Amazon Music today announced the launch of Amazon Music HD, a new tier of premium quality music with more than 50 million songs in High Definition, and millions of songs in Ultra High Definition, the highest quality streaming audio available. Amazon Music HD is now available to stream in the US, UK, Germany, and Japan.
The music service is competitively priced at just $12.99/month for Prime members and $14.99/month for Amazon customers, or an additional $5/month for current subscribers (Individual or Family Plan). Amazon Music HD makes high quality, lossless audio accessible to all music fans. New subscribers to Amazon Music can receive a 90-day free trial, and current subscribers can try Amazon Music HD at no additional cost for 90 days here.
Amazon is not the first to offer losses music, however, they are more competitively priced compared to Tidal and Deezer who both charge £19.99 per month for their lossless tiers. Amazon Music HD offers customers more than 50 million lossless HD songs, with a bit depth of 16 bits and a sample rate of 44.1kHz (CD quality). In addition, customers can stream millions more songs in Ultra HD (better than CD quality), with a bit depth of 24 bits and a sample rate up to 192 kHz.