Amazon is a company of many different ventures. While they may be most well-known for their online shopping site and free 2-day shipping with their Prime subscription service, that's far from the only thing that the company has its hands in. The Fire tablets, Kindle e-readers, Alexa voice assistant, and solid cloud storage via Amazon Drive are just a few of the other services that the company has to offer, and just about a month ago the company took the wraps off of yet another program - Amazon Music Unlimited.
Amazon Music Unlimited is the company's answer to the likes of Google Play Music, Spotify, Apple Music, etc., and it does look like a really solid option - especially if you're a loyal Amazon customer or user of their own hardware. The service allows you to listen to millions of songs without any sort of advertisements or streaming limits, and starting today, music fans in the United Kingdom can now subscribe to it.
There are multiple tiers to subscribe to, and they work out as follows -
- £3.99/month - Access to Amazon Music Unlimited on one single Echo device.
- £7.99/month - Access to Amazon Music Unlimited on numerous gadgets, including phones, tablets, Echo devices, etc. Alternatively, you can also pay £79.99/year for the same plan, but you'll be looking at an annual savings of £15.98.
- £9.99/month - Access to Amazon Music Unlimited on multiple gadgets if you're not already a subscriber to Amazon Prime.
- Family Plan - At some point before the year is over, Amazon will introduce a sort of family plan in the UK that will allow you to share access to Amazon Music Unlimited with up to 6 people, but the company has to to announce exact pricing for this option.
There's still a lot of room for Amazon Music Unlimited to grow.
The new music streaming service from Amazon might not be revolutionary or ground-breaking, but it's nice to see that the company is working hard on expanding it to as many markets as possible. The service is still in its infancy, so while it may not be all that exciting right now, there's still a lot of room for it to grow in the near future and beyond.