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Amazon's new service is music to our ears, but there's a catch

Amazon's new service is music to our ears, but there's a catch
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What service do you use to stream music? Are you a sucker for Spotify? An avid user of Apple Music? If you're an Amazon Prime member, I'm sure you take advantage of their huge record collection, too.

But now, Amazon wants you to ditch Spotify, Apple Music, even Pandora, in favor of its upcoming new music streaming service that will only cost $5 a month. That low price tag is pretty inviting, considering Spotify and Apple's services charge around $10 per month.

But here's the catch: It will only work with the Amazon Echo player and the Amazon Echo player only. No phones, no tablets, no other Bluetooth speaker, no car radio.

Reports indicate the currently unnamed service will launch sometime next month, depending on deals yet to be finalized with record companies and music executives.

Will you check out the new service? Or is it too limiting for you? Let us know your thoughts by posting in the comments below.

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Source: Recode
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