Amazon also wants to be the king of music. In his struggle with Apple Music and Spotify for the songs in streaming, Amazon Music has decided to expand its free access, that by which users can listen to several playlists and stations.
For now, clarifies the company of Jeff Bezos, this free service is only available in the United States, United Kingdom and Germany. Of course, as in Spotify, It will include ads.
According to Amazon, this option allows you to "play thousands of radio stations based on any song, artist, era and genre; listen to the best playlists globally; and the best in holiday songs. "
From now on they will be accessible for your application on iOS, Android and Fire TV and on your website no need to subscribe or enter a credit card number. So far this free service was only available on Echo devices.
Between the playlists that become accessible are 'All Hits', which brings together the successes globally; 'Fuego Latino', which includes the most listened Latin songs of the week; and 'Country Heat', with country songs.
Amazon includes this service in its Prime and Unlimited options, without ads, but with cost. With Amazon Prime (for 36 euros a year) you can also access a catalog of more than two million songs. With Unlimited you have access to 50 million songs and the latest releases for 9.99 euros per month, although the first four months have a cost of 0.99 euros for new subscribers.
Spotify is reinforced and TikTok could arrive
Meanwhile, the commercial rival referred to, that is, Spotify, has presented 'Your Daily Podcasts', a new functionality that will allow users to receive recommendations of podcasts through a playlist Based on your own tastes.
Explains the company that its music service in streamingAlgorithm analyzes user behavior with the podcasts They have heard, downloaded or followed, and recommended the best for each person.
To the war for music in streaming more rivals can arrive. According to the newspaper Financial times, TikTok is developing a music platform He plans to launch in December of this year.
The company China Bytedance, owner of the TikTok application, is in conversations with the most important record labels, such as Sony Music, Universal Music and Warner Music, to have the necessary musical licenses to be able to offer the best songs of the most important artists.