Amazon MP3 for BlackBerry now available

By Adam Zeis on 14 Dec 2010 09:17 am EST
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Looking for a new music alternative for your BlackBerry? How about trying out Amazon MP3? The new app launched today and allows users to browse, preview, download and store music as well as share with friends. If you're looking for an iTunes alternative, this may be the one for you. Features include:

  • Download music via Wi-Fi or over the air (OTA)
  • Browse by what's new, deals, top songs, top albums, genres, and sub genres
  • Check back every day for the Free Song of the Day and Daily Deal album
  • Preview a 30-second sample before you buy
  • Tell friends about your favorites via BBM, email, SMS, Socials Feeds, Facebook, and Twitter
  • Bookmark a song and come back to it whenever you're ready for a preview or download.
  • Integrated with BlackBerry smartphone features and functions, including Universal Search and Media Library

Amazon MP3 is currently in beta and is available free in the BlackBerry App World test center. Currently the app is only available in the US. Full press release after the break. Hit the link below for more.

More information/download of Amazon MP3 in BlackBerry App World

Music on the Move-RIM and Amazon Launch Amazon MP3 for BlackBerry Smartphones

New app makes the Amazon MP3 store a seamless multimedia experience on BlackBerry smartphones

WATERLOO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 14, 2010) - Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ:RIMM)(TSX:RIM) and Amazon today launched Amazon MP3 for BlackBerry(R) smartphones in beta in the U.S. The new app gives BlackBerry smartphone users access to Amazon's entire music catalog of over 14 million songs for easy purchase and download.(i)

Amazon MP3 for BlackBerry smartphones lets users discover songs, artists and albums, then lets them buy and download tracks from Amazon with just a few clicks. The app also offers delivery options to suit all data plans, so tracks can be downloaded over Wi-Fi(R) or cellular networks. Users are able to easily share their latest musical finds with their friends by sending comments and links for specific tracks through BBM(TM) (BlackBerry(R) Messenger), email, SMS, Twitter and Facebook(R).

"Amazon MP3 for BlackBerry smartphones makes it fun and easy to get new music and we're thrilled to work with Amazon to bring this service to users," said Alistair Mitchell, Vice President, BBM Platform and Integrated Services. "Users can directly access Amazon MP3's massive catalogue to easily find, preview and buy music through the BlackBerry media player, and then share their thoughts with their social circle, giving them a uniquely BlackBerry experience that combines communications with multimedia."

Other key features of Amazon MP3 for BlackBerry smartphones include:

  • Music Discoverability - Browse the Amazon catalog by what's new, top
    songs, top albums and genres; choose from over a million albums, and 14
    million songs - all competitively priced and DRM free
  • New Music Deals Everyday - Check back daily for a free song of the day
    and daily album deals
  • Bookmarks - Easily bookmark songs or albums for preview or to download
    at a later time
  • Gift Cards - Redeem promotional or Amazon gift card codes directly from
    the app
  • Preview - Listen to a 30-second sample before buying
  • Parental Control - Adjust the explicit content control settings

Amazon MP3 for BlackBerry smartphones is also integrated with the universal search feature on handsets running the new BlackBerry(R) 6 operating system. Users can simply start typing the title or artist from the home screen of their BlackBerry smartphone and Amazon MP3 will appear as a search option.

Availability

Amazon MP3 for BlackBerry smartphones is now available in beta for BlackBerry smartphone users in the U.S. on BlackBerry App World(TM) in the Test Center. For more information please visit www.blackberry.com/amazonmp3.

Reader comments

Amazon MP3 for BlackBerry now available

87 Comments

I thought so too at first then I signed up for blackberry beta zone (blackberry.com/beta) and could download it. Works great! Purchased my first song a few minutes ago. Instantly my second favorite app (after my ereader--i love having 130+ books in my pocket)

A while back I signed up with BlackBerry Beta Zone. I logged in today to change my email address, something I had forgotten to do previously. There was a notification for me that I was invited to participate in the beta testing for Amazon MP3 app. I joined, got link and loaded up via my web browser. Now have the Amazon's MP3 app on my Storm2. Maybe it's a Verizon issue that we can't download OTA, but we aren't locked out from this app. So while it's a pain, it's not impossible. If I have it, you can have it too. :)

Is it that this app doesn't work in the UK or is it my Torch that's not supported?

Edit: Just re-read the description.... Only available in the US. Never mind.

Interesting. I wonder if the reason it's not available on the Storm2 9550 is that Verizon is blocking it and trying to force people to buy from VCAST instead. Is anybody on Verizon able to download?

I have the Storm2 9550 on Verizon and I downloaded ota with no trouble. If your still having trouble, try downloading it via wifi maybe.

I have a 9700 on AT&T and it won't let me download it. It says "This application is not available on your device or for your carrier." Yet on the blackberry app world website it says its compatible with 9700. Is it AT&T? Any body else have this problem?

I also have a 9700 on AT&T, I'm running OS6 (344), and it works good for me. I also have a beta zone account.

App doesn't even show up in App World for me on 5.0.0.714 with a 9700 on T-Mobile, I'm guessing this might be like the news feeds app, and may take a few hours to propagate to everyone.

it had 3 reviews up til minutes ago and then they disappeared...so some people are able to download it

I have a T-Mobile 9700 also. The app is in my app world, but I'm not able to download. It says not available for my device or carrier.

Works great on my T-Mo 8900 running 5.0.0.900. Pretty sweet app! The UI is better than appworld in my opinion.

This is the only place I buy all my music and especially MP3 music from. They have the best deals and I am so happy they have an app..

