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redondo_se
2014-06-12, 10:03
I don't see any API from a quick search. Just throwing this out there as a possible new source of streaming music. The library is pretty small right now, but maybe it will get better.

matka
2014-06-12, 10:38
I don't see any API from a quick search. Just throwing this out there as a possible new source of streaming music. The library is pretty small right now, but maybe it will get better.
Library is pathetic, in classical and jazz it is just ridiculous. Google Music is much better, not to mention Spotify (still geo-blocked, or actually payment blocked in my country...) or qobuz.

anjenaire
2014-06-13, 05:25
Agreed that the Prime selection (1 million songs) is somewhat "limited" ... for now. If Amazon has proven anything is that they will continue to add content to the service to drive Prime Membership. Now back to the OP comment. I don't see anyway to currently create an app unless it comes directly from Amazon. Without an API it isn't going to be possible. Given the life-cycle of the Squeezebox I wouldn't hold my breath. I have had some success using the web-based cloud player to send music playing on my PCChrome browser to my home stereo via Chromecast. I was looking to end the use of that device and receiver (I want to move the six hdmi ports of that Pioneer receiver to my video viewing area and place back in service my older Denon receiver with optical audio inputs). I currently am running Squeezebox on a Raspberry Pi and would love to add this service to the mix. If it doesn't come to pass I will stick with Pandora.

cncb
2015-02-03, 13:27
They now have "stations" so this would be a great service to add, if possible.

xsqueezeme
2015-04-10, 12:33
I'd like to have it as an option but I don't see it happening. Amazon wants you to buy a Fire device and listen with that, where it's very easy to purchase music as you listen to it.

poing
2015-04-12, 15:23
Amazon wants you to buy a Fire device and listen with that
My impression is they're moving away from that paradigm--quickly, too. E.g., Prime Instant Video now works on all Android devices without requiring weird fiddling around. And they will provide APIs for the Echo (which, IMO, is a horrible product, but still). Etc.

slimfast
2015-07-28, 09:11
Amazon have just launched this in the UK and although I have a number of Fire TV devices that I can use, I'd much prefer to use my Squeezebox kit for it as I don't want to have to turn the TV on to control playback.

So, any hope? I'm guessing that Amazon don't currently provide an API (and likely never will), so probably not...

InTheBath
2015-07-30, 00:58
Amazon have just launched this in the UK and although I have a number of Fire TV devices that I can use, I'd much prefer to use my Squeezebox kit for it as I don't want to have to turn the TV on to control playback.

So, any hope? I'm guessing that Amazon don't currently provide an API (and likely never will), so probably not...

First thread I've subscribed to for a couple of years. Very interested!

menno
2015-07-30, 16:38
I'd be interested too.

I note that there is a Sonos plugin, so wonder if there is an API for it.

cdmackay
2015-08-01, 12:33
I think the fact that it's now free to existing Prime subscribers makes it much more interesting.

I suppose one could use a "waveinput" style plugin to access it on the PC, and then make it available via LMS, possibly?

Would be nice to have direct access, though.

pablolie
2016-09-11, 08:36
This is a very interesting thread - anyone pursuing Amazon music options? I have an extensive library given all the music I have bought. If I didn't have so much to do (ramping up new job etc) this would be just the project to bring out the programmer in me.

And if nothing happens soon, a few questions -

1. Is there an LMS Developer Wiki where on can learn some basics?
2. Has anyone monetized an LMS app successfully?

philippe_44
2016-09-11, 11:30
This is a very interesting thread - anyone pursuing Amazon music options? I have an extensive library given all the music I have bought. If I didn't have so much to do (ramping up new job etc) this would be just the project to bring out the programmer in me.

And if nothing happens soon, a few questions -

1. Is there an LMS Developer Wiki where on can learn some basics?
2. Has anyone monetized an LMS app successfully?

For what it's worth, my own experience, when I started around 2 years ago developping for LMS and knew nothign about Perl either, the best is to start from a good example (e.g. Qobuz) and use a lot the source code of LMS, where there is also a lot of other plugins that are good examples. The Technical Information in the help page also has some helpful information, including on the Perl framework used for GUI. It was a difficult learning curve for me, especially when I did the YouTube porting to APIv3, but again, with the help of Michael, bpa and others, things worked out. My recommendation is to write small pieces in Perl, independently from LMS so that you can do unitary tests easily and don't go mad at stopping/restarting LMS all the time, especially when you'll have to deal with the Amazon API (maybe this is my own biais as I'm still making a lot of mistakes in Perl)

Good luck!

pippin
2016-09-11, 12:00
2. Has anyone monetized an LMS app successfully?

Using a hacked API to make Amazon Prime Music available on SB might just keep you under the radar as some of the plugins show.
Also monetizing on it.... puh... let's say: I would not do it