Friday, 19 April, 2019

Amazon free ad-supported music service may launch next week

Amazon free ad-supported music service may launch next week Amazon tipped to launch a free, ad-supported music service to take on Spotify
Lora Ball | 16 April, 2019, 13:25

"Might" being the operative word, however, since according to the Billboard report what Amazon is planning here will be a limited offering, compared to the much more comprehensive catalog of music Spotify tries to offer.

So far, the e-commerce giant offers its Prime Music service as part of its Amazon Prime subscription service at $119 per year.

The music streaming wars aren't offer yet, with Amazon reportedly in talks with the big labels about offering an free, ad-supported service to take on Spotify - and it might be launching as early as next week.

However, the service would not be expected to have as extensive a catalogue as a service like Spotify.

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Amazon's Prime Music is now included as part of its Amazon Prime subscription service for $119 per year.

Amazon Music Unlimited only costs $3.99 a month if the subscription is only used through an Echo device.

The firm also offers Amazon Music Unlimited for $9.99 a month ($7.99 for Prime members).

Shares of the streaming-music service Spotify fell almost 4% early Monday after it was reported that Amazon was looking to launch a free music service that could arrive as early as next week. The service will largely be marketed through the Echo line of speakers, and will give buyers of the Echo series a value-addition and the ability to stream music on the speaker without having to first sign-up and pay for a service.

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