Music streaming is currently one of the hottest trends in the startup world. Big players like Spotify, SoundCloud, and Apple Music are competing to attract millions of new customers across the globe. Why should Amazon remain out of the competition? That’s why they have made an official announcement of launching Amazon Music HD service to disrupt the market. The users will get access to a library that consists of millions of songs that are available in the highest quality audio format.
Amazon is planning to make this service available at cost of $12.99 per month for Amazon Prime members and $14.99 per month for Amazon users. If you already use Amazon Music, you can avail the service at almost $5 a month. A free trial of 90 days is going to be offered to new and existing users of Amazon Music. Currently this service has over 50 million high quality songs in its library, but there’s a library of millions of songs in a separate ultra-high audio quality.
However, that service is currently available to only customers from U.S., Japan, U.K., and Germany. Steve Boom, who is VP of Amazon Music has expressed that various artists are excited about this new service, as their fans will be able to experience their music at its best quality. As per the press release, these ultra-HD songs can give a beautiful experience to the listener. As they can listen to the hidden nuances that usually get compressed in digital streaming of lower quality. You can expect 16 bits of depth in a typical HD songs, and a sample rate of 44.1 kHz. However, ultra HD songs offer a bit depth of 24 bits that’s even better than CD quality. Customers can enjoy this service on a host of devices like Fire TV, Tablets, Amazon Echo, desktops, iOS and Android.