This is my first post ever on this forum, the WWW says its the best place to be for 'Amazon Music' solutions so here goes...
I am a Amazon music subscriber, I am having issues when sharing my Music play lists with friends and family .During the process to send the play list link to my friends I get a message saying that 'The play list has some songs that can't be shared. Share without these songs' ? I have said yes on every response but I get the following issue.
Could you help with an explanation to why this happens ? One of my play lists has over 500 songs in it which were originally all uploaded by me 2 years ago but when it is shared there are only 133 songs available to play ? I thought that maybe it's the amount of songs that are in the play list but apparently not, I shared another list which had 36 songs in it but when it was shared it became 15 songs so that dispelled that theory. I have quite a few lists with varying amounts of songs and 90% of it is my own music which I have uploaded. None of it was purchased from Amazon. When I access the playlists at home via 'Amazon Alexa, on my Ipad etc I can select and play every song and none of them are missing.
Hopefully you are able to help me with this problem or offer guidance on how I can resolve it.
I'm sorry you're having this issue sharing your playlists. When sharing playlists from Amazon Music, you can only share music that is also available in Amazon Music Unlimited or Prime Music. Recipients can only play the shared music if they also have an active Amazon Music Unlimited subscription or Prime Music benefit that includes access to that content.
I hope this explanation helps! We look forward to seeing you again soon
I am still confused with regard to your reply but maybe I am not thinking straight today...
The recipients that I am sharing my 'Playlist' links with are all 'Amazon Music Unlimited' subscribers.All the songs that are missing from my 'Playlists' when they are shared are available to play individually when requested by our Amazon Echo's or similar devices..My confusion is that if the missing songs are available to listen to as individual songs
from the 'Amazon Music Unlimited' library why can't they be shared.
You say that very little of your music on these lists relates to music purchased from Amazon.
It is very possible that song "xxxxx" available from Amazon is not the same as the identical named song "xxxxx" from some other source - it has different copyrights; has been adapted; is a different release date - any number of different aspects all outside of the control of Amazon.
Imagine, if you will, that am individual track on a playlist is actually an instruction to read page 420 from the book "long book title" with the exact Amazon ASIN reference number 1234566789 book available from the Amazon store.
If you have the exact same book purchased from any other source then the ASIN, book title, page layout, data storage, metafile and lots of other things will be slightly different. The playlist will be unable to read that book.
This is exactly the same for music. If it is not from Amazon then whatever your playlist "name" is then it is probably not the same "name" if that music came from some other source.
That probably does not explain it very well.
Bottom line - sharing "platform 1" playlist will only work perfectly the data is common across SOFTWARE AND Device. Don't expect to reference apple / deezer / spotify / fire / google music archives since they are all slightly different.
I think you may have hit the nail on the head or somewhere close, I will investigate along your theme and hopefully find a definitive outcome. One of my playlists has 55 songs in it all of which were played on my 'Echo device' and then added to a playlist.These songs will have the 'Amazon' metadata,copyright and date of release etc that you mentioned so I will see if the 55 songs are available to share. I will return with the result.
That didn't work either..The 55 songs shared as 43 songs !
Also, Having had another think about it shouldn't the 'Amazon' server just share and play my music playlist in its present form without trying to match songs, titles and release dates etc. It just needs to play it with my shared recipients as it does with me. The music is already there just waiting to be accessed, no changes or comparisons should be necessary.