Amazon HD Integration Questions

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    Don Frederickson

    Is there an easy way to go between Bluetooth and direct streaming? I had a hard time turning the Bluetooth off.

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    Davywhizz

    I've had my Node 2i for only a week and am using Amazon HD on a three month trial. Both are very impressive. I've already cancelled my Spotify subscription but will miss the app and how Spotify Connect works, simply by recognising the Node in the devices list.

    Maybe I haven't understood your issue Steve, but so far I've been making playlists in the Amazon Music app. They then appear in BlueOS - Amazon Music - My Music - Playlists. The only slight frustration is that I have to go back to the Amazon app to edit the lists (or at least I haven't found another way yet).

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    Steve

    Thanks.  Yes, that can be done.  But I rarely sit and listen to music through my computer system or on my tablet.  I was looking for something a bit more convenient. 

    I agree about Spotify convenience.  Per a recent call with Bluesound tech support, you can now do the same thing with Tidal (that it, use the Tidal app to manage your listening through the Node 2i)...thereby providing full access to Tidal interface/features/functions. 

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    Davywhizz

    I know it's not ideal, but I don't think I've ever listened to music on the Amazon Music app. I have it next to BlueOS on my tablet home page and only use it for editing the library/playlists, which I then access in BlueOS. However, I suppose I'm still at the stage of knowing what I want - music I had on Spotify but don't have in my own CD rips - so it's not likely to lead me to discovering new music like Spotify did. I still think it's worth it for the quality and price of Amazon HD. I guess I'll have to look for new stuff in other ways.

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    Steve

    So you can create multiple Amazon playlists, with unique names, in the Amazon app, and then access them via BluOS? 

    How are you doing that?  Searching for each song in Amazon, then saving it somehow into an Amazon playlist that you create?  Where in BluOS do you access them?

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    Davywhizz

    Yes. I've only created four personal playlists so far but it only takes seconds. I start in the Amazon Music app - playlists - then create new playlist - give it a name - add tracks by clicking the three dots next to any song title. All the lists show up in BlueOS - Amazon Music - My music - playlists. I've subscribed (not sure what word they use) to a couple of the Amazon UHD playlists too and they appear on BlueOS as well.

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    Steve

    Great information.  Thanks for sharing it.

    Convoluted, but I guess I could keep Spotify for discovering music and tagging the stuff I like, then build playlists in Amazon using what I've tagged in Spotify.

    It would be about the same price as Tidal to keep both Spotify and AmazonHD.  Not as convenient, but gives me Spotify's leading-edge discovery capabilities and AmazonHD's better (in my system) sound quality.

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