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Amazon Music adds Android Wear support, songs can now be downloaded to SD card

Amazon Music has gained support for its top requested feature, the ability to download songs to an SD card for offline listening. With this, you'll be able to put your own music, or songs and albums from Prime Music on your SD card instead of having it take up your on-board storage. In addition, Amazon has added a number of other features to the app. These include:

  • Prime Music artist detail pages – the one stop destination in Prime Music for top songs, albums, photos, stations, and much more for your favorite artists
  • Android Wear support – now you can browse the app & control playback right from your Wear device
  • New to Prime" tab in Prime Music – highlighting newest music added to the service
  • New "Popular" tab in Prime Music – see charts for top songs, albums, playlists
  • Lyrics support (for UK only – it was already available in the US)

The new Amazon Music app is rolling out through Google Play (opens in new tab) now, so be sure to keep an eye out for it.

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12 Comments
  • Getting better. Still needs to be shared with other prime household members sharing the prime account.
  • Amen! Posted via the Android Central App
  • I share with my wife and kids, but it will only work with downloaded prime songs. So I download my playlists of prime music and go offline. The wife and kids do the same. We only go online if we want to add more music. The problem was, it ate up internal storage, the new SD card support is awesome, problem solved. Posted via the Android Central App on the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact
  • Didn't Marshmallow add this feature already? Posted via the Android Central App
  • I've been downloading to SD for at least a month from the Amazon music app. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Sorry...Amazon Prime Music noob here. Wouldn't downloading to phone, computer OR SD card constitute "you own the songs now"? As in downloading mp.3's you could essentially add to your personal collection on a PC, burn CD's with it etc?
  • It doesn't look like it... On phones and tablets with the Amazon Music app installed, Prime members can download Prime songs and albums they've added to their music library for offline playback. Downloaded Prime Music is only available within the Amazon Music app and cannot be exported to other devices. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Yeah it's more like a DVR thing, you're downloading (recording) the songs to your device but you don't own a licence to copy or distribute the content. Also, the songs have DMR that doesn't allow you to listen to them without an active prime membership. If you let your membership lapse you'll still have the songs and playlists, but they'll be grayed out and you can't listen to them. The DMR also won't let you listen to the songs with other media players unless you somehow cracked the DMR on each song, but that would take so much time and effort, you might as well buy the songs outright. Posted via the Android Central App on the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact
  • Ok thanks guys, I get it now :)
  • It's about time you can put prime music on sd cards! Now it's too late as I've already switched to Nexus phones. But oh well. Posted via the Android Central App
  • But according to Samsung we don't want or need SD cards in our phones anymore so this new feature is not needed!
  • What are SD cards? Posted via the Android Central App