Amazon Music bets on lossless music with the challenging launch of Amazon HD music

by Kelvin
Amazon Music bets on lossless music with the challenging launch of Amazon HD music

Amazon He is still firmly committed to his music subscription service and this Tuesday he presented a higher level of his platform that is called Amazon HD music. This new category promises to offer audio for streaming or download without losses advancing on the right to Tidal.

The challenge of Amazon Tidal, a great exponent of high resolution audio, is essentially based on the price. While the service that did not go as well as expected charges US $ 19.99 per month for its Hi-Fi plan, Amazon Music HD will be offered for $ 14.99 per month for the general public and for $ 12.99 for customers of Amazon Prime

  

Although, yes, the launch is currently limited: the service is available from today, but only in United States, United Kingdom, Germany and Japan.

50 million songs in "the highest quality"

Amazon highlights Amazon Music HD as a service with a catalog with 50 million songs with audio transmission "of the highest quality". These are songs without loss and up to 850 kbps. Which means "more than double the bit rate of standard transmission services," according to the company. In addition, the bit depth is 16 and the sampling frequency 44.1 kHz.

Also, the new modality of this musical platform also offers "millions of songs" – without specifying the exact number – in "audio without loss of the highest quality". In this case we talk about themes up to 3730 kbps, more than 10 times the bit rate of standard transmission services, up to 24 bits and 192 kHz. In all cases, Amazon Use the FLAC format.

From the giant of electronic commerce and cloud computing remember that you can enjoy the transmission of high quality audio on many and very diverse devices, but point out that for an "exceptional experience" brands like Bose, Sony, Sonos are considered , Sennheiser or Pioneer. We will have to see if this novelty increases the number of users of a platform that last April had more than 32 million, well below the more than 200 million Spotify.

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