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raptor_demon
2014-06-12 17:45:17 UTC
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Hi Guys,

saw this today:
http://www.amazon.com/b/ref=sv_dmusic_0?ie=UTF8&node=8335758011


could be quite cool.

anyone feel like making a squeezebox plugin?

Raptor


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usbethjim
2014-06-12 20:28:58 UTC
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+1 - oh great plug-in masters...

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JJZolx
2014-06-12 20:57:19 UTC
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I'm looking at it now ... What makes it so cool? Looks like a bazillion
other music services.


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Ron Thigpen
2014-06-12 21:14:38 UTC
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The most obvious immediate benefit is that persons already subscribing
to Amazon Prime get it for no additional cost.
DaveWr
2014-06-12 22:08:31 UTC
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fuzzyT wrote:
> The most obvious immediate benefit is that persons already subscribing
> to Amazon Prime get it for no additional cost.

Just like in the UK Amazon Prime subscription increased by £30.00 when
video was added!


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JJZolx
2014-06-12 22:25:34 UTC
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I find Amazon Prime movies to be so horribly unusable that I never watch
anything on it. Can't imagine the music service would be anything
better. The primary purpose of the Prime movies seems to be to sell you
DVDs.


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Ron Thigpen
2014-06-13 15:32:36 UTC
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My experience with the video service has been OK. We don't use it much,
but the streams have been reliable and of good quality. We use their
PS3 app for viewing. We've watched mostly TV shows: Alpha House and
Orphan Black.

At first glance the music service is a little underwhelming. The seem
to be focused on big name artists, and selected tracks. Not my area of
interest. Maybe it will improve.

One nice thing they did was to preload a "Library" page in the mobile
app with music I'd purchased on physical formats over the last few
years. That's actually pretty handy.

It's always nice to have options, but given where they are and the fact
that I'm enjoying my Beats subscription, I don't see myself using Amazon
Music all that much.
Nonreality
2014-06-17 08:38:16 UTC
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The main purpose of the amazon app is to sell music which is ok. I do
like the fact that you can buy a cd and also have a good rip to listen
to at once. That it also let's you listen to some albums is a nice
bonus. It's not going to repace google or spotify for a good, pretty
complete music source.

Tapatalk gave me this handy App for my Nexus 7 :-)



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aubuti
2014-06-13 21:52:15 UTC
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JJZolx wrote:
> I find Amazon Prime movies to be so horribly unusable that I never watch
> anything on it. Can't imagine the music service would be anything
> better. The primary purpose of the Prime movies seems to be to sell you
> DVDs.
Interesting -- I've found Amazaon prime movies work fine on my iPad,
computer, or on my tv via a Roku box. The menu/selection functions fine
and haven't had issues with the streaming itself. The current music
selection seems much less extensive than most other services (they boast
"over a million songs", which is a small fraction of Spotify, Rhapsody,
and probably others).


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TomAmes
2014-06-13 22:24:50 UTC
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aubuti wrote:
> Interesting -- I've found Amazaon prime movies work fine on my iPad,
> computer, or on my tv via a Roku box. The menu/selection functions fine
> and haven't had issues with the streaming itself. The current music
> selection seems much less extensive than most other services (they boast
> "over a million songs", which is a small fraction of Spotify, Rhapsody,
> and probably others).

+1

And my cursory initial search fails to find any music that I want that
is not available via Rhapsody.


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aubuti
2014-06-13 22:37:51 UTC
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TomAmes wrote:
> And my cursory initial search fails to find any music that I want that
> is not available via Rhapsody.
But as someone else has already pointed out, the main appeal would
likely be for someone who already has Amazon Prime, but does not have
Rhapsody, Spotify, or the like.

Speaking of Rhapsody, is it still working on Squeezeboxes? I'm thinking
of re-subscribing now that MOG is dead. The Rhapsody pages note
compatibility with the Logitech UE Radio, but nothing re Logitech
Squeezebox. I wasn't sure if that was because of incompatibility, or
because it's a discontinued line so they don't bother to cross-brand.


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rgro
2014-06-13 23:00:04 UTC
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aubuti wrote:
> Speaking of Rhapsody, is it still working on Squeezeboxes? I'm thinking
> of re-subscribing now that MOG is dead. The Rhapsody pages note
> compatibility with the Logitech UE Radio, but nothing re Logitech
> Squeezebox. I wasn't sure if that was because of incompatibility, or
> because it's a discontinued line so they don't bother to cross-brand.

