Podcasts finally go live on Amazon Music
Amazon Music has finally launched its much-anticipated podcasts platform. The service is live in the US, the UK, Germany, and Japan but not everywhere; it’s still not available in countries like Australia or India.
Podcasts are available on Amazon Music on the web, Amazon Music app on iOS and Android as well as on Amazon Echo devices. So yes, you’ll be able to ask Alexa for podcasts by name.
On the web, the interface is quite basic but functional and seamless. Unlike Spotify, Amazon Music does not allow the option to embed a podcast elsewhere or share it to any social media platform.
Amazon Music has over 55 million customers globally. Podcasts are available to stream on all tiers of Amazon Music at no additional cost, including free access on Echo, web, and in the Amazon Music mobile app. There are over 70,000 titles available, including originals and exclusives from the likes of DJ Khaled, Becky G, Dan Patrick, et al. Note that there is no way to subscribe to unlisted podcasts via RSS feed, pretty much like Spotify.
If you have a podcast, you can submit it to Amazon Music here.