Amazon raises prices for Music Unlimited plans for Prime members – TechCrunch

Amazon raises the price of its Unlimited Music subscription for Prime members, the company announcement on its website. The Amazon Music Unlimited plan price drops from $7.99 to $8.99 per month, or $79 to $89 per year, for Prime members. The cost of the Amazon Music Single-Device plan, which only lets you stream music from an Echo or Fire TV device, is dropping from $3.99 to $4.99 per month. The price increases take effect on May 5.

The price of Amazon Music Unlimited for non-Prime members remains unchanged at $9.99 per month. The upcoming changes mean that Prime members will no longer get a $2 discount when paying for Amazon Music Unlimited on top of their regular Prime subscription and will only get $1 off the price of non- Prime members.

Amazon notes that subscribers will start seeing the new price on their first bill after May 5. If you are on a trial or promotional offer, you will continue to receive the reduced rate for the remainder of your trial or promotional period.

Amazon Music Unlimited offers 75 million songs in lossless HD quality, millions of tracks in Ultra HD and more. Amazon Music Unlimited also offers a growing catalog of spatial audio content. Amazon Prime Music, which is a lite version of the company’s music streaming service with 2 million songs, is still included for free with Prime subscriptions.

News of the change comes as Amazon recently raised the price of Prime. Monthly fees went from $12.99 to $14.99 and annual membership went from $119 to $139. The e-commerce giant said the reason for the increase was due to the continued expansion of Prime member benefits and an increase in wages and transportation costs.