There are several different streaming music services available, including Apple Music, Spotify, Google Play Music, and Amazon Prime Music. One of the big differences with Amazon Prime Music is that it’s built into an Amazon Prime subscription, but a new report claims that Amazon could soon launch a service similar to Spotify.
Reuters reports that Amazon will soon launch a standalone music streaming service. Like Apple Music, Spotify Premium, and others, Amazon’s service is expected to cost $9.99 per month and offer a “competitive catalog” of music. Amazon is currently finalizing the licenses for streaming with music labels, today’s report claims, and is expected to launch its service in late summer or early fall.
It may sound kind of strange that Amazon is planning to launch a premium music service when it offers Prime Music with its paid Prime subscriptions. However, Amazon clearly wants to be your one-stop shop for all your media consumption needs, and Prime Music’s catalog of songs is lacking compared to the likes of Apple Music and Spotify.
What will be interesting is seeing just how well this premium Amazon music service does with consumers. The streaming music market is already pretty crowded, but Amazon is a big name, so it may be able to amass a decent subscriber base. Would you sign up for a premium music streaming service from Amazon?