Amazon reportedly preparing free, ad-supported music streaming service

Technology 14-4-2019 Mashable 41

Look out, Spotify. There may soon be a new free music streaming service, courtesy of Amazon.

According to Billboard, ecommerce giant Amazon is currently in talks with major music labels to provide a free, ad-supported music streaming service. The service would offer a limited catalog of tunes and would be made available through Amazon’s voice assistant, Alexa, on the company’s Echo devices.

Sources say Amazon could unveil the free music streaming service before the end of April. Spotify is currently the only music streaming platform that markets a free-tier of service (other than internet radio services like Pandora or iHeartRadio). Read more...

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