Amazon.com’s new onlineÂ music store Amazon MP3 offers songs in several Indian languages including Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Punjabi and Kannada.
We checked the Amazon store for songs from old and new Hindi and Tamil movies including Aradhana, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, Dhoom and Ilamai Oonjaladigirathu (Tamil). Guess what, we found ’em all there.
A preview option lets you listen to the songs for a short while before making the purchase.
Most of the Hindi and Tamil songs we checked were priced at 89 cents each while some were 99 cents.
The good news for buyers – the songs are available in MP3 format without digital rights management (DRM) restrictions.
This means that customers can enjoy their music downloads using any hardware device including PCs, Macs, iPods, Zunes, Zens, iPhones, RAZRs and BlackBerrys.
Buyers are also supposed to be able to organize their music using any music management application such as iTunes or Windows Media Player and burn songs to CDs.
Amazon’s new music download serviceÂ is offering a total of two million songs from 180,000 artists in a wide variety of genres.
Will Amazon.com be able to make a dent in the face of the Apple iPod juggernaut? Watch this space.