Amazon is expanding its Music Unlimited service to a neighboring country. The company has confirmed today that it’s launching Amazon Music Unlimited in Canada. New subscribers will be able to sign up for a free three month trial after which they will have to pay a monthly fee. The subscription rates will be different for Prime members and non-Prime members in the country.
Amazon Prime members will be required to pay CDN $8 for the service per month or CDN $79 annually. Those who don’t subscribe to Amazon Prime will be required to pay CDN $15 per month or CDN $149 per year. It will also be possible for users to go with a single device plan that costs CDN $4 per month. This will let them listen to music on one Amazon Echo device.
Amazon Music Unlimited should not be confused with Prime Music which provides Amazon Prime members with free access to more than a million songs. It’s a separate service that has been developed to rival the likes of Apple Music and Spotify. The service was only available in the United States and the United Kingdom previously.
The launch comes on the heels of the unveiling of several new audio products that Amazon launched recently. It may thus be tempting for many Prime members to pay the additional fee and gain access to Amazon’s full-fledged music streaming service.