Amazon tena launched a new level for its music service today, dubbed Amazon Music HD. Free download of audio files for streaming or download at a cost that offers a high tide, the main competition for this type of audio. Amazon charges $ 14.99 a month for the HD version, or $ 12.99 if you are a Premier retailer through Amazon. Tidal Hi-Fi in plan costs $ 19.99 usd per month. The new plan is two months ago.
Amazon claims to have more than 50 million music files called “High Definition,” which is about CD-quality music with 16-bit depth and 44.1 kHz sample rate. It also has “millions” (read: less than 10 million, more than a million) of songs called “Ultra HD”, which translates to 24 frames and sample rates from 44.1 kHz to 192 kHz. Amazon Music HD brings them all to the FLAC file format, rather than the MQA format from Tides of Uses.
Amazon VICE PRESIDENT of Music Steve Boom told me that Amazon chose HD and UltraHD words because it found it clearer to the audience than the current words for audio quality. And “audience” is exactly what Amazon is going through; You do not want Amazon Music HD to be a separate player like Tides and other free music players like HDtracks or Qobuz.
According to Boom, “One of the world’s three streaming services is doing a great job – we are the first.” Amazon Music rarely talks about competing streaming music, often ending up after Spotify and Apple Music discussions. However, Amazon thinks it is their company, and with the new HD they claim that they are separating themselves which may increase their popularity.
Boom did not agree to the distribution of the new bills, but Amazon’s music service seemed to have more than 32 million subscribers as of this April date. Spotify has reached 100 million paid subscribers of the same month. But keep in mind that millions of people have access to a sample of the Amazon listing by Main Music, which is included for free with a First Subscription. It is a powerful tool to access them from the Amazon Music Unlimited map or the Amazon Music HD map.
Giving users a special reason to switch to Amazon from Music, in addition to working well with Echo from speakers, makes Amazon even more powerful. Spotify is now one of the world’s biggest losers and Apple has been working hard to adjust hotel prices in the United States to increase the number. While Amazon may not be able to get subscribers to the services, it seems that some users will be drawn to it, perhaps – more so than Tide, though not really a large pool instead.
Sometimes Spotify does not have a lost sound signal, but a plan is not yet available for all consumers. Apple, for its part, is working hard remove high quality from AAC format it will be used, but it will not stop. If it finds success, Amazon First Step could allow both companies to produce something similar. Loss of Demand is more demanding, however, as some listeners may find it difficult to distinguish between it and the “high” quality space for the streaming streams currently being offered.
Rock legend Neil Young, who highlighted the benefits of great music (remember the Truth?) “The earth will change forever and Amazon will introduce the highest quality of music to the masses,” e states in an Amazon press release. “This is the biggest thing that has happened in music since the introduction of digital audio 40 years ago.”
I had a brief presentation on that activity yesterday and it seemed really amazing – nothing was on Amazon’s nearby Hi-Fi in its office in San Francisco. Those who love music and similar settings can use Amazon, a service with the right DAC connected to their phones. And if you have one of the LG smartphones with DAC, this is another case where the hardware costs.
Amazon claims that its high-definition service will include the products of “Denon and Marantz and HEOS Reality, Polk Audio, Ultimate Technology, Sonos, McIntosh, Sennheiser, and many more.” Yes, you do not want to hear the difference between most Echo speakers – especially the older models and they are doing Echo Awards According to Boom, most of them are starting models examples.
When you play HD or UltraHD music, you can tap the HD signal to bring up a screen to display details about the quality of that file or stream. Amazon reduces quality if you are on a low bandwidth connection. You can definitely hear the difference between the two iPhones and the Android phones, but with most low-quality 24-bit / 44.1 kHz components, you will not get the best quality without an external DAC . Also, if you use Bluetooth you may not notice the difference, Boom, he says.
The service will be launched today Amazon is offering a free 90-day trial. Available in the US, UK, Germany, and Japan.