SEATTLE, WA (CelebrityAccess) — E-Commerce giant Amazon announced it is seeking to expand its music streaming service by making its ad-supported tier free to everyone via the Amazon Music app on iOS, Android, and FireTV, or on the web.
The expanded service offering is available to U.S., U.K., and Germany, Amazon said.
Amazon had previously restricted the service to customers streaming music via Amazon’s Echo smart speakers or who had an active Amazon Prime subscription. Earlier this year, Amazon dropped the $3.99 per month fee for streaming from Amazon Music Unlimited and rolled out an ad-supported tier for Echo users.
The change makes Amazon’s Prime Music catalog of about 2 million songs available as a gateway to users who might spring for Amazon’s much larger (50 million songs) Music Unlimited service, which currently retails for $7.99 per month for Prime members or $9.99 for the hoi polloi.
Amazon is also offering a 4-month trial for unlimited at $0.99.