TORONTO (Hypebot) — Amazon Music Unlimited launched today in Canada, joining Amazon Music which launched there last year. As in the US, users can access music through voice with Alexa on the Amazon Music app for iOS and Android.
Amazon Music is now in 40 countries.
“We’ve seen such a positive customer response from the launch of Prime Music for Canada last year, and with today’s launch we’re excited to bring more customers even more choice and ways of discovering music with Alexa,” stated Sean McMullan, Head of International Expansion for Amazon Music. “We’re thrilled for our Canadian customers to start streaming with Unlimited today, and begin enjoying expanded voice controls to play music for every moment.”
Eligible customers get a free 90-day trial and can choose between the exclusive Prime member price of CDN$7.99/month or CDN$79/year, the Individual Plan for non-Prime members at CDN$9.99/month; the Family Plan, which allows up to six members of a household to share a subscription for just CDN$14.99/month for Prime and non-Prime members, or CDN$149/year for Prime members; the Single Device Plan, offering full access to Amazon Music Unlimited at CDN$3.99/month on one Echo device.
Users can ask Alexa:
- Interested in a playlist for a specific activity? Try, “Alexa, play music for working out” or “Alexa, play music for cleaning”
- Prefer a certain song or genre to wake you up in the morning? Try, “Alexa, set an alarm at 6 a.m. to the new song by Alessia Cara” or “Alexa, wake me up with relaxing music at 7 a.m.”
- Hear a song you love and want to save it? Just ask, “Alexa, add this song to my running playlist” or “Alexa, create a new playlist with this song”
- Want to listen to music you haven’t heard in a while? Ask, “Alexa, play the Metric playlist I was listening to three weeks ago” or “Alexa, play music I was listening to earlier today”
In addition to a range of locally curated playlists and stations featuring international chart-topping artists, from “Brand New Music” to “All Hits,” Amazon Music Unlimited offers numerous playlists and stations featuring Canadian artists from all genres including Cœur de pirate, Celine Dion, The Weeknd, Blue Rodeo and Jessie Reyez. Subscribers can also find the best in top genres, from Tory Lanez on “Fresh Hip-Hop” to The Reklaws on “Fresh Country,” as well as explore a range of globally available playlists, including “Pop Culture,” which spotlights the latest pop music releases.