Amazon Launches Free Music Streaming to Juice Alexa-Device Sales

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Amazon launches free music streaming

Amazon.com Inc. is hoping an ad-supported music-streaming service will help it sell more speakers and other devices that work with its voice-activated Alexa platform.

The free service, announced Thursday, will be available to customers with Alexa devices who don’t subscribe to Amazon Prime, the loyalty program known mostly for shipping discounts.
 

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Awesome! I can't wait to try it out on my Echo Dot. Hopefully it is not geo-fenced.
From the Amazon blog post:
Beginning today, Alexa customers in the U.S. will have access to top Amazon Music playlists and thousands of stations, at no cost.
https://blog.aboutamazon.com/entertainment/alexa-play-music

I read elsewhere that the catalogue was around 2 million songs. Paltry compared to their full catalogue of 50 million available on Amazon Music Unlimited.

EDIT - they do a special rate of (iirc) $3-4 for Amazon Music Unlimited on Echos.
 
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