Amazon said on Wednesday that its music streaming service had over 55 million subscribers globally.
Amazon Music kicks off 2020 by revealing the streaming service has reached more than 55 million customers globally, with subscriptions to Amazon Music Unlimited growing by more than 50% last year alone. This announcement comes after a year of incredible growth around the world: Amazon Music has grown nearly 50% year-over-year across the U.S., UK, Germany, and Japan and has more than doubled in our newer countries such as France, Italy, Spain, and Mexico. In the second half of 2019, Amazon Music also launched in Brazil and introduced Amazon Music HD, which brings music fans the highest-quality audio available for streaming, as well as an ad-supported tier of service in the U.S., UK, and Germany.
Customers can choose the plan that works best for them:
• Starting at just $12.99/month, customers in the U.S., UK, Germany and Japan can stream the highest-quality audio on Amazon Music HD, and hear their favorite music the way the artist intended.
• Prime members have access to two million songs at no additional cost to their membership, and for only $7.99/month or $79/year can upgrade to Amazon Music Unlimited.
• With the Single device plan, customers can subscribe to Amazon Music Unlimited at $3.99/month to access more than 50 million songs on their Fire TV or Echo device.
• The Family plan allows six family members to access Amazon Music Unlimited for $14.99/month, or $149/year for Prime members.
• And, customers who do not yet have a Prime membership, or a 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.
MacDailyNews Note: Apple Music, which has no free tier beyond a 3-month trial period, last June had 60 million paid subscribers. Apple Music costs $4.99/mo. for students (which now comes with free access to Apple TV+), $9.99/mo.for individuals, and $14.99/mo. for the family plan. Spotify stated in September that the service has 113 million paid subscribers.