We are in a golden era of accessing music. Streaming services such as Spotify, Apple Music and Pandora have provided a platform for consumers to curate a library of music and access a vast landscape of artists material and the demand for faster and cheaper music continues to perpetuate competition in the tech space. Enter Amazon Music Unlimited.
Amazon Music Unlimited is a relaunched version of the existing Prime Music service but boasts a larger catalogue of “tens of millions” of songs, deals with all three major labels and “thousands” of independent labels.
Amazon has developed software to users which allows them to request content using vocal commands, ranging from song, album and artist requests to music based on mood. Perhaps more intriguing is the Side-by-Side feature which puts exclusive artist commentary together with their music.
Aside from advertised bells and whistles in current streaming services, popularity is defined primarily by its usability and functionality for the user. It is yet to be confirmed if Amazon will partake in the controversial (and damn right annoying) exercise of releasing albums exclusive to a particular service which limits access solely to its premium members.
The service, which is currently only available in the USA, costs $9.99 a month (the same as Spotify and Apple Music), but Prime subscribers can get it for $7.99. Owners of Amazon’s Echo Speaker can get the service for just $3.99 a month.
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