Amazon Music Unlimited is a new streaming music competitor in the arena with the likes of Spotify, Tidal, Apple Music, and Pandora.
The new service has most of things that it competitors have: the mandatory library of licensed songs and artists, an app on iOS and Android, and a tiered pricing model staring at $3.99 per month for people with the Echodevice, $7.99 per month for Prime customers, and the industry standard of $9.99 for everyone else.
By having such a low price Echodevice owners, Amazon is hoping to entice other to purchase it. As for the $7.99 price for Prime customers, it’s expected although one would think having an annual subscription would just have Amazon Music Unlimited included. Of course that’s what Amazon Prime Music is for.
The service is meant to work hand-in-hand with Alexa which will pick up on a user’s musical tastes and create playlists, play albums or simply song from an artist. It will also allow for users to find songs by lyrics. Alexa will also play “mood music” depending on the situation you mention for example “exercise music.”
This year has been busy for Amazon offering more to customers and potential subscribers. It has chopped up its subscription service to make it more affordable or acceptable for potential subscribers, started a service for readers, and now there will be stores for Prime customers. We’ll have to wait and see if Amazon has anything else for the very end of year.