Spotify vs Apple vs Amazon
So Amazon just recently launched its own music streaming service, Amazon Music Unlimited, a few days ago. After adding that to the list of Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal, and others there's definitely no shortage of options out there.
What sets Amazon apart is price. Customers can play music on Amazon's Echo speaker and digital assistant for only $3.99 a month, while full access beyond Echo will cost Amazon Prime members $7.99, and non-members $9.99 - the monthly price point that had become the industry standard.
Amazon is betting that people will want to stream music from their living rooms, rather than just their smartphone, using Echo's voice controls as a "personalised jukebox.
I think Amazon is too late to the game to have any serious impact considering Spotify already has over 40 million paying customers and Apple almost half that. Personally I've been using Apple Music the past few weeks, but I'm probably gonna go back to Spotify since it seems like a half-assed version of it to me.
So how do you guys listen to your music? Anyone planning on giving Amazon a shot?