If Google and Apple have already decided to release Google Play Music and Apple Music to take on Spotify, they probably had a good reason. That's at least what Amazon must have thought and after publishing its platform for online movies and series via streaming, Amazon Prime Video, to compete with Netflix and HBO, it has now decided to try its luck in the world of music.
Amazon MP3 has become Amazon's Spotify
The former store with songs in MP3 format has given way to the Internet giant's online music service. Born with the name of Amazon Music, there's not much to be explained about its ins-and-outs and how it works, as they're all very similar in these apps to listen to music on Android and iOS.
It has arrived with 50 million songs that can be listened to via streaming from its built-in player, provided that you've got an Amazon Music Unlimited account. If you've registered, which involves providing your payment details, you'll be able to freely explore the entire catalog of songs, artists, and albums. If not, you'll only be able to play the music stored on your smartphone or tablet in MP3 format ( a function which obviously is also available in the paid version).
Amazon also dares to take in music streams.
So this is basically the answer to the question about how to purchase music on Amazon... in fact, you can purchase it all. It's definitely not a new formula for this company that already offered us Kindle Unlimited which was basically a flat rate for books. These are the main features and functions offered:
- Over 50 million songs, as well as playlists and radio stations.
- Receive customized recommendations.
- New releases on a daily basis.
- Possibility to download full albums and playlists to listen to them offline.
- Pay monthly or annually.
- Listen to songs saved in MP3 format.
The question you were waiting for: how much does it cost
Now that you know what it is and how to use Music Unlimited by Amazon, you only need to find out the most important aspect: its price. Well, just like its main competitors, that will depend on the kind of subscription that you choose:
- Individual account: a single account at 9.99€ per month or 99€ a year.
- Family account: six accounts at the same time for 14.99€ per month or 149€ a year.
If you're a fan of Amazon's services, it might be the right time to try out this alternative to Spotify... if you managed to bring together six mates or relatives, it works out really cheap.
What's new in the latest version
- Adds a function to play video clips.