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    Quote Originally Posted by aubuti View Post
    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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    And my cursory initial search fails to find any music that I want that is not available via Rhapsody.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TomAmes View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by aubuti View Post
    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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    Amazon's audio quality stinks.

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmypowder View Post
    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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    [QUOTE="Julf;783438"] 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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by usbethjim View Post
    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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    Amazon Prime Music

    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...
    Quote Originally Posted by selizaga View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmypowder View Post
    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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