Editor’s Note: Amazon Music for SHIELD TV is currently available in the US-only.
Just in time to play Mariah Carey’s Merry Christmas album on repeat for the next 20,160 minutes, SHIELD TV is getting the Amazon Music app – joining the likes of Google Play Music (which includes access to your iTunes library), Spotify, Pandora, Tidal, iHeartRadio, TuneIn and more, giving SHIELD users an aural explosion of access to more music than any other streaming media device.
As an open platform, SHIELD offers a window into your Amazon experience. You’ve been streaming your favorite Prime Video shows and movies in up to 4K HDR resolutions since SHIELD launched early last year. A few weeks ago, you started controlling SHIELD with an Echo. Next on the list: stream your favorite music with Amazon Music.
With the Amazon Music app on SHIELD, Prime members have access to more than two million songs with Prime Music, included with your membership at no additional cost. SHIELD users will also have access to Amazon Music’s premium streaming tier with more than 50 million songs, including the latest releases from today’s popular artists. Amazon Music Unlimited is available ad-free, with unlimited skips and offline listening, starting at $7.99/month for Prime members, and $9.99/month if you don’t have a Prime account.
For a limited time, new Amazon Music Unlimited subscribers can get three months of the premium streaming tier for just $0.99, and enjoy unlimited access to more than 50 million songs and hands-free listening on their favorite devices.*
SHIELD also has Chromecast built-in, so you can cast Amazon Music from your phone or tablet to your TV for additional control.
I’m in! Let’s Get Started
Available starting December 11, 2018, SHIELD users can download Software Experience Upgrade 7.2 which will include the Amazon Music app. You can also download the app from the Google Play Store.
To upgrade to Amazon Music Unlimited and have access to more than 50 million songs, head over to the Amazon Music page and follow the simple registration process.
Special Offer for a Limited Time
Spreading a little holiday cheer, through December 24, 2018, you can score a SHIELD starting at $149. The sale price is available at the SHIELD store, Amazon, Best Buy, and other electronics retail partners.
The release of SHIELD Experience Upgrade 7.2 also brings new features and improvements. You gain support for SMBv3 when connecting SHIELD to a NAS or PC, are now able to customize Quick Settings and can turn on auto-updates. The best experience for streaming YouTube gets better: SHIELD now supports 5.1 audio – the first streaming media player to do so.
The openest platform once again gets opener.
So, besides a little All I Want for Christmas is You, what’s on your holiday playlist?
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*Renews automatically. Starts at $7.99/mo after. New subscribers only. Terms apply.