If you have Amazon Prime, listening to music is going to be expensive for you as the cost of Amazon Music Unlimited is likely to increase.
The firm said on Tuesday that its Amazon Music Unlimited package will now cost $9.99 per month instead of $8.99. The annual plan’s cost will increase from $89 to $99. The monthly cost of the Amazon Music Unlimited Family Plan will increase from $15.99 to $16.99, or from $159 to $169 annually.
Details of the Revised Planning
For brand-new clients, the revised pricing will take effect right away; for current customers, they will take effect after September 19. Amazon Music Unlimited has raised costs twice this year for users who do not also use Amazon Prime, most recently in January. The cost for adults increased from $9.99 to $10.99 per month during that price increase, while the cost for students increased from $4.99 to $5.99 per month.
The new $9.99 price reflects the fact that Prime members will still receive a discount off the usual price, according to a spokeswoman for Amazon who talked to The Hollywood Reporter. The company’s premium music service, Amazon Music Unlimited, offers on-demand access to 100 million songs as well as a selection in Ultra HD and Spatial audio. It immediately competes with services like Apple Music, Spotify Premium, and YouTube Music Premium.
All music streaming services have seen price increases in recent months, with YouTube Music Premium and Spotify lately upping their premium plans‘ monthly costs to $10.99 each. Late last year, Apple Music increased its monthly cost to $10.99. Amazon has bundled a number of services, like free delivery and Prime Video, with premium services like Audible Premium Plus and Amazon Music Unlimited using its Prime membership programme. Last year, the business raised the cost of Amazon Prime from $119 to $139.
Free Version still Available
The firm updates the costs of some Amazon Music Unlimited plans “to help us bring you even more content and features,” according to a website update.
A version of Amazon Music is still freely accessible to Prime subscribers. That comprises the whole collection of 100 million tracks in addition to the additional hundreds of thousands of ad-free podcast episodes (including the entire catalogue of Wondery’s shows). Those Prime members who don’t have an unlimited membership and use Amazon Music are currently largely only able to listen in shuffle-play mode depending on an artist, album, or playlist.