Newswire: Amazon joins Spotify and Apple Music in the music-streaming competition

Amazon hasn’t been content with just being an online retailer of such massive proportions (and Cow Tale sales) and extensive customer base that it could constitute its very own economy/country. 10 years ago, it rolled out its own VOD service, Amazon Video, whose programming arm has turned it into a real awards contender with shows like Transparent. Amazon Prime members have also had access to a free music-streaming component to the site, which grants them listening privileges for two million tunes. But now, according to Forbes, the retail giant’s unveiled a standalone music-streaming service that’s available to everyone.

Amazon Unlimited Music is available on iOS, Android, and desktop, and boasts a song catalog of “tens of millions” of tracks. Additionally, there are behind-the-scenes artist commentaries and, of course, curated playlists. Now, non-Prime users can sign up for $9.99 a month, which is competitively priced with …

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