(Pocket-lint) - Amazon Music Unlimited, which is designed to take on Spotify, Apple Music and similar services, offers a Family Plan to users.
Not to be confused with Amazon Prime Music, which is part of the Amazon Prime subscription, Amazon Music Unlimited is an ad-free premium service. With its Family Plan, as many as six people can listen for £14.99 / $14.99 per month with individual accounts. That's about the same price as Apple Music's family plan option, as well as the Spotify Premium equivalent.
Here's what you need to know about the Family Plan.
Amazon Music Unlimited: What is the Family Plan?
The Family Plan allows each member of your family (up to six members who must be at least 13-years-old) to use Amazon Music Unlimited and all its features.
Accounts are not shared, and each family member will have an Amazon account with their own recommendations. The only thing that's shared is the payment, and one family member is responsible for the monthly charge.
Amazon Music Unlimited: What can you do with Family Plan?
Amazon said each family member in the Family Plan subscription will have access to the same functionality as an Individual Plan subscription. You'll still see all of your own music, library, playlists, and personalised recommendations.
Amazon Music Unlimited is similar to Apple Music and Spotify in that it offers "tens of millions" of songs you can listen to on-demand, and without ads. It also serves up recommendations through algorithms and hand-picked playlists, and you can access it through the Android or iOS app and the web.
In addition, you can have Amazon Music play different music on different Echo devices in your household if you have a Family Plan. If you don't, the music will switch from one device to another when you ask it to play something.
How much does the Family Plan cost?
- Prime and non-Prime members: One family member pays £14.99 / $14.99 a month for all family members in the subscription.
- Prime members only: One family member pays £149 / $149 a year for all family members (effectively a two-month discount).
Echo users have access to a special subscription plan for £3.99 / $3.99 a month. If you're part of an Amazon Music Family Plan, you can still access the service on your Echo without having to purchase a separate Echo plan. As an Echo user, you can also upgrade to an Individual Plan or a Family plan subscription at any time.