Amazon Prime Music increased its library of free songs available to Prime members from 2 million songs to 100 million songs. In addition, Prime members may download this music without having to subscribe to the Unlimited Plan for $8.99/month.
Compare this to YouTube Premium which offers Ad-free videos and unlimited, Ad-free music (downloadable), for $11.99/month ($17.99/month for family plan). YouTube’s pricing will increase by 28% on November 21st.
Amazon has been the most aggressive of the major content providers over the past year in terms of bolstering the content it offers on its Prime platform. AMZN’s recent acquisition of MGM, its exclusive broadcasting of NFL football games on Thursday nights and this Music news demonstrate that Amazon has jumped into the content waters with both feet. This is before we even contemplate its investments in gaming with Prime Gaming.
The primary difference between the “free” Amazon Prime Music Plan and the “Unlimited” Plan is that the latter offers music in HD and UHD format.