Now Streaming: Amazon Music Unlimited

Combining the simplicity and magic of natural language voice
control—powered by Alexa—with tens of millions of songs and thousands of
hand-curated playlists and personalized stations, Amazon Music Unlimited
makes discovering and listening to music easier than ever…just ask

Amazon Music Unlimited is available at the breakthrough price of
$7.99/month or $79/year for Prime members—$9.99/month for non-Prime

Exclusive “for Echo” subscription plan is available for only
$3.99/month with full access to Amazon Music Unlimited

SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–(NASDAQ: AMZN)—Amazon today introduced Amazon Music Unlimited, an
on-demand music service that redefines music streaming by putting a
catalog of tens of millions of songs and thousands of hand-curated
playlists and personalized stations not just at the tips of your
fingers, but also on the tip of your tongue. Amazon Music Unlimited
makes discovering new music or listening to favorites easier and more
fun than ever with a redesigned Amazon Music app as well as with
innovative new Alexa voice controls.

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

More for Prime Members

Prime members now have more choice than ever when it comes to music
streaming. Millions of Prime members already stream music on Amazon
Prime every month, making Amazon Music one of the most popular music
streaming services in the world. The Prime catalog has grown to more
than two million songs and over one thousand hand-curated playlists and
personalized stations. Today, with the launch of Amazon Music Unlimited,
Prime members who want even more music have access to a catalog of tens
of millions of songs and thousands of hand-curated playlists and
personalized stations at a breakthrough Prime member price of
$7.99/month or $79/year (which equals only $6.58/month).

Even Better on Echo

Millions of customers have fallen in love with Alexa and have given Echo
over 28,000 5-star reviews on Amazon. Since the debut of Echo nearly two
years ago, music consistently has been one of the most popular
activities on Echo; now Amazon Music has reimagined music listening on
Echo with intuitive new Alexa voice controls that turn your Echo into
the ultimate personalized jukebox. No searching or browsing
required…just ask. And with the advanced machine learning of Alexa, the
Amazon Music experience will become more conversational and personalized
all the time.

  • Ready to listen to Sia? Just ask, “Alexa, play Sia” and Alexa will
    create a playlist of Sia’s most popular songs
  • Want to hear the latest hit by Green Day? Just ask, “Alexa, play Green
    Day’s new song” and Alexa will play their latest single, “Bang Bang”
  • Have words to a song stuck in your head but can’t remember the name of
    the song? All you have to do is say a few words and Alexa will play
    the song. For example, just ask, “Alexa, play the song that goes, ‘I
    was doing just fine before I met you’” and Alexa will play, “Closer”
    by The Chainsmokers
  • Want to re-live the music from your college days? You can ask Alexa to
    play hit music from a decade or a specific year or month. Just ask,
    “Alexa, play the most popular rock from the 90s” and Alexa will take
    you back in time
  • Feeling down and need a pick-me-up? Just ask, “Alexa play ‘Happy
    Music’” and Alexa will choose a playlist based on your listening
    history like “Feel-Good Indie,” “R&B Fun” or “Pop To Make you Feel
  • Want to listen to early catalog from a favorite artist? Just ask,
    “Alexa, play Van Halen from the 70s” and Alexa will play tracks from
    the LA rockers’ first couple of albums
  • Having friends over? Just ask, “Alexa, play music for a dinner party”
    and Alexa will choose a playlist based on your listening history like
    “Dinner With Friends,” “Cooking With 90s Hip-Hop” or “Indie Dinner
  • Want to be surprised? Just ask, “Alexa, play the Song of the Day” to
    hear a song picked daily by Amazon Music editors. Song of the Day also
    features a DJ intro with fun facts about the song and an outro with
    suggestions for further listening
  • Not sure what to play? Just ask, “Alexa, play music” and Alexa will
    find something personalized just for you

Amazon Music on Alexa also brings fans and artists closer together with
behind-the-scenes artist commentary about their music, called
Side-by-Sides. Customers can simply ask, “Alexa, play Side-by-Side with
OneRepublic” and Ryan Tedder will play and comment on songs from
OneRepublic’s latest album Oh My My. Side-by-Sides are available
exclusively on Amazon Music from top artists such as The Chainsmokers,
Jason Aldean, Lindsey Stirling, Norah Jones, OneRepublic and Kongos –
with more being added all the time.

Amazon is offering an exclusive “for Echo” subscription plan for only
$3.99/month, with full access to Amazon Music Unlimited on a single
Echo, Echo Dot or Amazon Tap. To start a free trial to the “for Echo”
plan, just ask “Alexa, start my Music Unlimited free trial.” If you
decide later that you want to enjoy Amazon Music Unlimited on multiple
devices, including Fire devices, iOS, Android, Web, PC, Mac, Sonos and
more, it’s easy to upgrade to a standard plan for an additional
$4.00/month for Prime members ($6.00/month non-Prime customers).

Sleek and Intuitive New App

The Amazon Music app has been redesigned with a beautiful, new interface
that emphasizes artist images and album art and puts music discovery and
playback front and center. Key features of the app include “Home,” which
showcases selections by Amazon Music editors to help customers stay
up-to-date on the music they love and what’s trending and popular;
“Recommended,” where customers can find personalized music suggestions
powered by Amazon’s recommendation technology; and “Now Playing,” where
synchronized lyrics make it easy to follow along to your favorite music.
The Amazon Music app is available on Fire devices, iOS, Android, Web, PC
and Mac.

Coming Soon

A new “For Family” subscription plan will be coming this year, allowing
up to six family members simultaneous access to Amazon Music Unlimited
for $14.99/month or $149/year. Amazon Music Unlimited also will be
available for customers in the U.K., Germany and Austria this year.

To learn more about Amazon Music Unlimited or start listening visit

About Amazon Music

Amazon Music is the destination for customers to have the most choice in
how to access and listen to all their favorite music. In addition to
streaming with Amazon Music Unlimited and Amazon Prime, Amazon Music
offers a wide selection of CD and Vinyl, including AutoRip on more than
a hundred thousand albums, and tens of millions of MP3 songs to purchase
and own. For more information on Amazon Music visit

About Amazon

Amazon is guided by four principles: customer obsession rather than
competitor focus, passion for invention, commitment to operational
excellence, and long-term thinking. Customer reviews, 1-Click shopping,
personalized recommendations, Prime, Fulfillment by Amazon, AWS, Kindle
Direct Publishing, Kindle, Fire tablets, Fire TV, Amazon Echo, and Alexa
are some of the products and services pioneered by Amazon. For more
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