Amazon has launched its Music Unlimited service in the UK, just a month after the US launch. Regular prices start at £7.99/month or £79/year for Prime members and £9.99/month for non-Prime customers. The company said that a subscription plan for individual Echo devices is available for just £3.99/month.
According to Amazon, Music Unlimited is:
“An on-demand music service that redefines music streaming by putting a catalogue of over 40 million songs and thousands of hand-curated playlists and personalised stations not just at the tips of your fingers, but also on the tip of your tongue. Amazon Music Unlimited makes discovering new music or listening to favourites easier and more fun than ever with the recently redesigned Amazon Music app as well as with innovative new Alexa voice controls.”
For users who buy the “for Echo” £3.99/month subscription, you’ll be able to listen to behind-the-scenes artist commentary about their music, which is called Side-by-Side. The service is available exclusively on Amazon Music with commentaries from famous artists including Emeli Sandé, The Chainsmokers, Sting, Two Door Cinema Club, Madness, Norah Jones, The Shires and Michael Buble, with more being added all the time.
Earlier this month it was reported that Apple Music may see price drops across its service to better compete against Amazon. We could see a decision from Apple as soon as Christmas.