Amazon launches streaming music service: Can it compete?

Amazon is introducing Music Unlimited, a streaming music service that it hopes can compete with Spotify, Apple Music, and the rest of the industry.

Amazon Music Unlimited offers three tiers of access to its 10-million-song archive: $7.99 per month or $79 per year for Amazon Prime members, $9.99 per month for non-Prime members, and a $3.99 per month subscription that will work only on Echo, Amazon’s voice-controlled speaker.

“It allows us to really expand the paid streaming music market,” Ryan Redington, director of Amazon Music, told Geek Wire. “Can we get more customers in by providing an entry price point tied to a specific, single Echo device?” READ MORE.