Amazon Music, Jeff Bezos’ music platform, has reached a staggering 55 million paid subscribers worldwide, which was a surprise, especially considering that it is on the heels of Apple Music, a much older company that currently has 60 million active subscribers, according to figures released by the company in June 2019, which is still a long way from the 113 million active users of Spotify, the oldest Swedish music platform in the market.
Amazon Music Unlimited subscriptions have grown more than 50% in the past year alone
While Amazon Music Unlimited grew nearly 50% year over year in the U.S., UK, Germany, and Japan, in markets where Amazon Music Unlimited has been around for a long time, In the new countries like France, Italy, Spain and Mexico have doubled. 2019 has been an important year for Amazon Music since it landed in Brazil and introduced Amazon Music HD mode, a subscription to enjoy the highest fidelity music.
Amazon Music provides a wide range of prices and and as the company itself claims:
As a Prime member, you can join Amazon Music Unlimited for $7.99/month for a monthly subscription or $79/year for an annual subscription. Non-Prime customers pay $9.99/month.
The four basic plans of Amazon Music
- Amazon Music Unlimited for individual accounts: Just one account at $9.99 per month for unrestricted access to all the music in the platform.
- Amazon Music Unlimited for families: For $14.99 per month you can create up to 6 accounts and enjoy the service on every device. This subscription is intended for families that love to hear music on streaming.
- Amazon Music Unlimited for Echo and Fire tv: the cheapest tariff. For $3.99 a month, you can access Amazon Music Unlimited, which contains 50 million songs, but only from Echo or Fire TV devices.
- Amazon Music Unlimited for students: For only $0.99 per month you can have all the benfits from thsi platform obviously if you’re actually a student.
The jewel in the crown: Amazon Music HD
- Amazon Music HD version: For $19.99 per month, you can hear all the music you want at the highest level. This service is for now only available in USA, Britain, Germany and Japan, but it is not surprising that it will come soon to many other countries around the world.