Amazon Music on iPhoneSource: iMore

What you need to know

  • Amazon Music HD is now available for just $9.99 per month.
  • That gives users access to lossless audio with a saving of $5.
  • Apple just announced its own lossless audio at the same $9.99 price.

Amazon Music, Amazon's lossless music streaming tier, is now available for just $9.99 – a reduction from the previous price of $15.99. The move comes on the same day Apple Music added its own lossless audio support at the same $9.99 price point.

Reported by Deadline, it appears that Amazon Music managed to get its news out mere minutes before Apple made its own announcement.

Amazon's high-fidelity streaming service, Amazon Music HD, is now available to Amazon Music Unlimited subscribers at no extra cost, the company tells Billboard. Amazon Music HD previously cost $14.99 a month ($12.99 for Prime members) while Amazon Music Unlimited, its most popular service option, is $9.99 a month ($7.99 for Prime members).

Apple's new lossless service will also come with support for Spatial Audio and Dolby Atmos at the same $9.99 price point that its previous lossy service came at.

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Amazon says that it always wanted to be able to offer Amazon Music HD at this price point, making it more mass-market in the process.

"It's something we've all we've been wanting to do for a long time," says Amazon Music vp Steve Boom. "When we launched, we already broke the mold by taking a service that had been $19.99 -- and really just for the audiophile at that price point -- and brought it down to something that was much more mass-market at $14.99."

Maybe I'm old and cynical – I am – but I struggle to believe Amazon was planning this before it got wind of Apple Music's plans.

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