I was so ecstatic when I saw the post about Amazon MP3 for blackberry. I just started using it on my mac recently and love it. So I thought this would bypass me having to transfer things to my sd card. I was so DISAPPOINTED when the message came up that my device was unsupported. :(

FOUND A FIX! Posted by blackberry1208

Log in to blackberry beta zone and download it there. If you don't have a blackberry beta zone account, get one. Works great for me. Just downloaded one song already. The free one though. :D

This is my ONLY source for downloading MP3 albums. Thanks for bringing it to Blackberry, just get it out of Beta ASAP!!!

From the Link above... (something must not be working on BB App World) I'm bummed because no Tour support...

Supported Devices
BlackBerry 8520
BlackBerry 8530
BlackBerry 8900
BlackBerry 9000
BlackBerry 9100
BlackBerry 9105
BlackBerry 9500
BlackBerry 9530
BlackBerry 9650
BlackBerry 9670
BlackBerry 9700
BlackBerry 9780
BlackBerry 9800

Required Device Software
5.0.0 or higher

Supported Countries
United States

Supported Carriers
All carriers

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The Storm1 9530 is supported but not the Storm2 9550? Both are Verizon and the 9530 isn't even being sold anymore. WTH???

As expected...no go from my VZW Bold 9650.

I guess it's not the end of the world for me as if I want to get something, I'll just DL from Amazon at night on my home PC and then move over to my phone.

So, VZW, if you are blocking, what's the point?!? I can still get the music outside of your (cr)apps anyway.....

Just register on Beta Zone. That's what I did. Doesn't even show up in my App World, so I logged on to Beta Zone and downloaded thru them.

Great idea. I already have a Beta Zone account, so I logged in and there it was. Installed it, and it works great! Downloading the free song right now. Woohoo!

Just downloaded on my Storm using Verizon, installed no problem. I ran it and signed into my account, no problem, and am currently downloading the song of the day (free) just to test.
Clicked on it after the downloaded and automatically played in the Media player.
I guess for those having issues, try again

I got it on storm2 by using the weblink, downloading the internet explorer app world plug in, plugging in my storm2 via USB and syncing the app.

Typical, just like the Amazon app itself - the Amazon mp3 app is no use to someone in the UK.

Hmm...
"Availability

Amazon MP3 for BlackBerry smartphones is now available in beta for BlackBerry smartphone users in the U.S. on BlackBerry App World(TM) in the Test Center."

So apparently a Storm2 isn't a BlackBerry smartphone, because there is no support for the Storm2 in the U.S.

I come to expect this level of service from third party developers, but not from RIM. I'm thinking it's time to leave BB when my contract is up, this is really beyond annoying.

I sent an email to App World customer support.....we'll see if that helps move things along....

Can't see it in the Canadian App World. Sucks that us Canadian devs make these apps and can't even use them.

I love it. I just have one issue. When I type an artist name in the search bar it doesn't give me the option to enter & search. The only way to search is to use Universal Search. Is this an App issue or an OS6 issue. I'm currently running on a leak OS6 on my 9700.

REALLY??? Wow, how sad is this? This what makes the news for BB? This has been around on the other platform markets for over a year! What's the point in even buying a smart phone if you're stuck with technology that's obsolete? Yeah. Good luck with this. PS, there is a reason that it doesn't support the Storm series. Both of them were a joke.

Pointless blabbering from a ignorant fool. I am a
Storm2 owner and I'm very happy with it. If you
haven't anything of value to share then don't
bother posting...oh wait ignorant fools are famous for going off at the mouth and sharing nothing of value. So we can expect more useless spewing from you un the future I'm sure.

Same here for me. Signed in to App World beta site. It tells me my VZW 9650 is not supported. Sent email to BB App support asking WTH...... Not sure, but I think I smell a Verizon rat.

I have the 9650 with Sprint....App World saying that this app is not supported. What gives? Sent an e-mail to App world support as well

Works on 9700 for tmobile.

One quirk I have found is that when I attempted to preview a song, it played over the speakerphone even though I had headphones in the phone.

Yep all VZW phones.

You have got to be kidding me. I've been wanting a way to download amazon MP3 via my Storm2 for a long time!!!

Just downloaded in seconds and seems to be working. Played a few previews most work, some seem to be corrupted, you get 1 second and then cuts off or has popping and crackling in clip. I'm going to try downloading something next.

It most definitely works for the Storm2. As was said earlier, this is only in the Beta Zone currently. I've tried a few previews so far and haven't had any problems at all. I'll give it a few days but I wouldn't be surprised at all if this is out of beta shortly and in everyone's hands. I'm liking the layout, which by the way, is similar to the newer appworld 2.0 scroll.

If you can't wait, go through the process of joining Beta zone - http://www.blackberry.com/beta and test drive it yourself. Have fun people and keep it light...

It's about time Amazon thx! Downloaded free song, now I'm off to see what else I can get! Woot woot no more AT&T's lousy music app!!!!

Pure awesomeness in an app. Love it! I purchased a song and it was downloaded in seconds over wifi. I've been dying for this, glad its finally real! :)

Hi everyone – it’s Alex from RIM. The Amazon MP3 app is available in beta only for BlackBerry smartphone users in the United States (but stay tuned for future updates on our Inside BlackBerry Blog). Also, for those of you who had trouble downloading the app to your phone, please give it another try today. Cheers!

It's a great app. Some may have to register @ BB Beta Zone to download the app, and with that it may not have full functionality. However, I accessed Amazon.com thru my phones browser and was able to download OTA.

Just a confirm that this apps works well on my VZW 9630. It's nothing new as you could DL songs on VZW OTA since about 3 years ago. But this is cool to have and I love Amazon so I will use it for sure.

I don't belong to BlackBerry Beta World. Just used the link posted in a thread.