Amazon Music reaches 55 mn subscribers globally
American e-commerce platform Amazon announced that its music streaming service, Amazon Music, has reached 55 million subscribers globally. However, the figure is still lesser than Apple Music’s 60 million users.
The streaming music service has reportedly grown about 50 per cent in Britain, Germany, Japan, and the US during the past year, and it is also gaining new listeners in countries such as France, Italy, Mexico and Spain, the company said.
“Our strategy is unique and, like everything we do at Amazon, starts with our customers. We have always been focused on expanding the marketplace for music streaming by offering music listener’s unparalleled choice because we know that different listeners have different needs. As we continue to lead in our investment in voice with Alexa, and in high-quality audio with Amazon Music HD, we're excited to bring our customers and the music industry even more innovation in 2020 and beyond,” Steve Boom, VP of Amazon Music said in a statement recently.
Amazon Music Unlimited plan runs $9.99 a month, or $7.99 a month for Prime members who upgrade. With the Single device plan, customers can subscribe to Amazon Music Unlimited at $3.99 per month to access more than 50 million songs on their Fire TV or Echo device. While, the family plan allows six family members to access the service for $14.99 per month, or $149 per year for Prime members.
*Edited from an IANS report.