After making its U.S. debut last month, Amazon’s $9.99 per month music-streaming service is set to expand to the United Kingdom, Germany and Austria beginning Monday, announced the online retail giant. The service was live in the United Kingdom at post time, with roll-outs in Germany and Austria following later today.
Earlier this morning, rival Google released revamped Play Music apps with machine learning-driven recommendations based on user location, activity and time of day.
“We’ve been thrilled with customer reaction to the launch of Amazon Music Unlimited in the U.S. last month and we’re excited to quickly bring the service to customers in the UK,” Steve Boom, Amazon Music’s Vice President, said in a statement.
In the United Kingdom, Prime members pay £7.99 per month, or £79 per year, to use Music Unlimited (Prime membership is £5.99 per month, or £79 per year, in the UK). Non-Prime members can enjoy Music Unlimited for £9.99 per month, or £3.99 per month for owners of Amazon’s Echo wireless speaker.
A £14.99 per month family plan is coming coon.
If you live in the UK, visit amazon.co.uk/unlimited to find out more.
In the United States, Amazon Music Unlimited costs $9.99 per month for individual accounts, $14.99 per month for a family of six, $7.99 per month for Prime members or $3.99 per month for Echo-only streaming.
The service’s catalog includes 40 million songs from all the major labels including Sony, Universal and Warner, as well as hundreds of independent labels.
A free 30-day trial is available.