Amazon announced today that its premium, high definition music service known as Amazon Music Unlimited HD, is now available in Canada after being offered to U.S. customers for the past year. The service will be available to new subscribers starting at $12.99/month, while existing subscribers can upgrade their existing Amazon Music Unlimited service to HD for $5/month. To sweeten the pot, Amazon is giving Canadian subscribers the HD music service for free for 90 days, and this particular deal is available to new sign-ups as well.
Amazon Music HD features millions of songs at HD quality (16-bit, 44.akHz), and over one million songs at what Amazon calls Ultra HD quality (24-bit, 192kHz) — by far the highest quality available from cloud streaming services. In addition to the U.S. and Canada, the HD service is now available in the U.K., Germany, Austria, Japan, France, Italy, and Spain. There is no word currently on future expansion plans.