The Amazon Music Unlimited service alone has reportedly seen a growth of over 50% in the previous year. Spotify alone, if you include users who take advantage of the company's free ad-supported tier, has upwards of 248 million monthly active users. In September Spotify announced it has 113 million paying subscribers. The announcement represents the first time Amazon has shared growth metrics for its streaming service, which is catching up to Apple Music's last subscriber count of over 60 million last June.
"Amazon doesn't talk numbers that much", Amazon Music head Steve Boom told the Financial Times. Amazon's announcement mentions that its music streaming service has grown almost 50% YoY (year-over-year) across the US, UK, Germany, and Japan and has more than doubled in countries where it launched recently, including France, Italy, Spain, and Mexico.More news: 'Sopranos' actress Sciorra tells Weinstein trial: 'He raped me'
Amazon Music HD - a "value-packed" streaming tier, as we called it in our five-star review - is now free for 90 days for new subscribers. Still, the growth is impressive. It also aggressively undercuts its competitors on pricing: Its service that competes most directly with Spotify and Apple Music costs just $8 per month for those with Prime accounts, compared to $10 for those services.
Amazon on Wednesday said that its streaming music service has won more than 55 million subscribers, closing in on Apple Music. In India, Amazon Prime is priced at Rs. 129 per month and Rs. 999 a year.More news: Bezos hack began with Saudi goodwill tour, intimate dinner
Amazon Music Unlimited Single-Device Plan: $3.99 per month for access to 50 million songs on Fire TV or Echo devices.
Note that once that free period is up, the service automatically renews at £14.99 per month (or £12.99/month for Prime members) for the individual plan or £19.99 for the family plan, so you'll need to cancel before the 90 days ends if you don't want to continue the subscription. Those who don't have a Prime membership or subscription to Amazon Music Unlimited can listen to an ad-supported selection of top playlists and thousands of stations for free on their favorite devices.More news: Prince Charles warns of climate crisis as he meets Greta Thunberg
"Customers in more than 40 countries around the world enjoy Amazon Music, and its growth is not slowing down".