News hardware Amazon Music now free with the Prime subscription (or almost)
Published on 02/11/2022 at 19:15
Subscription prices continue to rise, and if you want to keep listening to music while your wallet is bleeding, Amazon Music is now included for Prime subscribers. Well, not completely.
Amazon Music invites itself to Prime, but forgets one thing
Amazon Music is Amazon’s music streaming service. In competition with many other players such as the giant Spotify or Apple Music, this market is undergoing many changes, including a general price increase. Many factors are to be taken into account but what is certain is that your bill will swell.
Finally, not if you opt for the new system offered by Amazon. Jeff Bezos’ company just added Amazon Music on top of everything Amazon Prime has to offer. Great news, as many already own Prime, and will now be able to enjoy more 100 million songs plus podcasts, all ad-free.
A tempting offer, but which comes with a small trap. When we read Amazon’s announcement posted on Twitter, we understand that it is not exactly about the Amazon Music subscription as we know it, subject to the mode “Shuffle” obligatory. This means that it is not possible to listen to a particular song, but only to browse randomly through already created playlists.
According to some users, it is not possible to listen to one and the same artist, others join the party regularly. And of course there is it’s also not possible to play songs ad infinitum, but only six times per hour. It’s up to you to see if this downside suits you, this offer being far from unanimous in the Twitter comments.
A nice rod to catch more Amazon Prime subscribers
As you can imagine, this addition does not arrive as a simple gift from Amazon. Their goal is undeniably tobring the most new customers to the annual Amazon Prime subscription. A must-have for those who want next-business-day delivery, Amazon Prime Video on-demand service, and more. Selling products online remains Amazon’s core business.
Prime is a bargain compared to other similar services, but unfortunately has just increased in price, in going from 49€ to 70€ per year. A significant increase that hurts a little, and Amazon has understood this.
That is why the American company wants to make the subscription a little more interesting by adding Amazon Music which, we are not going to lie to each other, is not really an on-demand music service as we understand it. Not being able to choose precisely which piece to listen to and in what order is, in my opinion, a prohibitive element.
Amazon is far from alone in raising its prices. Apple Music just bumped their personal monthly subscription from $9.99 to $10.99, and his personal subscription from €14.99 to €16.99. This is after Deezer did the same earlier this year.
Video on demand services are also subject to the same price changes. Here is list of recent price increases to update.
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