Amazon Music Now Available From the Microsoft Store

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.

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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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  • burog25c

    13 February, 2018 - 2:05 pm

    <p>I'll give it a try. It HAS to be better than the shit MS recommended after they gave up on Groove. Spotify sucks. I'm ready to move on, and I'm willing to try Amazon, or any other music service.</p>

  • Stooks

    13 February, 2018 - 2:09 pm

    <p>But..but…but…but what about the PWA version????</p><p><br></p><p>2022 Amazon buys Microsoft.</p>

  • Chris_Kez

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    13 February, 2018 - 2:22 pm

    <p>I wonder if Amazon will connect this to their upcoming W10 Alexa app. I further wonder whether Cortana will be able to control Amazon Music just as it can control Spotify (by linking a Premium account to your Notebook in Cortana).</p>

  • Darekmeridian

    13 February, 2018 - 2:30 pm

    <p>Great, just as I get Spotify all set into my "listenflow" ? Damn you Jeff Bezos! </p>

  • bbennett40

    13 February, 2018 - 2:45 pm

    <p>Add xbox support and bye bye Spotify </p>

    • Stooks

      13 February, 2018 - 3:12 pm

      <blockquote><a href="#245490"><em>In reply to bbennett40:</em></a></blockquote><p>I do not know how Spotify is alive today. They have been burning money faster than they make it for a few years now.</p>

      • NazmusLabs

        14 February, 2018 - 8:44 am

        <blockquote><a href="#245495"><em>In reply to Stooks:</em></a></blockquote><p>I'm guessing Investors. But Allah (SWT) knows best.</p>

      • Waethorn

        14 February, 2018 - 1:52 pm

        <blockquote><a href="#245495"><em>In reply to Stooks:</em></a></blockquote><p>Cell carrier partnerships.</p>

  • bennett_cg

    13 February, 2018 - 3:26 pm

    <p>Perhaps most importantly: does this mean that it will stay updated without having to restart the application every third time you open it?</p>

  • jbinaz

    13 February, 2018 - 5:34 pm

    <p>Doesn't MS get 30% of all sales in the store like Apple does? I would assume so, but would that apply to Amazon? I can't imagine they would agree to that. Maybe a part of their partnership? Or it doesn't matter since MS doesn't compete in music? Interesting. Glad, because I use Amazon music and not having to update it all the time would be nice.</p>

  • scj123

    Premium Member
    13 February, 2018 - 5:46 pm

    <p>For some reason its showing as not available in the UK</p>

  • Waethorn

    13 February, 2018 - 9:49 pm

    <p>There's all this talk in the tech news from the last few days about Amazon doing a big partnership with Microsoft. Let me call this like I see it: Microsoft is hedging bets with who they see as their next (and probably last) big sales partner left: Amazon. In other words, their honeymoon and subsequent partnership to give Best Buy boatloads of cash to keep them afloat is OVER! The store-within-a-store concept failed. Best Buy took their billion dollars and just renovated stores with bigger aisle walls.</p>

  • EZAB

    14 February, 2018 - 12:54 am

    <p>Can I buy Music from Amazon through the Microsoft Store with this and not have to Stream? I do not have Amazon Prime.</p>

  • RM

    14 February, 2018 - 7:41 am

    <p>Maybe hell will freeze over and Google will bring their music service to Microsoft Store. Actually, I hope they don't!</p>

  • NoFlames

    14 February, 2018 - 1:27 pm

    <p>I recently switched from Groove to Spotify, and Spotify is way better than Amazon app, however I'm happy to see this added. Hopefully they will improve it to be more App like instead of a direct port of the desktop. I think Amazon has the worst music client of all the streaming services.</p>

  • BudTugglie

    14 February, 2018 - 7:23 pm

    <p>Does anyone actually use the Microsoft store?</p>

  • Rob_Wade

    14 February, 2018 - 10:54 pm

    <p>No, the app really doesn't let you play your locally stored music. Or, certainly not most of it. I was gullible enough to install this app and try it. What a joke. Out of the over 500 albums I have on my machine, it saw a whopping 22. And there is no setting to tell it where to actually look. It is a HORRIBLE app in just about every conceivable way. And pretty much what I expected from Amazon.</p>

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