Amazon Music will increase prices in the UK and US starting in February.
The music streaming company confirms that Amazon Music is about to get higher if you have an unlimited individual plan or an unlimited student plan.
New Amazon Music pricing will start on February 21, 2023, and existing customers will see the change on their first bill. rear According to a customer service note posted on Amazon’s website, that date.
“We are updating the prices of some Amazon Music Unlimited plans to provide service at our usual quality,” Amazon said, adding that anyone who is in a trial period or part of a promotional offer will “continue to rest.” Discounted rates are available during the promotion period.”
Here are the new rates from February 21st:
- The Amazon Music Unlimited Individual Plan will change from £9.99 / $9.99 to £10.99 / $10.99 per month.
- The Amazon Music Unlimited Student Plan changes from £4.99 / $4.99 to £5.99 / $5.99 per month.
The news comes after Apple raised prices for its own music streaming service last year, saying the move helps pay for higher licensing costs. Amazon hasn’t said why it followed suit, but it seems almost certain that sooner or later Spotify will be expected to raise its own prices as well.
Music streaming services have long been criticized for the small sums they give music artists every time they play a song. But in terms of customer value, it could be a great way for people to listen to new music without having to buy songs via online services or physical plastic discs.
Streaming services also continue to add new value to the music they offer to their customers. Spatial audio and high-definition music are his two examples of features touted by Apple and others.