Amazon Prime members get a lot of benefits aside from free two-day shipping on millions of eligible items. There’s Amazon Prime Video with its respectable library of movies, TV shows, documentaries and more and there’s also a music streaming service. Amazon’s service isn’t as good as market leaders like Spotify or Apple Music and according to a new report, that’s something Jeff Bezos and co. want to fix. The report claims that Amazon is going to launch a potential Spotify killer new music streaming service this fall.
According to the report in The New York Post, Amazon is going to launch a new music streaming service by fall this year which will be significantly better than its current offering that only has an estimated one million tracks as opposed to Spotify’s library of well over 30 million tracks.
It’s also said in the report that Amazon is going to charge $10 per month for this service, which means it’s most likely not going to be included with Amazon Prime, but a $3 or $4 discount might be offered to those who own the Amazon Echo. From the looks of it, Amazon will try to push this service through its Echo smart assistant which will enable users to just tell Alexa about the music that they want it to play.
Amazon has reportedly been meeting with major music labels to discuss licensing matters for its new service. This would mean that the service would offer nearly as many tracks as one can find on Spotify and Apple Music but it remains to be seen though how much of a dent Amazon’s new service can make in their market share.
It may not run Spotify off the road immediately, even Apple Music hasn’t managed to do that yet, but if what this report tells us is true then Amazon just might become a serious player in online music streaming as well.