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    Amazon Music rolls out a lossless streaming tier that Spotify and Apple canít match

    Amazon Music rolls out a lossless streaming tier that Spotify and Apple canít match

    https://www.theverge.com/platform/am...-spotify-apple

    I wish Spotify would offer lossless...or Amazon Music on Touch.

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    Umm. Wish they opened up an API. If we had a plugin for it at that prime discount price Iíd be switching from Spotify - tempted anyway
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    I'd be happy to chip in to get a plugin, if that's possible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mgraves View Post
    I'd be happy to chip in to get a plugin, if that's possible.
    Me Too! -- Will be following this Thread with anticipation!

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    Quote Originally Posted by d6jg View Post
    Umm. Wish they opened up an API. If we had a plugin for it at that prime discount price Iíd be switching from Spotify - tempted anyway
    It's plain that there is an API, it just may not be publicly available. I tried the app this afternoon. HD/UHD content is only available from the app, not via the web client.
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    Correct it is not publicly available, so it would totally have to be hacked. There is one attempt made out there on Github, but It's never worked for me.....

    The bigger question would be *if* someone were to hack together an interface, would Amazon allow it or shut it down. My guess is that since they clearly have a closed API, they would squash any real attempt.
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    Amazon has partnered with Bluesound and others on this, so they must be sharing an API with them. But they don't yet seem willing to share outside that limited circle of hardware partners.
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    Quote Originally Posted by left channel View Post
    Amazon has partnered with Bluesound and others on this, so they must be sharing an API with them. But they don't yet seem willing to share outside that limited circle of hardware partners.
    Often limiting access to official partners is a way to manage their support burden. If they opened the API to everyone they would need to provide support to a much larger and less defined developer community. That would quite possibly expose issues in the API or service.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mgraves View Post
    ... If they opened the API to everyone they would need to provide support to a much larger and less defined developer community....
    Exactly.

    Plus Amazon is brutal about maximizing every $ out of everything they do. You can bet being a partner doesn't come for free. And the SB ecosystem is a free, non revenue ecosystem. The twain shall never meet, as they say.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pablolie View Post
    Exactly.

    Plus Amazon is brutal about maximizing every $ out of everything they do. You can bet being a partner doesn't come for free. And the SB ecosystem is a free, non revenue ecosystem. The twain shall never meet, as they say.
    You still have to subscribe to the service and pay them 15 dollars or pounds or euros etc per month. It would be in Amazon's interests to attract more users. It might upset their official partners though.

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