Spotify is paying attention: Amazon Music has expanded its support platform for “free” music streaming. Users who are not Prime members or who don’t subscribe to Amazon Music Unlimited (AMU) can listen to ad-supported music playlists and thousands of broadcast-grade “music radio stations” for free via iOS, Android, Fire TV, or browser.
Previously, non-Prime/AMU users were limited to these ad-supported, free Amazon music via Amazon Echo devices. Non-Echo device users in the U.S., U.K. and Germany can now access playlists and “music radio stations” based on songs, artists, times, and genres.
And interestingly, Amazon also offers a very competitive Amazon Music promotion, with new users of Amazon Music Unlimited paying just $0.99 a month for the first four months. Of course, if you log on to Amazon’s listening page today and try to play a specific track (not a music playlist or radio station), Amazon will remind you that you don’t have an AMU account, but you can get an attractive trial price.