Amazon launch a new high quality music streaming platform - Amazon Music HD
Tidal has some competition in the HD music streaming space thanks to the launch of Amazon Music HD. Amazon's new streaming platform promises access to 50 million songs that are at a minimum double the bitrate of other services. They also have a significant portion available in Ultra HD with a bitrate TEN times higher.
Amazon promise that all tracks on the service will offer lossless audio at 850kbps at a minimum offering 16 bit 44.1 kHz playback, rising to 3730 for those that are available in Ultra HD at 24-bit 192 kHz.
For comparison Google Play Music offers 320 kbps across their library and iTunes maxes out at just 256 kbps.
To see if the increased fidelity makes a difference to you, Amazon are offering a 90 day free trial with the monthly cost for a single user being £12.99 per month or £19.99 for a family plan with up to six members. There are annual plans available as well offering a discount.