Here's a look at the new Amazon Music Unlimited streaming service and how it might stack up against established services from Apple Music and Spotify. Members of its Prime free shipping service will pay $7.99 for those subscriptions or they can stick to their limited catalog of about two million free songs. Instead, the service is trying to compete on the same level as Apple Music and Spotify, delivering a streaming music experience for users to listen to any track they want at any time.
About that last - in our brief time with its new app, Amazon Music, a difference seems to have been split between Spotify's clean, playlist-focused interface and Apple Music's art-heavy but congested, still-living-with-iTunes vibe. The new Prime Music system comes with a free 30 day trial to see if you dig it.
Should you sign up for Music Unlimited? Millions of Prime members already stream music on Amazon Prime every month, making Amazon Music one of the most popular music streaming services in the world.
"Amazon Prime Music continues to be the clear market leader with a subscriber increase from 10% of broadband households in 2015 to 15% in 2016", explained the company. Users would still have to shell out a bit of money first before they could get the $3.99 plan, unlike Spotify's premium membership where you would only need to make one payment, then have all of its services.
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Amazon Music also offers behind-the-scenes artist commentary about their music, called Side-by-Sides. For example, say, "Alexa, play that song that goes "put up a parking lot, '" and the speaker will play Counting Crows" version of the Joni Mitchell classic "Big Yellow Taxi".
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Spotify stands well clear of its nearest rival Apple Music, which had some 17 million paying subscribers as of September, but it has yet to post an annual profit, spending most of its revenue on compensating artists and rights-holders.
On-demand streaming accounted for 51 percent of the total listening time of 15-to-19 year-old participants in a US study conducted this spring by Lots of Online People and the Music Business Association. It will be available to customers in the UK, Germany and Austria later this year. "It's about offering a better range of prices for a bigger range of people - and Amazon already has a massive ready-made audience to sell this to".