Rhapsody is still working fine with my Touch and Radio (the "regular"
Radio, not UE).



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jimmypowder
2014-06-14 02:25:49 UTC
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Amazon's audio quality stinks.

It is worse then Spotify,Itunes Radio,Pandora ,etc.


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Julf
2014-06-14 11:29:10 UTC
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jimmypowder wrote:
> Amazon's audio quality stinks.
>
> It is worse then Spotify,Itunes Radio,Pandora ,etc.

In what way? Lower bitrate? More compression?



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jimmypowder
2014-06-15 10:28:44 UTC
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"Julf wrote:
> In what way? Lower bitrate? More compression?[/QUOTE
>
> I have no idea what the bitrate is but the audio quality to my ears is
> the worst of all the streaming services .




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usbethjim
2014-06-15 14:58:23 UTC
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A couple of quotes from news articles concerning Amazon Prime Music:

"Play Music streams at a variable bitrate by default, but discerning
ears can opt to listen only at its "high quality" setting of 256kbps."
- The Verge

"For streaming, sound quality will be adjusted for available
connectivity, which will range from a high bit rate of 256k to a low of
48k" - BillboardBiz

I didn't think anyone did 48K anymore...YIKES! I guess that's for those
that connect with a tin can & string!

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garym
2014-06-15 17:22:11 UTC
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usbethjim wrote:
> A couple of quotes from news articles concerning Amazon Prime Music:
>
> "Play Music streams at a variable bitrate by default, but discerning
> ears can opt to listen only at its "high quality" setting of 256kbps."
> - The Verge
>
> "For streaming, sound quality will be adjusted for available
> connectivity, which will range from a high bit rate of 256k to a low of
> 48k" - BillboardBiz
>
> I didn't think anyone did 48K anymore...YIKES! I guess that's for those
> that connect with a tin can & string!
>
> Jim

I suspect the 48kbps is what it drops to on a "not strong" 3G connection
on one's phone. There are ipad/iphone apps for Amazon prime streaming.



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Nonreality
2014-06-17 08:31:42 UTC
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jimmypowder wrote:
> Amazon's audio quality stinks.
>
> It is worse then Spotify,Itunes Radio,Pandora ,etc.
Spotify is actually quite good if you set it correctly and have good wi
fi. 320kbs

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Dogberry2
2014-06-17 18:05:21 UTC
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aubuti wrote:
> Interesting -- I've found Amazaon prime movies work fine on my iPad,
> computer, or on my tv via a Roku box. The menu/selection functions fine
> and haven't had issues with the streaming itself.Same here. Never had any streaming problems from Amazon to Roku via
WiFi.

I doubt that I'll ever use the music streaming much, since I have plenty
of other options, including streaming my own LMS library to my phone and
to a Boom or Radio when I travel. But since I already have Prime, it
doesn't bother me having the option available.


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garym
2014-06-17 19:11:19 UTC
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Dogberry2 wrote:
> Same here. Never had any streaming problems from Amazon to Roku via
> WiFi.
>
> I doubt that I'll ever use the music streaming much, since I have plenty
> of other options, including streaming my own LMS library to my phone and
> to a Boom or Radio when I travel. But since I already have Prime, it
> doesn't bother me having the option available.

+1. I've streamed lots of movies via Amazon Prime both through Roku and
built in app on smartTV. Not much interest in music streaming from
them as I use Spotify for that currently.



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JJZolx
2014-06-17 19:19:07 UTC
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I've never had any problems with streaming. I was referring to Amazon's
web interface. For players with software that use their API, I imagine
it's much better.

As a matter of fact, I'm browsing Amazon's web interface right now and
it looks like it's improved quite a bit from the last time I looked at
it. A lot more like Netflix now.


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spedinfargo
2014-06-22 20:11:14 UTC
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Did you guys really do a close analysis of the stuff on Amazon Prime
music? In just 30 seconds I did a quick scan through some of my
favorite artists and then a few up-and-comers that I've listened to
lately and I found LOTS of holes in Amazon Prime music. Yeah, it's
great that it's free with my Amazon Prime subscription, but doesn't look
anywhere as comprehensive as Rhapsody, Spotify, Xbox Music, etc.


