Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN) Music Service Now Just $4.99/Month For Students

Posted August 30, 2017

If you've got a couple of Amazon's Alexa-enabled smart speakers scattered throughout your home, then here's some news you've probably been waiting to hear.

Students (US only) will now be able to purchase a subscription to Music Unlimited for $4.99 per month; a $3 per month discount compared to regular Prime subscribers, and a 50% saving compared to members without a Prime membership.

If you have multiple Amazon Echo speakers in your household, a new feature has been enabled which will allow you to spread your favorite tunes to every room. Name the group to something like "upstairs".

Sonos has been teasing this feature for almost a year at this point, but now it looks like it won't be the only company rolling out an integration with Amazon in the near future. The company said the ability now supports songs from Amazon Music, TuneIn, iHeartRadio and Pandora, with support for Spotify and SiriusXM coming soon.

"Today, we're making Alexa even smarter with an all-new feature that lets you play music synchronized on multiple Echo devices to provide room-filling music throughout your home", said Toni Reid, Vice President, Amazon Alexa.

Amazon hasn't really changed the hardware of its original Echo speaker which it launched back in 2015.

The freaky trend for voice controlled home assistants - which hasn't died off at time of writing - is about to receive a boost for adopters in the United Kingdom, as posh shopping coordinator Ocado has launched an app for Amazon Alexa.

Amazon might announce Amazon Echo 2 soon. It's also added documentation for developers to take advantage of multi-room audio as well. The APIs are now available in developer preview. Multi-room audio, that is.

Echo Tap, Fire TV, Echo, and Echo Dot.