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Wow.

Seems like there is a new version of the Prime music app for phones.

I'm not sure but I think they just fucked Prime members (non-Unlimited members) over twice.

I used to just select an album and play from track 1 to end. Especially important for, say, classical music.

But it seems now that, when I select an album, it will compulsorily play a random track from the album. And then follow on songs will be chosen at random. NOT the same album. Not even the same artist it seems. Just whatever Prime deems "similar" to the original selection.

Perhaps I'm wrong, but that's what it seems like. And you can only skip X number of tracks (5?). After that, you can no longer skip tracks.

If true, WTF? I'm one more step closer to cancelling Prime....

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My Prime Music works just the same as before...

You can play an entire album straight through, or you can play an album on shuffle, or you can play an artist's "station" which will play their stuff interspersed with songs by similar artists.

Perhaps you had inadvertently chosen to play that artist's station instead of a specific album?
 
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Sounds like a settings issue, not a Prime issue

With that being said, I still think Spotify is better.


 
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It's real. I found this: https://me.mashable.com/tech/2...-but-only-on-shuffle


... While Amazon Prime Music now has the same number of songs as Amazon Music Unlimited, Prime users won't be able to choose a specific song they want to listen to. So if you want to jam to "Dream of You" by CHUNG HA (with R3HAB) for example — and you absolutely should — you'll have to shuffle play the K-pop artist's album QUERENCIA and hope the RNG gods bless you. For worse odds, you could also shuffle play a playlist that includes the song you want, or shuffle play the artist's whole catalogue.

This Amazon-mandated shuffling also means you can't listen to an album's tracks in sequence, which is practically sacrilege to many music fans. In fact, last year Spotify disabled its default auto-shuffle feature on Adele's album 30 at the singer's request, before also getting rid of it for all artists.


I'm not sure if it helps or not - try to avoid updating your Prime music app. Perhaps you can avoid the new shuffle mandate.




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"Wrong does not cease to be wrong because the majority share in it." L.Tolstoy
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Originally posted by RogueJSK:
My Prime Music works just the same as before. You can play an entire album straight through, or you can play an album on shuffle, or you can play an artist's "station" which will play their stuff as well as similar artists.


Exactly, you can't do that anymore w/ the new app.




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Ah... I'm a Prime Music Unlimited user. You apparently are a standard (free) Prime Music user. That appears to be the key here. This new random play only applies to standard Prime Music users, while Unlimited functions the same as before in letting you play whatever specific song/album you want.
 
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Good point - I clarified that in the OP.




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You can't select a specific song to listen to???



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So it's basically the radio

LOL

Get Spotify...no games


 
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Prime keeps getting more and more expensive while reducing the benefits of membership. Even though I have Prime, I use Apple Music.



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It wouldn't play my old lists, just had to make a new one is all, works fine


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You figured out a way?

How do you do it? For example, if I wanted to a particular rendition of Vivaldi's Four Seasons in its entirety, how do I do that now? If I select Four Seasons, it plays random pieces of classical music.




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Make a new list and then add that song to it

On my PC there are three dots that appear next to the play/pause, forward and back buttons when you hover over it


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Okay, I created a playlist with all the Vivaldi Four Seasons pieces. That's pretty tedious to that for all albums I like to play.

But even still, there is a problem. Seems like the playlist can only be played in some random order. I can't play the Four Seasons in order like it's supposed to be played.

Trick for that?

Do you have Unlimited already?




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"Wrong does not cease to be wrong because the majority share in it." L.Tolstoy
"A government is just a body of people, usually, notably, ungoverned." Shepherd Book
 
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No on the unlimited


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Originally posted by konata88:

This Amazon-mandated shuffling also means you can't listen to an album's tracks in sequence, which is practically sacrilege to many music fans.


I don’t know about “practically sacrilege”, but it would be a show stopper for me.

While you could listen to the movements of Beethoven’s 9th in any order you want, I kind of think Ludwig composed the symphony with the intent that the fourth movement would be played at the end. Wink


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Spotify premium here.


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Got and deleted a Prime related email today.

Giving me more shit I don’t want, as what I do want slowly fades away.
 
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I take it all back. This new setup sucks donkey balls

I have a crap load of copied music from CD's on my PC, will probably listen to that


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Originally posted by SIGnified:

Spotify premium here.





 
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