A month ago, Amazon generated some buzz when it rolled out a new music streaming service with an unusual pricing model. Regular customers could get Amazon Music Unlimited for $10 a month (comparable to Spotify and Apple Music), Prime members could have access for $8 a month, and anyone could sign up for $4 a month but the service would be restricted to one Echo device.
Now, Amazon is introducing one more option for customers who want access to Music Unlimited’s catalog of “tens of millions” of songs.
Starting today, customers can sign up for Amazon’s family plan, which grants up to six family members access to Music Unlimited on all of their devices. The service costs $180 per year ($15 a month) for non-Prime customers and $150 per year for Prime members. Prime members who don’t want to pay for the full year up front can also sign up for the $15 per month option.
Music Unlimited is a late arrival to the crowded music streaming party but Amazon is hoping its competitive prices and deep integration with Alexa, the virtual assistant that powers the Echo devices, can distinguish the service.