Amazon Music has launched a new ad-free version for non-Prime members and those without a subscription to Amazon Music Unlimited, taking on Spotify’s version of ad-free music. This new ad-free version will be available on iOS, Android and Fire TV.
The service is available today in the U.S., UK and Germany. We’ve reached out to Amazon to seek comment on whether this will debut in Canada.
Previously, only those with Echo devices could listen to ad-free Amazon Music, but now those on iOS, Android, Fire TV and the web can listen to the streaming music service.
Amazon says customers in launch countries can now sign up for ad-free Amazon Music without the need for a credit card.
Here’s what’s available in ad-free Amazon Music:
- “All Hits,” a playlist featuring the biggest songs in the world.
- “Fuego Latino,” a collection of the week’s hottest Latin tracks.
- “Country Heat,” the ultimate playlist for today’s country music fan.
- The “Holiday Favorites” station, for the iconic songs that define the yuletide season.
- “Rap Rotation,” the new home for rap in heavy rotation.
“Music fans will be able to play thousands of stations based on any song, artist, era, and genre; hear top global playlists; and the best in Holiday tunes,” explains Amazon.
The news of Amazon Music entering the ad-free version arena has sent Spotify’s stock price down 4.91% in after-hours trading.