Amazon Wants to Offer a $5/Month Music Service Just for the Amazon Echo

Amazon Wants to Offer a $5/Month Music Service Just for the Amazon Echo

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Amazon is looking to offer a cheaper music streaming service that would only work on the Amazon Echo, reports Re/code.

Amazon is also working on a second service that would differ in two significant ways from industry rivals: It would cost half the price, and it would only work on Amazon’s Echo hardware. Industry sources say Amazon would like to launch both services in September, but has yet to finalize deals with major music labels and publishers. One sticking point, sources say, is whether Amazon will sell the cheaper service for $4 or $5 a month.

The new service would be in addition to a monthly one which cost around $10/month, letting users stream to any of their devices.

The Amazon Echo has been very popular reportedly selling a million units last year. Amazon apparently hopes to increase sales to three million this year and ten million next year. While the company already offers Amazon Music for free to Prime members, the new service would have a much bigger catalog of songs.

Earlier this year, Amazon began offering a video subscription service to users for $9/month.

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Amazon Wants to Offer a $5/Month Music Service Just for the Amazon Echo
qwerty qwertz - August 23, 2016 at 10:47pm
is it possible to stream music from NAS drive or PC to Echo?
Josh - August 23, 2016 at 2:21pm
Hopefully this means that the Echo devices should make their way to the UK next year... fingers crossed!
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