Rumors have been spinning across the internet, that Amazon has the plans to launch their standalone music streaming service. Now these rumors are worth believing and have been proven out. Today company will announce the launch of Amazon Music Unlimited.
This new streaming service with on-demand will offers the access to tens of millions of songs. The service is made available for $7.99 per month for Prime members and $9.99 per month for non-Prime members.
Amazon also introduced “for Echo” subscription plan, this lets you listen only on the connected speakers at the price of $3.99 per month. This new plan Echo-only was confirmed by the reports from alternate sources, and this is the second service, aimed at owners of Amazon Echo hardware. This will help in differentiating the Amazon Music Unlimited from rivals.
Apart from this, there is another plan “Family subscription” for Amazon Music Unlimited. This is going to arrive in later this year. This allows up to six family members accessing simultaneously to Amazon Music Unlimited. The monthly fare for this plan is $14.99, and yearly it goes up to $149.
Jeff Bezos, Amazon Founder, and CEO says: “Amazon Music Unlimited brings real value to the millions of people who are already Prime members, with a choice of subscribing for only $7.99 a month or even $79 per year.
This service, Amazon Music Unlimited will be starting in the US, and made available to customers in UK, Germany and Austria this year.
Amazon is now already offering the limited streaming music service to the prime members, which is commonly known for their free and two-day shipping service. Prime Music is cataloged with the few million tracks which will continue to operate with the essential changes.
As of now Amazon have never calculated the statistics like how many people were listening to Prime Music, nor how many prime members it has? But now the company says millions of members already streaming music through the limited Prime Music service each month.
According to the Stats, Spotify has 40 million paying members, and Apple Music has 17 million.