Heads up, Liechtenstein, you and 27 other countries are part of Amazon’s latest expansion of both its Echo smart speaker and its on-demand music streaming service Amazon Music Unlimited. Beginning today, music fans across Europe, Central and South America and two islands in the Mediterranean can subscribe for access to AMU’s catalog of 40 million ad-free songs and playlists. Amazon will also start shipping its popular Echo line of speakers to the new countries.
AMU launched in the U.S. in 2016, followed by the U.K., Germany, Japan and more. The 28 new territories are: Belgium, Bolivia, Bulgaria, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Panama, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Sweden and Uruguay.
“Music is such an incredible global connector, and with Amazon Music Unlimited we’ve been able to give listeners access to an extensive catalog with the added experience of using their own voice to hear music in so many ways with Alexa,” stated Steve Boom, VP of Amazon Music. “Today’s announcement signifies an important moment for Amazon Music Unlimited and our international customers as we continue to offer more music fans all over the world a completely new way to hear expertly-curated playlists and songs from their favorite artists.”