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Amazon might launch a pair of new music services, report saysOne service would be a run-of-the-mill $10 per month subscription service. The other could cost half the price, but work only with Amazon Echo hardware.
Amazon might launch new music services. According to a new report from Rico Amazon wants to launch a pair of music streaming services. The first service would cost about $10 like Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play Music and pretty much every other music service out there. And like every other music service Amazon's $10 offering will be ad free and allow for offline playback on any device. The second service is way more interesting. This one would cost about half the price of the first service. However, this cheaper music service would work only on Amazon's Echo hardware. It's not clear whether the service would work on the smaller Echo Dock. Either way, their cheaper service would also be ad free. Amazon wants to launch the two services in September. The report mentions one more minor thing. Amazon does not have final deals in place with major music labels and publishers. One sticking point is the price of the cheaper service. Will it cost $5, or $4? Amazon already offers a music service that is tied to Amazon Prime. The selection is not as broad as Spotify or Apple Music. The report does not mention whether these new services would replace Amazon's Prime Music option. That's it for this tech news update. I am Iyaz Akhtar and you can stay on top of the biggest stories at CNN/update.