn't changed once. It's freakin' annoying! If anyone else is annoyed by this, please Tweet your displeasure to @SlackerRadio, like I have been doing. Let's start some kind of movement to get them off their lazy asses! :)
  • I would use Slacker if they would make a Mac app, rather than needing to use the ugly web interface.
  • Well I guess you miss the point of their name. They are "Slacker" Radio. So they will be lazy by nature.
  • Looks like they skate by on a technicality then! Dammit!
  • I assume this only includes the couple dozen tracks of music they have available to Prime members in the regular music app? If so, I'll stick to iTunes Radio, thanks.
  • Well check it out to see before making a snap decision on it. Though I tend to just use iTunes radio for my music needs. I don't listen to music much except when I read or I am massaging clients.
  • Thanks Renee!