◎據Music Business Worldwide報導，Amazon正在為其付費音樂服務開發高音質方案。報導指出，這家電子商務巨頭一直在與多家權利擁有者討論推出高音質服務的問題，該服務的價格可能會訂在每月15美元左右。Amazon有可能會在今年年底之前推出新的方案；該公司發言人沒有立即回覆評論此事的請求。
◎Amazon對高音質音頻的興趣並不令人驚訝，該公司的音頻硬體最近幾個月一直在向高端市場發展，最近還發布了一款針對那些對Alexa語音助理控制感興趣的發燒友消費者所設計的Echo Link Amp產品。
Amazon is working on a high-definition tier for its paid music service, according to a new Music Business Worldwide report. The e-commerce giant has been talking to multiple rights holders about launching a high-definition service, which is likely going be priced around $15 per month, according to the report.
Amazon could potentially launch the new tier before the end of the year; a company spokesperson didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.
The new service tier would compete with a number of other high-resolution streaming services in the marketplace. Deezer first launched in the U.S. with a high-resolution tier, which offers access to lossless audio for $19.99 per month. Tidal also offers lossless audio streaming for $19.99 per month.
Amazon's current music service is priced $9.99 per month, with a $2 discount for Prime subscribers. The company is also offering a $3.99 tier for consumers who want unlimited music listening on one single Echo speaker or Fire TV, and has a separate free plan for Prime subscribers that is based on personalized playlists, but doesn't offer full on-demand access to its entire catalog.
Amazon's interest in high-definition audio isn't entirely surprising: The company has been moving upmarket with its audio hardware in recent months, and recently released an Echo Link Amp product for audiophile consumers interested in Alexa voice control.