Big problem with it.
We have Prime but can only use music on the computer with its crappy little monitor speakers.
We have Prime video on the PS4 coeected up to a surround sound system (as it is also Blu Ray player).
No Prime music aghhhhhh!
In a reminder of a golden age when we still had physical media, Amazon Music decided to pop on its headphones and chill out to some Harold Budd this morning, leaving users unable to access the streaming service. Problems began just after 10am (UK time) as users reported that the Amazon app, streaming web site and even the …
Yep, me too. The gigabytes of music I have stored on my phone continue to be available to me no matter what. That alone is a wonderful reason to not use streaming services.
...that said, I can stream directly from my music server at home should I really want to do the streaming thing. It's occasionally useful.
I used them because of the music locker which was a pretty decent deal, and when I signed up the web interface didn't completely suck. Then the interface gradually got worse, uploading music became increasingly irritating and they finally killed the locker service, all while having duplicate albums all over the place and removing songs from the service at an alarming rate. I decided that I'd quite like to actually own my music (which I've bought from a variety of sources) and stream it to my devices so I set up my RasPi to do that job for me. Sorted.
Reminder? Some of us never bought into the whole "cloud" hype in the first place ... especially not for something as easy to manage as music! I mean. honestly, you HAVE to be online to listen to your tunes? Really? What flavo(u)r was the koolaide?
When your "unlimited" data plan slows to a crawl you realize that having your music locally on your device has some significant advantages.
Plus not having to tote your full-sized phone everywhere is a plus. Seeing people with the new iPhones at the gym is pretty silly looking sometimes.
Hello AC, my old friend
I've come to spy on you again,
Because Alexa softly sneaking,
Took your privacy while you were sleeping,
And the dystopia that was planted in your home,
For the profits of Besos.
(Of course, Paul Simon was railing against the death of conversation caused by the telly-telly-bunkum-box. He was so prophetic with his vision, yet utterly failed to see how far things would fall...)
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