Amazon Launches Music HD Streaming for Higher Quality Audio

Amazon Launches Music HD Streaming for Higher Quality Audio

Amazon Launches Music HD Streaming for Higher Quality Audio

Amazon has officially launched Amazon Music HD, a new music streaming service tier which promises lossless audio quality through HD and Ultra HD quality levels. 

Before now, Amazon offered similar levels of audio quality to its competitors, but with Music HD, users will be able to stream audio with CD-level quality, or better in the case of Ultra HD tracks. Amazon Music HD will cost £5 more than Amazon Music, with the service costing £12.99 for Prime Members and £14.99 to non-Prime members. A family plan for the service is also available for £19.99. 

This service is for those who enjoy the accessibility of music streaming but dislike the quality dips associated with compressed files. Amazon Music HD plans to address this balance with higher quality audio files, though this comes at a greater financial cost. 

Until November 7th,  Amazon users will be able to redeem a free 90-day subscription to Apple Music HD. This will allow prospective users to try out the service and judge the quality of Amazon’s HD audio streams for themselves. After this 90-day trial ends, users of the service will be billed as normal. 

Amazon is raising the bar with its Music HD service, giving themselves a clear advantage over rival services like Apple Music and Spotify. I wonder how long it will take for their competitors to offer their own HD audio services. 
  

Amazon Launches Music HD Streaming for Higher Quality Audio  
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