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JJZolx
2014-06-22 20:23:29 UTC
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spedinfargo wrote:
> Did you guys really do a close analysis of the stuff on Amazon Prime
> music? In just 30 seconds I did a quick scan through some of my
> favorite artists and then a few up-and-comers that I've listened to
> lately and I found LOTS of holes in Amazon Prime music. Yeah, it's
> great that it's free with my Amazon Prime subscription, but doesn't look
> anywhere as comprehensive as Rhapsody, Spotify, Xbox Music, etc.

I think it's fairly well known that Amazon Prime's music library is a
fraction of the size of that of Spotify and other services.


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Nonreality
2014-06-27 03:32:37 UTC
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JJZolx wrote:
> I think it's fairly well known that Amazon Prime's music library is a
> fraction of the size of that of Spotify and other services.
Of what they do have they are only letting the Prime app access to a
very small portion. Unless you want to buy of course.



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Blisteringblue
2015-09-05 09:00:16 UTC
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Bit late to the party but I like a bit of something for nothing (well I
had prime anyway and never noticed the music). I have a multitude of
amazon devices for the video service the main one being the amazon fire
TV which is hooked up to my amp so can use prime music there, my hole is
in the kitchen where my boom lives? I have the amazon app on my phone
and have a bluetooth speaker but would be a lot easier on the boom if
anybody comes up with something? I'm still a physical music man so not
really embraced any of the streaming services, so this is a nice
introduction even if not to the spotify levels.



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soundcheck
2015-11-09 08:47:38 UTC
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Just tried the new (at least over here) Amazon Music streaming service
on my Android device.

Quite interesting since it is free for Prime Members.
If I recall it correctly they grant access to around 1milllion tracks.
Not too bad.

It's just mp3 though. However for backround noise its quite usable.

I'll keep the fingers crossed that one day we'll see a LMS plugin or an
app on mysqueezebox.com.



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audiogene
2015-11-11 14:29:53 UTC
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soundcheck wrote:
> Just tried the new (at least over here) Amazon Music streaming service
> on my Android device.
>
> I'll keep the fingers crossed that one day we'll see a LMS plugin or an
> app on mysqueezebox.com.

I second this request full heartedly :)

Greets
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mgraves
2015-11-22 19:37:04 UTC
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+1, I'd love to see this happen.



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CrankyTom
2015-12-19 07:38:06 UTC
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Bump +1 Amazon Prime Music on Squeezebox would be awesome.


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d6jg
2015-12-22 16:31:39 UTC
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I have found a workaround way to do this using
http://www.streamwhatyouhear.com/ and then tuning LMS into the resulting
stream. Basically this software turns the sound card output of your PC
into either an mp3 or WAV/PCM stream.

Windows only.
I think it should be possible to run it on the same Windows PC as LMS as
it uses entirely different port range.

Note - on install it crashed on my W10 box but after a restart it was
fine.

Currently listening to Amazon Prime on a syncd pair of Pi's running
PicorePlayer which is streaming from a browser session on PC



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2015-12-22 18:48:12 UTC
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d6jg
2015-12-22 18:50:58 UTC
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CrankyTom wrote:
> Thanks for the suggestion, I assume you need to control the audio input
> from the windows computer? There's no way to control your Amazon Music
> stream from the squeezebox unit.

Correct.
It's just a workaround that delivers the PC Soundcard output to a
stream.
Definitely not a long term solution.
Sound quality is only ok.



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slimfast
2015-12-24 22:11:09 UTC
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For 'free' (if you have Amazon Prime) it's pretty awesome. It's not a
replacement for something like Spotify or Napster in terms of available
catalogue but it does have a lot of good stuff. You can also download
music to your mobile device to listen to offline too, using the Amazon
player app.

I can't ever see it supporting Squeezebox/LMS though :-/

I'm finding myself using Bluetooth audio streaming directly from my
phone or tablet to my Hifi more than listening on my Squeezebox Classic
in recent times ...... Still getting good use out of the Boom and
Radios as they have the USP of having built in amplification and
speakers but even there I could just use portable bluetooth speakers and
use my mobile as the source (of course, you can install a Squeezebox
player app on Android too). Or hook up a bluetooth receiver box to the
Boom I guess.


