You can now listen to millions of free podcast episodes from more than 70,000 shows on Amazon Music. Find shows from an array of publishers including iHeartMedia, NPR, Vox, NBC Audio, The Skimm, and others, plus new, original podcasts produced exclusively for Amazon Music. Podcasts are available across all tiers of service at no additional cost.
Amazon Music launched the service in the U.S., UK, Germany and Japan, becoming a major new rival to Apple Podcasts and Spotify.
Popular podcasts available on Amazon Music include “Serial,” “WTF with Marc Maron,” “What a Day,” “This American Life,” and “Radiolab.” Original shows being produced exclusively for Amazon Music include podcasts hosted by Will Smith, DJ Khaled, Becky G, Dan Patrick and more. In February 2021, Amazon Music will also be the exclusive home of the music-meets-true-crime podcast, Disgraceland, a show exploring the criminal antics and connections of some of the world’s favorite musicians, from the Rolling Stones to Tupac.
Over 55 million customers subscribe to Amazon Music, which has a strong connection to smart speakers. Now when an Amazon Echo owner asks Alexa to play a podcast, it will pull up the show from Amazon Music by default.
“Our customers’ listening habits are constantly evolving, and we know they’re looking to us to provide them with a rich experience rooted in music and entertainment,” said Steve Boom, VP of Amazon Music. “With this launch, we’re bringing customers even more forms of entertainment to enjoy, while enabling creators to reach new audiences globally, just as we’ve done with music streaming. Podcasts, paired with our recent partnership with Twitch to bring live streaming into the app, makes Amazon Music a premiere destination for creators.”
Podcasts are now available to stream on Amazon Music, including free access across on Amazon Echo, web, and in the Amazon Music mobile app. To learn more, or to add your own podcast to Amazon Music, visit amazon.com/podcasts.