Excited to discover with the Amazon Music app on iOS that I can share a link to an artist, album or track to Notes, and that when I click on the link in Notes, I’m brought to that artist, album or track in the app. I always griped that the Amazon Music app was not URL scheme friendly, but now I’m happy.
I’ve used Amazon Music for a few years because I’m a Prime member and, rather than subscribe to Spotify, I just listened to the limited selection of Prime streaming music, and bought mp3s of tracks I absolutely had to have.
Now that Amazon has launched a full streaming service — discounted for Prime members and only $4/mo if only listened to on a single Echo device — I am contemplating becoming a subscriber. I have an Echo in my kitchen, but I am thinking of getting a Dot later this year, which I would place in my bedroom. I tend to listen to music more in the kitchen, but that could be b/c I have an Echo in the kitchen. There’s a Bluetooth speaker in my bedroom, but honestly I have not once paired it with my iPhone there. Maybe if I had a Dot, the lack of friction would make it more likely that I’d listen to music there.
Given that I am spending so much per month on TV — Hulu Plus and Netflix — I am loathe to even spend $8/mo on a streaming music plan, given that I already have a pretty immense mp3 collection. However, $4 I might be willing to spend; there’s a 30-day free trial, so it can’t hurt to try it out.