Review from Carla Bast
What happened? It updated today and now doesn't show all of my songs. It says there are a little over 500 songs in my main playlist yet the factory installed app still shows the full 1500.
So now this app has decided what of my music I may or may not listen to. Slowly but surely more and more songs will not play. I select the song, all of which used to work fine, and it plays the first second or two before stopping and refusing to continue. Now, more that 50% of my playlist refuses to play. Sure glad we got some new, unnecessary, UI cluttering playback features though...
I have always loved Amazon music and I bought my now-obsolete $10, 000 cd collection there. There are quite a few albums from my music that are missing from the Amazon Unlimited catalouge... Example: German rockers Scorpions albums _Pure_Instinct_ and _Eye_To_Eye_. Additionally the app freezes entirely too often and some folks could do some work on improving that! The problem with app freezes has escalated to all out crash-and-burns! I Love this app, so wish the developers could upgrade and thus improve it. Really has become a true problem!
Used to be awesome but for the last year or so I've had songs just not play anymore. They still show on the playlist but will not play. And if I have a playlist going while I'm driving the playlist will get stuck - can't skip over the song - just no more Amazon music until I get to wherever I'm going. This happens even with music that I've bought & PAID FOR. On one song that I bought I even called Customer Service. That song was fixed for a few days. I've just had to delete it from any playlist. I can't play a song that I bought. I no longer recommend Amazon music to my friends.
This app is always going to lack credibility until it gets Chromecast support. I find it rather clunky when it comes to giving me access to my library and there doesn't seem to be any obvious way of distinguishing between my purchases and tracks zi only have access to on subscription. Sadly the Prime Music selection is rather limited.
Used to love the app. Now it is prone to occasional pops and does not like staying open. It will hold your place when you relaunch the app so it's not crashing. Bluetooth detection is now slow to start playing. Purchasing and getting prime (not unlimited) is now way more difficult than it should be. I have to use the Amazon store app to get music now to get a decent search utility. Then go back into the app and download/listen. Wish they would revert back to the much more usable app. Also offline still needs to reach out to Amazon so it's not truly offline.
For 3-4 months this app was terrible as they built out streaming and deprioritized purchasing music. The interface for a legacy music buyer like myself was atrocious. Finding new music was next to impossible. Things are better now. My review may continue to climb. I still feel burned because it took so long. But as I mentioned, much better Amazon.
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Sharing: You can now share songs, albums, artists, stations and playlists with other Amazon Music listeners.
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