BluOS to integrate Amazon Music HD

BluOS expands Hi-Res service support

by Andy Bassett

BluOS is amongst the first music streaming platforms to support Amazon Music HD, so owners of NAD audio devices, Bluesound wireless multi-room players and DALI loudspeakers will be able to use the new premium Hi-Res music service.

Amazon Music HD and Ultra HD services will be immediately available to owners of audio devices that use the BluOS multi-room streaming platform if they are based in the United States, Japan, United Kingdom, or Germany - there’s no word yet on when other territories will be included.

Andrew Haines, BluOS Product Manager said, “We are proud to have been approached and chosen by Amazon to be among the first streaming platforms integrated with Amazon Music HD.” He added, “And we are particularly proud to support the highest resolution UHD service tier, as the Amazon catalogue is extensive and gives our audiophile audience a broad selection of the highest quality music available.”

Amazon provides more than 50 million songs in High Definition (16-bit/44 kHz), and millions of songs in Ultra High Definition (24-bit/192 kHz), so BluOS users signed up to service will have access to an enormous library of Hi-Res music.

Amazon Music HD is the online giant’s latest tier in its portfolio of music services. Subscribers to Amazon Prime can have access to 2 million ad-free tracks and moving through the subscriptions increases the number of songs and services (curated playlists, music stations etc) available.

Amazon Music HD promises a lower monthly price compared to other, similar Hi-Res music services with UK subscribers to Amazon Prime charged £12.99 per month, moving to £14.99 per month for non Prime customers. A Family subscription is available for an extra monthly £5 and new and current subscribers to Amazon Music can try out Music HD for a 90-day free trial.

Bringing Amazon Music HD support to BluOS is a good fit for the multi-room audio ecosystem which supports high-resolution audio streams up to 24/192 and allows for interoperability among enabled devices across a number of brands. Amazon Music HD joins other supported streaming services such as Tidal, Spotify, and Deezer along with compatibility for FLAC, WAV, MQA, and other high resolution formats and codecs. Enabled across multiple platforms, BluOS is easily controlled via apps for Android and iOS smartphones, tablets, and Mac/PC desktops.

Are there any AVForums members who have experienced Amazon Music HD? Would you recommend it to others? How about BluOS users, does support for Amazon’s Hi-Res service tempt you to try it out? Let us know in the discussion thread.

Source: Press release
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