Consumers in Cleveland, Las Vegas, Indianapolis, Milwaukee, San Antonio, Ann Arbor, Boulder, Raleigh, Trenton, and more can now access Amazon’s network of local service providers. Amazon Home services include everything from house cleaning, to lawn work and beyond. It features pros offering upfront pricing on hundreds of services. Local service providers opt-in to where they operate and the services they provide. Customers purchasing items on Amazon that require assembly or installation can include the service as part of their checkout process, or they can read reviews and schedule services directly at www.amazon.com/services. Services are backed by Amazon’s Happiness Guarantee, customer service and free verified purchased reviews.
The full list of 20 new metro areas offering Amazon Home Services coverage includes: Santa Rosa, CA; Ventura County, CA; Boulder, CO; Greater Bridgeport, CT; New Haven, CT; Brevard County, FL; Cape Coral, FL; Sarasota, FL; Indianapolis, IN; Ann Arbor, MI; Raleigh, NC; Trenton, NJ; Las Vegas, NV; Cleveland, OH; Allentown, PA; Lehigh Valley, PA; San Antonio, TX; Milwaukee, WI; Richmond, VA and Hampton Roads VA/NC.
Amazon Music Unlimited launches in the UK
Seperately, Amazon's Spotify rival Music Unlimited service launches today in the UK Germany and Austria-- and if you team it with Amazon Echo, it's one of the cheapest streaming services around.
Separate from the limited music service that comes with Amazon Prime, Music Unlimited is a standalone music service boasting 40 million songs -- basically, it's a rival to Spotify, Tidal, Apple Music.
Using Echo or Echo Dot speaker, you can just say what you want the voice-activated Alexa to play from Music Unlimited.
For instance, if you say "Hey Alexa, play the new song" from an artist, and it'll guess that you mean the song you've just started hearing on the radio rather than the most recent single released a while ago. You can also say some lyrics too if you don't know the title of the song.
A subscription to Music Unlimited costs £9.99 per month, the same as a Spotify subscription, unless you get involved with other Amazon products. It costs £7.99 per month or £79 per year if you're already a Prime member, but that's on top of the £79 annual Prime fee.
Where it gets cheaper is if you have an Echo or Echo Dot. Whether you have Prime or not, Music Unlimited through an Echo costs just £3.99 per month.
The Echo speaker costs £150, but the smaller Echo Dot is £50.