Amazon and Pandora Media are planning to launch new versions of their streaming music services in coming weeks, reports the NY Times. Pandora could announce its plans this to expand its $5-per-month platform later this week, with possible features including skipping more songs or storing several hours of playlists, the newspaper said.
The company plans to launch a full-fledged on-demand platform before the end of the year. Such a platform, priced at $10 a month, would compete with Spotify and Apple Music.
Amazon, meanwhile, is expected to reveal a platform with a large catalogue of music for $10 per month or about half that amount for customers using its Echo voice-activated speakers, according to the NY Times.