Amazon Music Now Available From the Microsoft Store

Posted on February 13, 2018 by Mehedi Hassan in Windows 10 with 22 Comments

After Spotify, Amazon is bringing its paid music streaming service Amazon Music to the Microsoft Store. A listing of the company’s Amazon Music desktop app was earlier spotted on the Microsoft Store by TheWinDuckand the app is currently rolling out on the Microsoft Store.

Like most popular services, Amazon isn’t building an actual, native Universal Windows Platform app for its music streaming service. Instead, the company is bringing its classic desktop app for Windows to the Microsoft Store with Microsoft’s Desktop App Bridge. Other companies like WhatsApp and Spotify have used the same tech to bring their respective desktop apps to the Microsoft Store, with the latter now focusing on adding native features like Live Tile support. Amazon Music and Spotify aren’t the only music streaming services that will be available from the Microsoft Store — Apple is bringing iTunes to the Microsoft Store sometime very soon, and I was recently told the company is currently putting finishing touches on iTunes for the Microsoft Store.

As for Amazon Music, if you already have an Amazon Prime subscription, you can use the service to play a small part of Amazon’s catalog, or you could get the full Music Unlimited subscription to get access to more than 40 million songs. The app also lets Windows users play music stored locally on their device. The app is currently rolling out the Microsoft Store, so you should be able to download it sometime soon once the rollout is complete.

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