Amazon has launched its total-package music streaming service, Amazon Music Unlimited, in the U.K. Arriving first in the U.S. in October, Music Unlimited boasts "over 40 million songs" -- a major upgrade over Prime Music, basically Amazon Music Limited, with its 2 million-or-so tracks bundled with Prime yearly subscriptions.
Amazon Music Unlimited costs £9.99/month, the same as streaming leaders Spotify, Apple Music and others. Where it differs from its market competitors are the two discount tiers that Amazon offers. For those who subscribe to Prime, the price is £7.99/month, or £79/year, but the bill is even lower for owners of Amazon’s Echo smart speakers. If you’re someone who says "Hey, Alexa" a lot, you can get unlimited music for £3.99/month, or £48/year. The only catch is that the Echo-related subscription is for a single device, meaning that price doesn’t cover the mobile app or desktop.