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earthbased
2016-10-19 15:33:18 UTC
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The new paid Amazon Music Unlimited service is very compelling. The
selection is massive and audio quality is very good. Any plans for LMS
plugin?


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d6jg
2016-10-19 15:48:51 UTC
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Highly unlikely as their objective is to sell Amazon Echo's and Kindle
Android devices etc and AFAIK there are no plans to launch an API. I
suppose it is possible that they will release something for mainstream
hardware manufacturers but that must be a low priority for now.



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soundcheck
2016-10-20 07:33:00 UTC
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I have a workaround to play Amazon Music on squeeze - for iOS device
owners only.

First I activate the shairtunes2 plugin.
All squeezeclients will then be offered as airplay devices on
iPad/iPhone.

Then open Amazon Music App and select the Airplay output device of
choice.

Works great.



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Max2Play
2016-11-09 14:58:51 UTC
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We now have a great workaround for both iOS and Android in the form of
our new Bluetooth plugin! The plugin allows you to pair your
phone/tablet with the Pi and automatically reconnect after pairing. It
then lets you either feed the audio from the phone/tablet directly to
the preferred audio outlet by selecting the "Pulse"-option in our
Squeezelite audio player or, even better, you can establish the
connection as a "radio channel" in your native Squeezebox Server to
immediately feed all your Squeeze players with the phone/tablet's audio
stream.
This way, you can easily use the Amazon Prime Music app on Android or
iOS to start playing your music from Amazon. Or really from any other
App or stream on your phone for that matter.

You can find the option by installing the Bluetooth plugin on Max2Play
and making a beta update (premium only).


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soundcheck
2016-11-09 16:24:26 UTC
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Hmmh.

That's an unacceptable option to me.

1. I'd never go for Max2Play (Nice try to do some marketing)
2. You're leaving the squeeze universe.
3. You need pulseaudio (which is basically a mixer with awful samplerate
conversion) - which would all but acceptable to me
4. I prefer WLAN over bluetooth.

But that're just my 2cents.



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d6jg
2016-11-09 21:19:46 UTC
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That is a very cludgy workaround!

Bluetooth is compressed and lossy and I for one can hear it.

My preferred workaround remains a separate WindowsPC and
Streamwhatyouhear. You then "tune in URL". It's PCM.



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Max2Play
2016-11-10 15:09:33 UTC
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Hi d6jg and soundcheck,

Thanks for the feedback! It is true that the Bluetooth signal does not
support the highest bitrates out there. However, the idea was originally
conceived to find a solution to play Audible audio books with our images
on the Raspberry Pi. Audible does not support and thus cannot directly
work with the Squeezebox environment. With our Bluetooth plugin, it is
now both possible to play an Audible stream (or any other stream from
your smartphone/tablet) directly to your Pi via Pulse or establish the
previously mentioned second alternative of creating a favorite stream
"Bluetooth *yourdevice*" in the Squeezebox Server that will play the
output from your smartphone/tablet directly to all selected Squeezebox
players you select.
Consequently, I thought this also make a great workaround for the
missing Amazon Prime Music plugin in the Squeezebox system. And any
other missing services under Squeezebox. The key component we
established is the possibility to start a stream for your smartphone or
tablet with just one click that can be used by all Squeeze players in
the environment.


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d6jg
2016-11-10 15:39:15 UTC
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Max2Play wrote:
> Hi d6jg and soundcheck,
>
> Thanks for the feedback! It is true that the Bluetooth signal does not
> support the highest bitrates out there. However, the idea was originally
> conceived to find a solution to play Audible audio books with our images
> on the Raspberry Pi. Audible does not support and thus cannot directly
> work with the Squeezebox environment. With our Bluetooth plugin, it is
> now both possible to play an Audible stream (or any other stream from
> your smartphone/tablet) directly to your Pi via Pulse or establish the
> previously mentioned second alternative of creating a favorite stream
> "Bluetooth *yourdevice*" in the Squeezebox Server that will play the
> output from your smartphone/tablet directly to all selected Squeezebox
> players you select.
> Consequently, I thought this also make a great workaround for the
> missing Amazon Prime Music plugin in the Squeezebox system. And any
> other missing services under Squeezebox. The key component we
> established is the possibility to start a stream for your smartphone or
> tablet with just one click that can be used by all Squeeze players in
> the environment.

