Amazon is elevating the worth of its music streaming service, the corporate introduced in a brand new FAQ. From Might 5, Amazon Prime subscribers should pay $8.99 (£8.99) per 30 days or $89 (£89) per yr to entry Music Limitless, up from $7.99 (£7.99) and $79 (£79) respectively. The worth of the single-device plan – which helps you to take heed to the complete library however solely from a single Echo or Fireplace TV system – can also be dropping from $3.99 (£3.99) to $4.99 (£4.99) per 30 days. Should you’re not a Prime member, the worth of Amazon Music Limitless stays unchanged at $9.99 (£9.99).
As Engadget notes, the worth change nearly eliminates the low cost Amazon Prime subscribers get when paying for Amazon Music on high of their common month-to-month Amazon subscription. Fairly than getting a $2 per 30 days low cost, they now solely get $1 off in comparison with non-Prime subscribers. Information of the worth enhance comes weeks after Amazon raised its Prime membership costs for the primary time in 4 years from $119 to $139 per yr, or $12.99 to $14.99 per 30 days.
Amazon features a bundled model of its music streaming service with an everyday Prime subscription, however it presents a restricted catalog of simply 2 million songs (in comparison with 90 million with Limitless). There’s additionally no help for lossless CD high quality or hi-res music streams with out paying for Limitless.
Amazon Music is usually thought of the third largest music streaming service on the planet behind Spotify and Apple Music. Within the second quarter of final yr, analysis company Midia reported that Apple Music (which generally prices $9.99 per 30 days) had round 78.6 million subscribers, in comparison with Amazon Music (together with Prime Music and Music Limitless) with simply over 68.1 million. Spotify ($9.99 per 30 days), in the meantime, had 180 million premium subscribers on the finish of final yr.