I've been using Amazon Prime Music as part of my Prime membership for years, and now decided to bite the bullet and go full membership in attempt to replace Spotify. In reality it cannot. The music selection is great, but the functionality of the app and desktop client is (and has always been) utterly poor. As far as I can tell there is no queue selection/up next feature! This is pretty much the first feature that any music player should have. I've also read that asking Alexa cant do this either. So unless you are listening to playlists, it makes parties pretty dull when guests cant queue up their favorite tracks. I've tried adding tracks to the current playing playlist, but this doesn't seem to work either.
Come on Amazon - please get this essential feature added to the desktop client.
I would agree but for these reasons (I am referring to the iOS app here):
1) I find it almost impossible to find anything in the artist field as all artists are included many with just one associated track.
2) Within the artist field the albums are always "open" displaying all tracks. This means that if for example I have an artists with 30 albums, I may have to scroll through a very large number of tracks to get to the album I want.
3) The album field is little better as albums are arranged in alphabetical order and there is no option to sort by album artist.
4) The offline mode is slightly better in that there is an album artist sort. The other issues remain, though.
But the truth is I have so much music of my own that I have little time to actually use Spotify.
Just paused my Spotify account and signed up for Prime Music and added the 3 month trial of Amazon Music Unlimited to see if it's comparable with Spotify.
The choice of songs and artists seems OK but, having installed the Desktop Player onto my works PC I am also unable to find any Play queue which makes it a pretty bad experience when trying to add songs whilst browsing as I don't want to be creating new Playlists every time for a temporary list of songs!?
As mentioned above this will be rubbish in a party setting too as there's no easy way to add/re-arrange songs on the fly. Very frustrating to find such an elementary (Even Windows Media Player can do THAT!) bit of functionality missing.
Please amend soon or I'll be forced to go back to Spotify ot try iTunes/Youtube Music instead. Cheers.
@Mulgie: Hey there. This is a peer-2-peer help forum. We, as customers, want to help other customers.
That is your option and if it works better for you then cool, go for it.
In fact, if it is a fantastic alternative and should be used by all of us stupid Amazon space cadets then tell us about the option - we may well join you :)
That being said - There does seem to be an issue about "queueing" music - like a juke box I guess - and it appears to affect most/all applications and all platforms.
Perhaps the app/platform that comes up with the first/best solution will become king of the castle and get everyone to join it?
Personally - as a total techno noob - all of this seems very new and perhaps it is all only hours, days, weeks into the future and will arrive soon. so "watch this space"?
I am honestly stupid and have no idea about the technology. Is the idea for anyone/people to just add "play artist / track" and have it play it next in the music queue? That does sound kinda cool and fun. I do hope it does become available.
The current version of the PC desktop player is crazy bad. After about 15 minutes of searching I finally figured out how to pull up the queue in the current PC desktop player. Under currently playing song (bottom of expanded view), click on the little icon which looks like an US flag with a little play button in upper left corner of it (where the 50 starts should be).
There are several items in the current PC desktop player which I find annoying. I listen to the entire albums, but I have to queue them up in the web browser before using the desktop player to play them because for whatever reason, the entire album for an artist is not queued or displayed after doing a search for artist. The current version of the desktop player is confusing.