Amazon Music goes free, but with ads on Android, iOS and FireTV.
A few months back, Amazon announced free, ad-sponsored Amazon Music for its Echo devices. That time, Amazon only provided a few options like top playlists and stations. But this is quite different now.
Amazon has made the Music work as complete as we get in the Prime account, however, with advertisements. That means, you can listen to any of your favorite music, artists, skip anytime, etc, but during the playtime, you might get ads running. Just like Spotify.
In a blog post, the firm says:
Music fans will be able to play thousands of stations based on any song, artist, era, and genre; hear top global playlists; and the best in holiday tunes
Also, you can access your free Music on music.amazon.in. Change the .in to your country’s domain extension. And, you do not need any credit or debit card, just an Amazon Account, that’s it.
There are actually a variety of options for streaming music from Amazon.
- Music HD: $12.99 for Prime members / $14.99 for non-Prime. It provides lossless, and hi-res sound quality, with unlimited access.
- Music Unlimited: $7.99 for Prime members, $9.99 for non-Prime users. It provides unlimited access to music on Amazon Music. The Standard Subscription.
- Music Unlimited for Single Device: $3.99 a month, and is limited to Echo and FireTV.
- Prime Music: The usual subscription you get with the Prime Membership.
And the last one is the Amazon Music Free! And if you want ad-free for the first 4 months, just pay $0.99 only! This is for the new users only. After 4 months you will pay $5.99 a month.
Source: The Verge
Also, Read: YouTube Premium goes prepaid in India.