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Amazon unveils Prime Music, removes the 'barrier' of choice

Amazon unveils Prime Music, removes the 'barrier' of choice

Online retail giant Amazon has unveiled its new streaming service, called Prime Music, one more addition to the company’s growing list of perks provided to premium members.

As Amazon’s video service does with movies and TV shows, Prime Music promises unlimited access to a volume of songs, catalog albums and myriad playlists. In the process, the company is dipping its toes in the increasingly competitive world of online music streaming.  

It joins a field that includes Google Music, Spotify, the newly Apple-acquired Beats Music, Rdio and others, all of which promise universal access to cloud-based music.

In its announcement, Amazon, which has been in the news...

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