Amazon will no longer charge more for high-quality music | Digital Trends Spanish

Around the same time that Apple announced its new high-quality music service, Amazon does the same and announces that Amazon Music’s high-definition music plan will be available at no extra cost to its users. Coincidence? We will never know.

Until today, the high-quality service cost an additional $ 5 for Amazon Music users. Those who enjoy the service from the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Canada, Italy, Spain and France can now upgrade their plan without paying any extra charges.

Our highest quality audio. Now at no extra cost. Discover over 70 million songs in HD. Tag the artist you & # 39; re most excited to listen to in HD 👇

& mdash; Amazon Music (@amazonmusic) May 17, 2021

According to Amazon, the service has more than 70 million songs in high definition and lossless, at 16 bits and 44.1 Khz. But in addition, in the catalog there are 7 million tracks in 24-bit Ultra HD quality and there is even the chance to listen to 3D mixes of some of these musical pieces, as long as you have the hardware associated.

What is not yet known is whether this upgrade to high definition music will be expanded to other countries. “Everyone should have access to high-quality music,” they say on Amazon, however, for this to be fulfilled, the program would have to reach the rest of the world. Today, Amazon Music is available in more than 40 countries.

What seems clear so far is that the future of music services in streaming aims at the quality in high definition and the dispute between Apple and Amazon in this area will be interesting.

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