Amazon Music Unlimited Launches
October 12, 2016 at 6:10 AM (PT)
AMAZON has officially unveiled its long-expected streaming, customizable music service, AMAZON MUSIC UNLIMITED. The service is available at $7.99/month or $79/year for AMAZON PRIME customers and $9.99/month for non-PRIME subscribers and offers access on the AMAZON ECHO voice-controlled device for $3.99/month with the option to upgrade to full access on all devices at any time for an additional $4/month.
“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. Plus, customers are going to love AMAZON MUSIC’s all-new app for iOS, ANDROID, and desktop,” said AMAZON CEO JEFF BEZOS. “And if you want a sense of the future of voice-controlled music, go ahead and ask ALEXA for a free MUSIC UNLIMITED trial, and play around on your ECHO. If you don’t know the name of a song but know a few lyrics, if you want to hear songs from a specific decade, or even if you’re looking for music to match your mood, just ask.”
The service is launching with a catalog AMAZON says includes tens of millions of songs, as opposed to the AMAZON MUSIC free option's catalog of over two million. The AMAZON MUSIC app is also launching a redesign at the same time, and a "for family" plan will be available later this year for $14.99/month or $149/year. The service will expand to the U.K., GERMANY, and AUSTRIA this year, as well.