Amazon Prime Music introduces podcasts in India including 'On Purpose with Jay Shetty', 'Ted Talks Daily' and more
Amazon Prime Music users can simply ask Alexa to play any podcast episode of their choice via voice command.
Amazon Prime Music has announced the launch of podcasts in India. These podcasts will be available on the Amazon Prime Music app on Android and iOS, Web player and Amazon Echo devices starting today. Notably, Prime members do not need to pay any additional cost to listen to podcasts, and they can even download podcast episodes offline listening. According to the company, the platform offers more than 9 million podcast episodes to choose from.
— Amazon India (@amazonIN) April 14, 2021
Amazon Prime Music users can simply ask Alexa to play any podcast episode of their choice via voice command. Popular podcast creators include Jay Shetty, Cyrus Broacha, Neil Bhatt, Robin Sharma, Sadhguru, Anupam Gupta and so on. Just like Spotify, Amazon Prime Music also offers podcasts on topics like motivation, self-improvement, society and culture, technology, news, comedy, fitness, and more. Popular shows on Amazon Prime Music include On Purpose with Jay Shetty, Ted Talks Daily, The Habit Coach with Ashdin Doctor, and The Musafir Series.
As per the press release, Sahas Malhotra, Director, Amazon Prime Music, India states, “Starting today, our service will evolve from a place to listen to 70 million songs, ad-free into an immersive destination of music, content, culture, and community. We will continue to invest in enhancing the audio streaming experience for our customers, and today’s launch signals a further investment in entertainment and a continued evolution of our service as a premiere destination for music and culture.”
India's indie music scene, marked by competition and unsustainability, could profit from collectivisation
Most musicians accept that greater solidarity among artists is required to transform the scene from one that has traditionally been dominated by a privileged few into a more equal space.
CiNEmatters Ep 5 | How Anmol Gurung's Appa, about a father-son duo, reveals social structures hidden in plain sight
Firstpost presents CiNEmatters, a podcast examining cinema about and from the North East of India. In episode 5, we discuss 'Appa' (2019), a Nepali film by Anmol Gurung, set in Kalimpong.
Amazon Sidewalk program forces users of many Echo smart speakers and Ring security cameras to automatically share a small portion of their home wireless bandwidth with neighbours.