Amazon is reportedly working on a music streaming service with higher quality music than usual. According to sources, the music on offer should be ‘better than CD quality’, with a subscription costing about $ 15 a month.
That reports Music Business Worldwide, which has been told from multiple sources within the music industry that Amazon is working on such a service. According to the sources, Amazon would therefore like to release a ‘hi-fi’ service, which it is currently in the process of acquiring the necessary licenses from major record companies. One of the major record labels has already given permission to use the music, but it is not known which one it is.
According to the sources, the music offered is better than quality on CD, but what the exact specifications of the streams will be is not yet clear. However, the sources say that Amazon plans to charge $15 a month from users. This makes the service cheaper than competitors such as Tidal and Deezer, who also offer such a hi-fi streaming service. Competitors Apple Music and Spotify do not have a comparable offer.
Recently, Amazon released a free music streaming service. This allows customers to listen to selected playlists with ads in between on devices with Amazon’s digital assistant Alexa.