Amazon Music subscribers at all levels can now stream podcasts for free. Listeners in Germany, Japan, the United States, and the United Kingdom can tune in to their favorite shows and experience exclusive content hosted by DJ Khaled, Becky G, Will Smith, Dan Patrick, and more.
“Our customers’ listening habits are constantly changing, and we know they rely on us to deliver a rich experience rooted in music and entertainment,” said Steve Boom, vice president of Amazon Music, in a statement. “With this launch, we’re giving customers even more forms of entertainment to enjoy, while enabling creators to reach new audiences around the world, just like we did with music streaming.”
“Podcasts, coupled with our recent partnership with Twitch to integrate live streaming into the app,” he continued, “makes Amazon Music a premier destination for creators.”
Millions of episodes of popular podcasts are streamed every day. Audiophiles and true crime buffs, meanwhile, can look forward to the February launch of Disgraceland, “a podcast about musicians who get away with murder and misbehave,” according to the Disgraceland website. the broadcast. Did Jerry Lee Lewis get away with the murder of his fifth wife? How did Sid Vicious and Sam Cooke really die? See you next year to find out.
“Partnering with Amazon Music allows me to really give my listeners what they’ve always been asking for: more Disgraceland content,” said host Jake Brennan, co-founder of Double Elvis Productions. “We are improving the future of the show for fans, expanding our content production by moving to an ‘always on’ weekly schedule, which will result in more episodes for listeners on a more consistent basis.”
Amazon has also partnered with some of the biggest names in the industry to produce original content, like DJ Khaled’s “The First One” interview podcast; weekly “En la Sala” video show with Becky G; and “That Scene with Dan Patrick” – a collaboration with IMDb to dissect memorable scenes from the greatest movies and TV series.
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Start listening on your phone during the morning commute, plug in some headphones and continue on your work computer, then end an episode at home by asking Alexa to resume playing.
“We are excited to provide customers with a convenient podcast listening experience that fits their lifestyle,” said Kintan Brahmbhatt, Director of Podcasts for Amazon Music. “Never before has listening to podcasts on the go, in the car or at home been easier. Our customers will be able to use the voice functionality they know and love with music, now to enjoy a superior podcast experience and discover a brand new selection of favourites.”
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