Amazon Music subscribers at all levels can now stream podcasts for free. Listeners from Germany, Japan, USA and UK can tune in to their favorite shows and discover exclusive content hosted by DJ Khaled, Becky G, Will Smith, Dan Patrick and many more.
“The listening habits of our customers are constantly evolving and we know they rely on us to provide them with a rich experience rooted in music and entertainment,” said Steve Boom, vice president of Amazon Music. said in a press release. “With this launch, we are bringing even more forms of entertainment to customers, while allowing creators to reach new audiences globally, just like we have done with music streaming.”
“Podcasts, coupled with our recent partnership with Twitch to bring live streaming into the app,” he continued, “makes Amazon Music a premier destination for creators.”
Millions of popular podcast episodes take place every day. Audiophiles and true crime enthusiasts, meanwhile, can look forward to the February launch of Disgraceland, “a podcast about musicians who get away with murder and behave very badly.” according to the site of the show. Did Jerry Lee Lewis Get Off With Murdering 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 wanted – 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 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 video show “En la Sala” with Becky G; and “That Scene with Dan Patrick,” a collaboration with IMDb to dissect memorable scenes from the biggest movies and TV shows.
Start listening on your phone during the morning commute, plug in headphones and continue on your work computer, then end an episode at home by asking Alexa to resume reading.
“We’re 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 so easy. Our customers will be able to use the voice functionality they know and love with music, to now enjoy a superior podcast experience. and discover a brand – new selection of favorites. “