September 2019

Amazon Adds HD Music Tier to Streaming Service

Amazon recently announced the launch of Amazon Music HD, the latest add-on to their popular music streaming service. The new tier offers lossless versions of audio files for both streaming and downloading at just $14.99 a month. . That is significantly less than Tidal’s $19.99 a month plan, which is their main competitor for this type of high-quality audio. A 90-day free trial is currently available to listeners in the U.S., U.K., Germany and Japan. Other streaming services such as Spotify and Apple Music have yet to launch a lossless audio plan for customers. Amazon’s “High Definition” music catalog has over 50 million songs with a bit depth of 16 bits and a 44.1kHz sample rate. . It also offers millions of songs considered “Ultra HD,” as they have a bit depth of 24 bits and up to a 192kHz sample rate.