23 November 2020
In the last few months, Amazon has been on roll when it comes to making Amazon Music one of the most feature-rich music streaming apps out there. It has added support for podcasts and even extended X-Ray functionality to offer interesting trivia about songs, albums, and artists. It is now time for a new feature that will make the app even more useful for music lovers.
Amazon Music has now received support for music video streaming. It means users will now be able to stream videos of the songs they are listening to. This is the same as the experience on YouTube Music where users can quickly switch between video and audio-only streaming of the song. The major difference is that music video support is available only for Amazon Music Unlimited subscribers.
Other than playing a song, videos can also be played by visiting an artist's page and browsing music video playlists curated by Amazon. The official announcement does not mention how many music videos are there at the moment. This makes it hard to say if you will be able to get videos for all your favorite artists and songs.
For the uninitiated ones, Amazon Music Unlimited is a different paid service than Amazon Music which comes bundled with Prime membership. It costs $9.99 per month for the Standard tier but can be purchased for $7.99 per month if you are already a Prime member. Amazon also offers an HD lossless tier for the Unlimited service that costs $14.99 and $12.99 per month respectively.