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Amazon Echo and Music Unlimited coming to 28 new markets

10 December 2017, 02:55 | Annette Crawford

Amazon Music Unlimited Is Now Available In 28 New Markets

Google Seen Readying Rivals To Apple Music, Amazon Echo Show

The new streaming service, which is said to be called Remix, will include Spotify-style on-demand streaming along with YouTube-only elements like video clips.

Alphabet ( GOOGL )'s Google unit is reportedly picking a fight with Apple ( AAPL ), Pandora ( P ) and Spotify with a new music streaming service days after squaring off with Amazon.com ( AMZN ).

Google had stopped Amazon's Echo Show speakers being able to play YouTube videos in September, on the basis that the retailer had altered the way the software worked.

Paid services from Spotify and Apple Music have spurred a recovery in the music business, which is growing again after nearly two decades of decline.


According to Bloomberg, YouTube has already signed a contract with Warner Music Group and is in a talk with Sony Music Entertainment, Merlin, and Universal Music Group, and some other group of independent labels. Yet major record labels say the growth would be even more significant if not for YouTube, which they criticize for not compensating them enough, considering how much people use the site to listen to tunes. Not only has YouTube been trying to negotiate new deals with Universal and Sony for more than a year, but it also has a talks with Vevo looming early next year.

YouTube is going to release its own Music Services in the upcoming March month in the year 2018. The service focused more on videos than music, however. First, they released Google Play Music in 2011, and in 2016, YouTube Music Key.

Amazon Music Unlimited has a 40-million track catalog with prices from $7.99 for Prime users and $9.99 for non-Prime customers, although it varies in some markets.

Apart from Play Music, Google also has another paid service called YouTube Red, which apart from offering ad-free music, is also home to original series and movies from some of YouTube's biggest creators. However, a launch date in March will remain largely dependent on the other two major companies. Amazon is a pioneer in cloud services via Amazon Web Services, while Google too has made inroads in cloud computing by leveraging its knowledge in AI (artificial intelligence) and machine learning.



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