Spotify is undoubtedly dominating the Australasian streaming market right now, but come February 1, there will be a new kid in town – and she’s here to curate your music taste and make you talk to her when you’re at home.
While Amazon has been busy rolling out its local launch for a few months now, finally launching to take on retailers in early December, Amazon Music Unlimited will enter the market on Feb 1 with a catalogue of more than 45 million songs.
The streaming service will offer “hundreds of hand-curated playlists and personalised stations featuring acclaimed local talent,” according to the announce.
Users can listen to Amazon Music Unlimited ad-free with unlimited skips, and just like its rivals, download for offline listening.
Amazon Music Unlimited will arrive with three pricing tiers
The monthly plan options are:
- The Echo Plan, offering full access to Amazon Music Unlimited at the price of $4.99AUD/month on a single Echo, Echo Dot or Echo Plus
- The Individual Plan at $11.99AUD/month
- Or the Family Plan, which will allow up to six members of a household to share a subscription for just $17.99AUD/month.
While the individual and family plans are priced the same as Spotify, the Echo Plan will help differentiate Amazon Music Unlimited from rivals. This is expected to work just like Spotify or Apple Music (in that it’s unlimited, ad-free music on demand) but you can only listen to it on Amazon’s Echo player.