Amazon is bringing new features to its smart TV box. You can now use an Amazon Fire TV to stream music to your TV. The feature will let you access any MP3 songs or albums you’ve purchased from Amazon as well as Amazon AutoRip content (which provides you with an MP3 version of physical albums you purchase from Amazon.
But as of June 30th, you still can’t yet stream free(ish) tunes from Amazon Prime Music.
Prime Music launched in mid-June, offering members of the Amazon Prime subscription service the ability to stream over a million songs at no additional cost. That means for $99 per year (in the US), you get access to a large library of music, TV shows, movies and eBooks as well as free 2-day shipping on millions of items.
You can stream Prime Music to phones, tablets, and web browsers… but not yet to the Fire TV, Amazon’s set-top-box which launched earlier this year. Still, with the addition of a Music tab to Fire TV user interface, it seems likely that Prime Music will make its way to the Fire TV… eventually.
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Prime music is coming later this year according to the Fire TV page.
The really cool thing about this update is that it’s been fully integrated with voice control. So you can say the artist, the album or song name and it will pop up in the search results under music. And navigation doesn’t interrupt playback.
It also pairs up with anything you uploaded to Amazon Cloud Player. I have my entire music collection in the cloud and the Fire TV sees all of it.
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