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Amazon launch HiRes streaming.

Discussion in 'audio' started by AndyU, Sep 17, 2019.

  1. AndyU

    AndyU pfm Member

  2. Julf

    Julf Facts are our friends

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  3. John_73

    John_73 pfm Member

    Trying it out now. Sounds great! Probably no surprise (being lossless). This’ll be interesting now that there’s a cheaper lossless service than Tidal and Qobuz, and it appears you don’t pay extra for the higher than CD res albums either. Just the 320kbps choice, or the ‘HD’ 16-bit lossless and above.

    Wonder if the Autorip CDs are now upgraded to lossless...

    I wonder how Tidal, Qobuz and Apple will respond... Great for the consumers!
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  4. 0rangutan

    0rangutan pfm Member

    More importantly to many, maybe this will be enough to persuade Spotify to pull their finger out and offer lossless streaming...
  5. AndyU

    AndyU pfm Member

    I’ve just tried to sign up for the free trial by clicking through on the link in my post, but seemed to get redirected to the US site amazon.com which then asked me for the expiry date of an ancient credit card which I no longer have as I only used amazon.com once years ago when I wanted something from the US. How did you log in?
  6. Thinkfloyd

    Thinkfloyd pfm Member

    Not so sure about that, I think there's very different audiences for both.
  7. andyoz

    andyoz pfm Member

    Agree, I'm hooked on the Spotify interface now and it would take alot for me to move. I live in a 320kb world ATM. Not too bad for alot of the trashy rock stuff I listen too anyway but it still rubs me the wrong way.

    BTW, all the future stuff we were discussing on here around the time of Squeezbox nearly 15 years ago seems to be coming to pass. It creeps up on us all...
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  8. cooky1257

    cooky1257 pfm Member

    Sounds good here thus far, seamless sign up and just 2 mins to get up and running.
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  9. AndyU

    AndyU pfm Member

    How awful.
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  10. John_73

    John_73 pfm Member

    There is a dropdown box at the bottom where you can select Amazon.co.uk instead. This is using the app on a Mac. Assume it's the same on Windows too.
  11. John_73

    John_73 pfm Member

    24/192 streams working perfectly. Have a feeling I'm going to be sticking with this now! Bravo Amazon!
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  12. AndyU

    AndyU pfm Member

    Thanks! Was fiddling around on my phone so didn’t see it.
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  13. lAmBoY

    lAmBoY pfm Member

    Google need to step up with a decent audio service. Tidal will need to reduce the cost if it is to survive.
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  14. The Chronicals

    The Chronicals Disruptor

    Nowt wrong with 320's, I often choose to listen to them over FLAC's as they are smoother, a little more analogue sounding ..probably distortion, but still, sounds nicer at times.
  15. lAmBoY

    lAmBoY pfm Member

    i noticed my bubbleupnp player does not support it, only an amazon cloud drive. Not supported in mconnect either.
  16. andyoz

    andyoz pfm Member

    Cheers, I feel better for airing my sin ... I'm not an audiophile really and Spotify has been a game changer for me.
    Last edited: Sep 17, 2019
  17. Zombie

    Zombie pfm Member

    Amazon is a tax evading shit employer
  18. jimpey

    jimpey pfm Member

    Can't / won't disagree but just how much do Spotify, Tidal Apple Music or Qobuz contribute to the UK exchequer?

    Should we forsake all streaming on that nebulous principle?

    Please treat those as rhetorical questions chaps - I don't do 'off topic':)

    I will however have a dabble with this as it seems I should be able to get ultra HD (when available) using the Fire TV as a streamer and Oppo 105 as dac.

  19. andyoz

    andyoz pfm Member

    How extensive is the catalogue compared to Spotify (which I find has literally EVERYTHING).

    If you're an existing Prime Subscriber is it cheaper than if you're not?
  20. Dave***t

    Dave***t pfm Member

    They claim 50 million songs, which IIRC rivals Spotify.

    And it’s 2 quid a month cheaper if you’re a prime member - £12.99 vs £14.99.

    How are people accessing it, is it via a phone app? Or website, maybe?

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