mazon has been released Amazon Music HD, which is a level of music streaming service that delivers lossless quality songs. Seen as a direct competitor to Tidal, Amazon Music HD has 50 million songs available in 'high definition' quality. Of these 50 million songs, almost 10 million songs are available in 'Ultra HD' quality.
With the term "Ultra-HD" Amazon means that the song is in the highest lossless quality. Ultra HD songs will be 24-bit deep, with sampling rates starting at 44.1 kHz at 192 kHz and average bit rate of 3730 kbps. For comparison, AmazonLagu Ultra HD has 10 times the bit rate offered by standard music streaming services like Apple Music and Spotify.
While Tidal offers songs in MQA (Master Quality Authentified) format to maintain quality, the song remains active Amazon Music HD will be available in the FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec) file format.
According to Steve Boom, AmazonVP of Music, the company wants Amazon Music HD to compete with streaming services like Spotify, Apple Music, unlike Tidal, which caters mainly to artists.
Spotify has also tried songs in lossless quality in the past, but has not yet released a plan that especially offers high-definition music. Apple Music, on the other hand, uses the AAC format which is considered superior to the MP3 format in terms of quality maintenance.
Amazon Music HD will work on all devices that support 16-bit / 44.1 kHz or higher. IOS devices released after 2014 and with iOS 11 or higher will be supported and Android devices running on Android Lollipop or higher will be able to stream HD and Ultra-HD audio files.
1 Ultra-HD Song = 153 MB
On the FAQ page, Amazon It mentions that the size of the song depends on the bit depth of the file, the sampling frequency and the compression codec used. For the 3.5 minute song in SD quality, the average file size is 9 MB, HD quality songs will get 51 MB, and an Ultra-HD song with a maximum sample rate of 192 kHz will reach 153 MB.
Required data rate
Amazon Saying you need a stable internet connection with 1.5Mbps to 2Mbps speed to stream HD quality songs. For Ultra-HD, you need internet speed 5 up to 10 Mbps.
Amazon Subscribe to HD Music
Amazon Music HD will be available starting at $ 14, 99 / mo and so on. Amazon Primary customers can take advantage of services at $ 12.99 / month. Services will be available in the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, and Japan from now on. Amazon It also offers a free 90-day trial.