Amazon Launches Unlimited On-Demand Streaming Music Service

Subscription will cost Prime members $7.99 a month — non-Prime folks need to add two bucks to that

Amazon Music Unlimited

Amazon launched its unlimited streaming on-demand music service on Wednesday, offering a catalog of tens of millions of songs and thousands of curated playlists and stations.

Prime members can pay $7.99 a month or $79 per year for Amazon Music Unlimited. Non-Prime members will need to cough up another two bucks per month. There’s also an exclusive “for Echo” option that drops the cost to $3.99 every 30 days.

Additionally, a family plan is coming later this year to the U.S., U.K., Germany and Austria, Amazon said. That one will allow up to six family members simultaneous access to the service for $14.99 per month or $149 per year.

“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,” Jeff Bezos, Amazon founder and CEO, said in a media release. “Plus, customers are going to love Amazon Music’s all-new app for iOS, Android and desktop.”

“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,” he continued. “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.”

The redesigned Amazon Music app is available on Fire devices, iOS, Android, Web, PC and Mac.