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Amazon's New Streaming Music Service Goes Live

SEATTLE (CelebrityAccess) — Amazon has launched their long-rumored streaming music service Amazin Music Unlimited, with price tiers that are designed to undercut sector leaders Spotify and Apple Music.

The service offers "tens of millions of songs and thousands of hand-curated playlists and personalized stations" to Amazon Prime members for $7.99 a month or even $79 per year (about $6.58 per month), or $9.99 for the plebs, AKA non-Prime users.

The service includes a newly redesigned Amazon Music App, and full integration with Alexa, Amazon's voice operated home assistant built into their highly popular Echo device.

“Amazon Music Unlimited brings real value to the millions of people who are already Prime members, with a choice of subscribing for only $7.99 a month or even $79 per year. Plus, customers are going to love Amazon Music’s all-new app for iOS, Android and desktop,” said Jeff Bezos, Amazon Founder and CEO. “And if you want a sense of the future of voice-controlled music, go ahead and ask Alexa for a free Music Unlimited trial, and play around on your Echo. If you don’t know the name of a song but know a few lyrics, if you want to hear songs from a specific decade, or even if you’re looking for music to match your mood, just ask.”

The company also teased a forthcoming family subscription plan allowing up to six family members simultaneous access to Amazon Music Unlimited for $14.99/month or $149/year.

The company also indicated that it plans to roll out the music service in other markets this year, including the UK, Germany, and Austria. – Staff Writers