Amazon has confirmed that its music service will be part of Comcast’s Xfinity X1 set-top boxes. This latest announcement marks an important step for the company as it is Amazon Music’s first TV distribution deal and comes six months after Comcast launched Prime Video on X1.
While the current Amazon Music subscribers will have access to the full library, those who have access to only Prime Music will also be able to stream the music through Comcast’s services. The company revealed that it will install the service on set-top boxes in the coming weeks.
Nancy Spears, Comcast’s Vice President of Business Operations Explained to Variety that despite its recent inclusion, Prime Video has become one of the most used apps on the service. As a result, the company has decided to extend its partnership with Amazon Music as part of its plans to become a one-stop-shop for media and entertainment going forward.
While it’ll be interesting to see if Comcast manages to bring other services such as Spotify and Apple Music to the platform, Spears stated that the company is open to partnerships with other companies.
Amazon Music will join Comcast’s other popular service providers which allow music and content streaming. At the moment, Comcast offers $5 per month subscription plan which allows users to stream YouTube, Netflix, Pandora, iHeartRadio, NPR One, CuriosityStream as well as Prime video among many other services.