As was rumoured earlier this week, Amazon has launched their first music streaming service, Amazon Music Unlimited.
To start with, the service will be available in the US, available for from $3.99 a month for an Echo-only subscription, which will allow you to listen to music via the Echo, Echo Dot, or the Amazon Tap, but nothing else.
There’s also a $9.99 a month subscription for non-Prime subscribers, or $7.99 a month, or $79 a year for those who already have a Prime subscription. Those last two will work with any compatible device.
Amazon Music Unlimited, Amazon’s first fully-fledged music streaming service, has launched in the US, with several different subscriptions available.
When integrated with the Amazon Echo, Alexa will be able to learn the music that you like, allowing you to use commands like “play some music” in order to get a set of tracks from the service, and she will also be able to tell you the names of songs, who recorded the song, and even provide you with lyrics.
This comes alongside a makeover to the Amazon Music app, which now includes a Home section for updates from Amazon’s music editors about trending songs and albums, as well as the introduction of personalised playlists, synchronised lyrics in Now Playing and a closer emphasis on album art.
If you want, Amazon will also be offering you a Family plan for the service “soon” that will allow up to six users to use the same Music Unlimited plan for $14.99 a month, or $149 a year.
Amazon Music Unlimited is currently only available in the US, however, Amazon has confirmed that it will be available in the UK, Germany, and Austria later this year.
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