The music streaming wars aren’t provide but, with Amazon reportedly in talks with the large labels about providing an free, ad-supported service to tackle Spotify – and it may be launching as early as subsequent week.
That’s in line with sources chatting with Billboard. Apparently the brand new service will provide a restricted choice of songs however would not price customers something – a bit just like the free tier that Spotify gives.
The new service sounds quite a bit like Amazon Prime Music, the music choice you get as a part of a Prime subscription – solely on this case you’d need to take heed to adverts as a substitute of signing up for Amazon Prime.
Amazon Prime Music gives entry to round 2 million tracks, and there is additionally an Amazon Music Unlimited service, a extra direct Spotify competitor – it has tens of tens of millions of songs in its catalog and prices an extra month-to-month charge.
Is there an Echo in right here?
It’s simple to see the place the brand new service would slot in – on Amazon Echo units. Right out of the field customers would be capable to begin enjoying music with out making any funds or signing up for an additional service.
You’ve at present bought a complete host of how to play music by means of an Echo, together with connecting a telephone through Bluetooth or adding Apple Music or Spotify by means of the Alexa app in your telephone.
This new service, if it truly seems, would in concept be extra handy than these choices – no less than for the informal music listener who solely desires to listen to a few the newest hits each on occasion.
If Billboard is true and the service does launch subsequent week, Spotify will now not be the one music streaming service providing a free, ad-supported tier.