Amazon offers ad-supported free music streaming service

Ruben Fields
November 19, 2019

Amazon Music does not require any subscriptions or credit/debit cards, and it is available in the United States, United Kingdom, and Germany.

The ecommerce giant previously launched Amazon Music's free streaming tier in the USA for customers of its Alexa voice assistant in April 2019.

Amazon Music customers without a Prime membership or a subscription to Amazon Music Unlimited (AMU) can now listen to an ad-supported selection of playlists - and thousands of radio-esque "stations" - for free via the Amazon Music app on iOS, Android, and FireTV, or via their browser.

The company launched the free version of Amazon Music for Alexa in September. Amazon will offer access to over 2 million songs through ad-supported stations and playlists, which is far less than Spotify's 40 million.

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Amazon is expanding its free music streaming opportunities to its users without a Prime membership, Amazon Music Unlimited subscription, or Amazon Echo.

According to Amazon, users can play thousands of stations based on "any song, artist, era, and genre".

Amazon continues to offer access to its catalog of over 2 million songs to Prime members for no additional charge and with no ads.

After launching a free, ad-sponsored music streaming tier on Echo smart speaker and Alexa devices, Amazon has chose to further expand the service to even more platforms. But recently, the company started to offer a special promotion: New subscribers can get four months of access for a mere $0.99. By upgrading to Amazon Music Unlimited, at $US7.99 per month for Prime members and $US9.99 for non-Prime members, users have unrestricted access to the platform's music library.

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