Amazon Prime Music has launched in Canada

Canadian Amazon users now have access to millions of songs, playlists and stations with Prime Music now available.

Surprisingly late in the day, Amazon have launched their music streaming service Prime Music in Canada. From today Amazon Prime members in Canada can stream music from the website, various apps and Fire TV Stick.

Prime Music re-imagines music listening with innovative voice controls powered by Alexa. New Echo owners in Canada will soon be able to experience the simplicity of using their voice to ask Alexa for music, which makes listening to favourites and discovering new music easier and more fun than ever before.

In addition to browsing the Amazon Music app or Web Player for a wide selection of today’s hottest songs from best-selling artists including Rihanna, Shawn Mendes, Halsey, Justin Bieber, Keith Urban, The Tragically Hip and Hedley, customers will now be able to simply ask Alexa to play the music they love by playlist, song, or album title, as well as artist name, tempo, popularity or genre.

For example: 

  • Want to hear your favourite artist? Just ask, “Alexa, play Alessia Cara,” and she’ll begin playing music by the acclaimed singer-songwriter.
  • Want to hear tunes at a certain tempo? Ask, “Alexa, play relaxing pop music,” and Alexa will play relaxing pop music hits.
  • Know what type of music you want to hear, but can’t think of a playlist or album? Ask, “Alexa, play hip-hop songs,” or “Alexa, play rock music,” and Alexa will play a range of songs and artists.
  • Looking for tracks from a chart-topping artist? Just ask for the most popular songs by a particular artist, like “Alexa, play popular Justin Bieber songs.”

With today’s launch of Prime Music, Prime members are also now able to enjoy hundreds of playlists and stations hand-curated by Amazon Music’s experts from a catalog of more than one million songs, based on a variety of genres ranging from “Top Pop” to “Classic Rock,” to mixes exclusively featuring Canadian artists including “Made in Canada: Rock and Alternative,” to “Quebec Country Now,” “Acoustic Commute,” and “Chanteuse Québécoise.” Customers can now also create their own playlists based on favourite songs or new music discovered through Amazon’s personalized recommendations.

Country Manager for Amazon Canada, Mike Strauch said: “Music plays such an important role in our customers’ lives, and we’re excited to provide an even better Prime experience for Canada with the launch of Prime Music. The combination of music and natural language voice controls with Alexa, paired with playlists and stations developed uniquely for our customers, further highlights the value of Amazon Prime membership.”

Start listening to Prime Music today by downloading the Amazon Music app in Android and iOS app stores, or by visiting www.amazon.ca/primemusic. Additionally, eligible customers who are not already Prime members can try Prime Music with a 30-day free trial of Amazon Prime today.

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