Just because you can does not mean you should!



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richs
2016-12-01 18:46:05 UTC
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soundcheck wrote:
> I have a workaround to play Amazon Music on squeezeclients.
>
> Limitation: For iOS device owners only.
>
> First I activate the shairtunes2 plugin.
> All squeezeclients will then be offered as Airplay devices on the
> iPad/iPhone.
>
> Open the Amazon Music app and select your Airplay device (squeezeclient)
> of choice.
>
> Works great.
>
> Just another idea popped up:
> Since most streaming providers (Tidal, Qobuz, Spotify) offer much better
> iOS Apps to handle their offerings, than what you'll find as LMS plugin
> implementation,
> it might be worth a thought to also use above method for the rest of the
> bunch.
>
>
> One drawback of this method will be the high traffic over WLAN. Another
> drawback will be the occupation of your iPhone/iPad.

I tried this, and indeed could find my players on the iphone. When I
selected one and streamed music to them, the album art appeared on the
controller screen, but no music played. Upon closer inspection, I found
a message on the controller that the connection timed out. I also have
some Logitech Internet Radios, and tried streaming to them, and the same
thing happened.

Any ideas?


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murphaph
2017-02-07 11:41:53 UTC
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Hi all,
First post here. I know it's unlikely but maybe Amazon will reconsider
if they get enough signs of interest for a plugin. Afterall, they stand
to earn far more from repeating subscriptions than from one off Echo
purchases! I think the Echo etc. is designed to push Amazon Music subs
and not the other way around ;-)

So anyway I created a petition you might like to sign and let's see what
happens. Obviously it is far more effective if we share the petition via
social media as nobody will find it by chance.

Thx all.


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murphaph
2017-02-07 11:42:44 UTC
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Oh here's the link to the petition:
https://www.ipetitions.com/petition/make-amazon-music-available-on-the-squeezebox


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bonze
2014-06-22 22:13:41 UTC
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spedinfargo wrote:
> Did you guys really do a close analysis of the stuff on Amazon Prime
> music? In just 30 seconds I did a quick scan through some of my
> favorite artists and then a few up-and-comers that I've listened to
> lately and I found LOTS of holes in Amazon Prime music. Yeah, it's
> great that it's free with my Amazon Prime subscription, but doesn't look
> anywhere as comprehensive as Rhapsody, Spotify, Xbox Music, etc.
Is it free with Prime?

Or is this the new Prime with films and stuff that they doubled the
membership price for?



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garym
2014-06-22 22:34:39 UTC
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bonze wrote:
> Is it free with Prime?
>
> Or is this the new Prime with films and stuff that they doubled the
> membership price for?

free with prime (there is only one "prime" as far as I know). It used to
by $79/year and they raised it for all to (I think) $99. I'm a member
because of streaming free movies, TV shows and the free shipping for the
seemingly hundreds of things we buy from Amazon. And the music streaming
comes at no additional charge. I played with it a little on my iphone
with the amazon app. Don't really need it at the moment for my
squeezeboxes (between spotify, my own music, and other free stuff
(internet radio). But if an app worked with it, that would be fine with
me (particularly if it didn't require mysb.com). That is, something like
triode's spotify 3rd party app.



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Nonreality
2014-06-13 00:36:18 UTC
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Their movie app on my tv is basically unusable but the one on my Sony
bluray player isn't too bad. Made it at least another option to Netflix.


Tapatalk gave me this handy App for my Nexus 7 :-)



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selizaga
2014-06-13 02:02:28 UTC
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I just took a look at the music library that Amazon is offering and
there are many artists and albums that I like. I would love to be able
to play them on my SBT.

Please someone help create an app.

Sebastian


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e3954
2014-06-16 17:01:34 UTC
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Nothing terribly wrong with Amazon. Prime offers additional benefits
including this one. Why not use it? I have a very old Squeezebox 3
which still works perfectly. Use it all the time and would very much
like to have this service added, but I don't have a clue how to do this.
One of you experts could probably enable this with your eyes closed...selizaga wrote:
> I just took a look at the music library that Amazon is offering and
> there are many artists and albums that I like. I would love to be able
> to play them on my SBT.
>
> Please someone help create an app.
>
> Sebastian


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