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Amazon rolls out its streaming music service in 28 new countries

On Friday, Amazon announced its latest attempt to dominate global markets. The e-commerce titan will now provide its unlimited music service to 28 new countries, offering subscribers a selection of over 40 million songs.

This rollout is part of a massive global push that started over a year ago, TechCrunch reports. Last December, Amazon expanded its Prime service availability to a total of over 200 countries, and last month the company announced that the Amazon Fire Stick would be accessible in over 100 countries.

The music push is stand-alone — Amazon doesn't offer Prime in some of these new countries, and the two services became independent last year. A user can access Amazon's music library with the help of an Amazon Echo, which conveniently now ships to all 28 new countries. The unlimited music service can also be accessed through iOS, Android, and Fire TV, as well through its online web player.