Amazon Launches "Music Unlimited" On-Demand Music Service with Alexa Support

Posted Wed Oct 12, 2016 at 11:00 AM PDT by
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The new subscription music service is now available.  

Amazon has announced the launch of its Music Unlimited platform. The Alexa-powered on-demand music service allows users to access tens of millions of songs and thousands of hand-curated playlists and personalized stations through voice control on supported devices.

"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."

Music Unlimited arrives in conjunction with a redesigned Amazon Music app, offering a new interface that highlights artist images and album art while emphasizing music discovery and playback. The Amazon Music app is now available on Fire devices, iOS, Android, Web, PC and Mac. Likewise, Music Unlimited has been designed with unique Echo features as well, enabling Alexa voice control which allows customers to find tracks, artists, playlists, and recommendations through conversational questions and commands. In addition, Amazon Music on Alexa also offers behind-the-scenes artist commentary, called Side-by-Sides, on select music.

Amazon's Music Unlimited service is now available for $7.99 per month or $79 per year for Prime members, or $9.99 per month for non-Prime customers. In addition, the company is also offering an exclusive "for Echo" subscription plan with full access to Amazon Music Unlimited on a single Echo, Echo Dot or Amazon Tap for $3.99 per month. New customers can enjoy a 30 day free trial.

Source: Amazon

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