Amazon is reportedly working on a Spotify competitor, and it’s almost here

The rumor mill is once again pointing to Amazon rolling out a proper competitor to Spotify. Reuters is today claiming that the company is working on a subscription music service that will cost $9.99 per month — the industry standard — when it launches either late this summer or in early fall. Like Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play Music, and others, Amazon aims to offer an exhaustive song catalog — one far larger than the random mix that Prime Music is currently home to. We last heard rumors of Amazon building its own paid Spotify rival back in January. The Verge has reached out to Amazon for comment.

Prime Music is a perk of Amazon’s annual membership program, but the new service will be completely standalone. The reasoning is simple;…

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