After a slew of price hikes rocked subscription services last year, Amazon announced Jan. 20 that it would be raising the price of select Amazon Music subscriptions starting next month. The company is far from the first subscription service to enact a price change in recent months. Notably, Apple raised the monthly subscription fees for some of its services in October 2022, including Apple Music, Apple TV+, and Apple One. Netflix also raised prices recently, culminating in the company’s co-founder and CEO’s decision to step down. For the most part, Amazon Music’s pricing has remained consistent, but that’s now changing.
Amazon’s price change was first announced Jan. 20, but the shift only affects certain subscription plans and does not go into effect immediately. The company’s Amazon Music Unlimited Individual Plan will be increasing from $9.99 per month to $10.99 per month on Feb. 21, 2023. Similarly, the Amazon Music Unlimited Student Plan will cost $5.99 per month — up from the old rate of $4.99 per month — starting on the same date. For now, Amazon’s other plans are unaffected by the price change. That means subscribers who use an Amazon Music Family or Single Device Plan will continue to pay their current monthly rate.
To check and see what Amazon Music plan a user is currently subscribed to, navigate to the Settings page on the Amazon website or Amazon Music app. On the website, click the “More” tab in the top left corner of the screen and look for the “Amazon Music” tab under “Digital Content & Devices.” Then, click “Amazon Music Unlimited” to open the streaming service’s homepage. Finally, click the “Settings” option in the top right corner of the page to view the current subscription status.
Some users may be receiving Amazon Music Unlimited through a promotional offer at a free or reduced cost, and that isn’t impacted by the pricing change. Users will continue to receive the discounted rate for the remainder of their promotional period, and after that period ends, they’ll be automatically billed for one month at the old rate. After that, the new pricing will go into effect, plus any taxes or fees that may apply to the recurring subscription.
Like many other streaming services, the price of Amazon Music Unlimited is going up for select plans. To avoid a price increase, users can switch to a Family or Single Device plan in an effort to increase the value of their subscription. Otherwise, users can always cancel their Amazon Music subscription.
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