Amazon takes on Spotify with new song streaming service

October 13, 2016 - Kindle Unlimited

On-demand strain streaming services such as Spotify and Pandora have turn some of a some-more renouned ways in that people devour strain today. Now, Amazon has thrown a shawl into a ring with a new Amazon Music Unlimited service.

Similar to Kindle Unlimited, Amazon Music Unlimited is a subscription use that allows users to listen to large strain library of tens of millions of songs. By comparison, Amazon says that a existent Prime Music use offers a catalog of roughly 2 million songs.

Like Kindle Unlimited, Amazon Music Unlimited is not giveaway to Prime users. The association is charity a use to Prime members during a medium bonus of either $7.99 per month or $79 for a whole year (about $6.58 per month), compared to a non-Prime cost of $9.99 per month.

There is also a cheaper choice for Amazon Echo owners, as Amazon is charity an Echo-only subscription for usually $3.99 per month, that is tide for one Echo, Echo Dot or Amazon Tap device. Echo users can activate a giveaway hearing for Amazon Music Unlimited simply by observant “Alexa, start my Music Unlimited giveaway trial.”

Amazon pronounced that it skeleton on charity a special “For Family” subscription devise after this year, that will concede adult to 6 family members to use a same Amazon Music Unlimited comment during a rate of $14.99 per month or $149 per year. Amazon Music Unlimited is now accessible in a US only, though Amazon says that it will be rolling a use out to a UK, Germany and Austria after this year.

Still, a new use could contest heavily with Pandora, Spotify and other services. “While Amazon Music Unlimited’s impact on a tide strain landscape is unknown, given Amazon Prime’s large scale, it’s reasonable to assume it could take share,” John Blackledge, an researcher with Cowen Co., pronounced in a note now to clients.

In further to a new streaming service, Amazon has also revamped a strain app, that places a heavier importance on strain find and playback. This includes a “Recommended” add-on that suggests new music, as good as a “Now Playing” add-on that shows strain lyrics that are synchronized to a tide song.

According to Amazon, millions of users already tide strain by Amazon Music, and a association claims that it is one of a many renouned strain streaming services in a world. The information seems to behind adult this claim, as a investigate by Cowen found that around a third of households who allow to Amazon Prime listen to Prime Music, that  Cowen says puts Amazon usually behind human radio, YouTube and a giveaway chronicle of Pandora in terms of sum listeners.

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