Starting today, Amazon Music Unlimited customers can enjoy spatial audio on more devices than ever before, including their existing headphones, with no special equipment required.
New music mixed in Sony’s 360 Reality Audio and Dolby Atmos is now streaming, by artists including Alicia Keys, Coldplay, FINNEAS, Lil Nas X and Remi Wolf
SEATTLE, October 19, 2021– (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – (NASDAQ: AMZN) Today, Amazon Music announced that subscribers to its Unlimited level can now stream mixed music in spatial audio to more devices than ever before, including iOS and Android devices with their existing headphones – no special equipment required – and on some devices that support Alexa Cast. Originally introduced to Amazon Music customers in 2019, spatial audio places the listener within music, with an immersive, multidimensional audio experience. Starting today, customers can hear new releases from artists like FINNEAS, Lil Nas X and Remi Wolf with unparalleled space, clarity and depth for music, no upgrades required. Learn more about amazon.com/unlimited.
âWe have always believed that the highest possible quality audio should be the standard for music streaming, and that is why today we are making spatial audio available to our customers without any special equipment required and no upgrades required, âsaid Steve Boum, vice president of Amazon Music. “We can’t wait for more fans around the world to hear the vibrancy and nuance of music in spatial audio with just their favorite headphones and experience new details in the albums they love for the very first time.”
Amazon Music subscribers can hear new albums in spatial audio, including Remi Wolf’s debut album Juno, the recently released FINNEAS album Optimistic, and the fourth album of RÃ¼fÃ¼s Du Sol Abandonment, released this Friday. Starting today, fans can also hear Alicia Keys’ full catalog in 360 Reality Audio, including classic albums like Songs in A minor and Girl on Fire. In November, Amazon Music will be released exclusively Mercure – Acte 1 (Amazon Music Live), a brand new EP from Imagine Dragons, mixed in Dolby Atmos. The five-track EP features music from the band’s album release livestream, which was recorded from the rooftop of Amazon Music’s Brooklyn office.
“We recorded our new album Mercury – Act I with Rick Rubin at Shangri-La Studios in Malibu, and it’s great to have a new possibility for people to experience the space and depth of these rooms through these new Dolby Atmos mixes, âsaid Imagine Dragons. “We’re excited to share our first live acoustic EP of some of these tracks, which we recorded with Amazon Music.”
âOver the past year, my engineer Ann Mincieli and I have worked passionately to reinvent my catalog in 360 Reality Audio, a process that has led us to immerse ourselves in the music we love so much! said Alicia Keys. âDoing these spatial audio mixes revealed some unforgettable moments – little details that define a song but tend to lurk in the mix. I’m so proud of the results, and can’t wait for you to fall in love with my song again. music in 360 Reality Audio on Amazon Music. “
In addition to listening with their existing headphones, customers can stream spatial audio with Alexa Cast on select devices, including Echo Studio, Amazon’s best Echo ever. Other devices that support 360 Reality Audio with Alexa Cast include Sony’s SRS-RA5000 or SRS-RA3000 wireless speakers and home theater systems such as HT-A9, HT-A7000, or HT-A5000. And later this year, customers will also be able to listen to music mixed in Dolby Atmos on the Sonos Arc and Beam (Gen 2) soundbars while streaming Amazon Music from the Sonos app. The music available in Dolby Atmos brings listeners closer to their favorite artists and songs and allows them to experience music the way the artists intended.
Amazon Music Unlimited subscribers on an Individual, Family or Student plan will now have automatic access to spatial audio and HD and Ultra HD music at no additional cost to their subscription, no upgrade required. While this access was previously only available as a separate broadcast tier, all subscribers can now stream the highest quality audio streaming music, including albums from Coldplay, Lil Nas X, Pink Floyd , Alicia Keys and P! NK. For a limited time, new customers can now enjoy premium audio streaming free for three months when they subscribe to Amazon Music Unlimited.
With Amazon Music Unlimited, customers can stream over 75 million songs in high definition (HD) losslessly, with 16-bit bit depth and a sample rate of at least 44.1 kHz (CD quality) . Customers can also stream over 7 million songs in Ultra HD (better quality than a CD), with 24-bit bit depth and up to 192 kHz sample rate, revealing even more nuance that were once lost in compressed files for digital streaming. .
The selection of Ultra HD songs on Amazon Music has tripled since the format’s introduction in 2019, providing customers with a wide selection of Ultra HD music. Customers also have access to a rapidly growing catalog of songs mixed in Dolby Atmos and 360 Reality Audio, a catalog that has grown over 20 times since spatial audio was first introduced to Amazon Music customers.
Amazon Music Unlimited individual plans are available for $ 7.99 / month for Prime members and $ 9.99 / month for Amazon customers. Family plan customers can stream Amazon Music Unlimited to up to six devices for $ 14.99 / month.
About Amazon Music
Amazon Music is reinventing listening to music by allowing customers to unlock millions of songs and thousands of curated playlists and stations with their voices. Amazon Music offers unlimited access to new releases and classic hits on iOS and Android mobile devices, PC, Mac, Echo, and Alexa devices, including Fire TV and more. With Amazon Music, Prime members get access to ad-free listening to 2 million songs at no additional cost to their subscription. Listeners can also take advantage of the premium subscription service, Amazon Music Unlimited, which provides access to over 75 million songs and the latest releases. Amazon Music Unlimited customers also get access to the highest quality listening experience available, with over 75 million songs available in High Definition (HD), over 7 million songs in Ultra HD and a growing catalog of spatial audio. Customers also have free access to an ad-supported selection of the best playlists and stations on Amazon Music. All levels of Amazon Music now offer a wide selection of podcasts at no additional cost and live streaming in partnership with Twitch. Engaging in music and culture has never been so natural, easy or fun. For more information visit amazonmusic.com or download the Amazon Music app.
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