Amazon Music Unlimited subscribers in the US and UK will pay a higher price for the on-demand streaming service starting in February. According to Amazon’s customer service pages i both countries, subscribers on both individual and student plans will start paying more from February. 21.
In the US, Amazon Music Unlimited will increase from $9.99 to $10.99 for individual subscribers and increase from $4.99 to $5.99 for subscribers on the student plan. Likewise, prices in the UK will rise from £9.99 to £10.99 for individual subscribers and from £4.99 to £5.99 for student subscribers.
The e-commerce giant’s decision follows Apple’s move in October to charge higher prices for Apple Music as well as other cloud-based entertainment platforms and services. Apple Music also raised individual subscriptions from $9.99 to $10.99 per month in the United States. It also increased the price of family plans, which offer up to six accounts under a single plan, from $14.99 to $16.99 per person. month. Deezer, a small player in the US, raised the price of individual plans to $10.99 a month in 2022.
In May 2022, Amazon raised the price of Amazon Music Unlimited for Prime subscribers from $7.99 to $8.99 per month and from $79 to $89 annually.
Spotify, the largest music subscription service, may soon follow suit. On the heels of Apple’s announcement, CEO Daniel Ek said during the company’s Oct. 25 earnings call it an American price increase “is one of the things we want to do.” Spotify hasn’t raised its standard price from $9.99 since it launched in the US in 2011.