There are a lot of music streaming services out there. Apple, Spotify, Google Play Music, and any number of others. that’s a pretty crowded field, and yet, Amazon has spotted a softness in the marketplace, and a good way to add some value to Amazon’s Echo home entertainment/concierge system. To that end, Amazon is ready to strike up the band and play the music. Amazon is rolling out a streaming music service to compete with all the other streaming music services.
The service is called Amazon Music Unlimited. It’s not exactly unlimited, but Amazon has signed agreements with hundreds of music labels and will be offering tens of millions of songs for listeners. Amazon Prime members will continue to receive Prime Music, as well as a discount on Amazon Music Unlimited should they wish to subscribe. Prime Music only has a library of one to two million songs, which is lower, but still pretty good for a throw-in alongside movies and TV shows and free e-books.
If you’re an interested customer, Amazon Music Unlimited can be had for $9.99 a month. If you’re a Prime Member, you can have it for $79 a year or $7.99 a month. If you have an Echo, a streaming offering for that is available for only $3.99. There are also apps for iOS, Android, Sonos, desktop computers, and Amazon’s own Fire line of products.
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