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Amazon raises music streaming subscriptions next February


Amazon is raising the prices of Amazon’s Unlimited Music Streaming subscriptions Starting in February 2023, the price of an individual membership will increase by $1, from $10 to $11 per month, digitartlend reports.

The student plan will go up by the same amount from $5 to $6. Similar price increases have been announced in the UK and Canada, though the price of the family plan appears to have remained unchanged.

The increase comes less than a year after Amazon last raised music streaming prices. In May 2022, it increased the amount Prime subscribers must pay for Amazon Music Unlimited, from $8 to $9 per month. The price increases planned for February 2023 do not affect what Basic members will pay.

On its support page where the new prices are detailed, Amazon says the increases will help us bring you more content and features. The move follows a nearly identical price increase for Apple Music, which was announced in November 2022. Based on feedback from Spotify CEO Daniel Eck, observers widely expect the world’s most popular streaming music service to do the same in the near future.

And Amazon Music’s offering remains one of the most selective in the streaming scene. In addition to its full access, Amazon Music Unlimited—which includes tracks with lossless Hi-Res audio as well as Dolby Atmos Music and Sony 360 Reality Audio—it also offers a Prime membership level and a free ad-supported tier called Amazon Music Free.

Amazon Music is also the default provider of music on Amazon devices, including the Echo line of smart speakers, Echo Show smart displays, and Fire TV streaming media devices.

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