Amazon launches HD music streaming service2019-09-18 17:32 by Daniela
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Amazon has announced a new "HD" tier of its music subscription service called Amazon Music HD, which promises higher-quality streaming for many of the songs it offers. It joins the likes of Tidal, Deezer, and French service Qobuz, which are all smaller streaming platforms that boast high-quality audio options. The two biggest streaming services, Spotify and Apple Music, do not yet offer high-resolution tiers.
"We spoke with many artists while developing Amazon Music HD, who were excited about the potential for fans to be able to stream their favorite music, and hear it as it was originally recorded," said Steve Boom, VP of Amazon Music. "From rock to hip-hop to classical and pop, we believe listening to music at this level of sound will make customers fall in love again with their favorite music and artists. As we usher in a new listening experience for our customers and the industry, we're combining the convenience of streaming with all of the emotion, power, clarity and nuance of the original recordings."
Amazon Music HD will be available to Amazon Prime customers at $12.99 per month and $14.99 per month for regular customers, or an additional $5 per month for current subscribers on Individual or Family Plans.
Amazon already has over 50 million songs available to stream in HD and "millions of songs in Ultra HD." It's also offering 90 days free for you to try the service and see if you enjoy the higher quality streaming. Existing Amazon Music subscribers also get access for 90 days without any additional charge.
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