Following in the footsteps of of Google Home, Amazon now offers an ad-supported music service in which users can play music from “stations”, or pre-existing playlists.
The free service is available for Echo users only; in addition to the paid Prime or Amazon Music Unlimited subscriptions. Prime subscribers can enjoy 2 million songs as part of their $119/year subscription, as well as receiving a discounted price on the 50 million songs available Amazon Music Unlimited- from $9.99 monthly to $7.99 monthly.
“Customers now have access to play a station based on a song, artist, era, and genre, and to hear some of Amazon Music’s top global playlists including Country Heat, Fuego Latino, Pop Culture, and more,” Amazon said in a statement. Whilst you may be limited to what you can listen to, it’s a good option for background music.
Amazon have listed some popular playlists on their website to give you an idea of what you can listen to, including the Top 50 most played, 50 Great Modern Country Songs and Cardio Dance Workout.
Whilst British, Australian and USA users can take advantage of the feature on Google Home, the free Amazon Music feature is only available to USA citizens.