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Amazon Music update brings offline storage on SD cards, Android Wear support, more

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The “Amazon Music with Prime Music” app has today been updated with some of its most oft-requested features. The big one, and the one that people have been wanting practically since Prime Music launched, is the ability to store offline music on a device’s SD card for offline playback. The update also brings Android Wear support, and other, more minor enhancements…

The update packs Prime Music artist detail pages that — like other streaming services — show an artist’s top songs, albums, photos, stations, and more. There’s also the newly-added ability to see the newest music added to the service, as well as see charts for top songs, albums, and playlists. And there’s also the aforementioned Android Wear support, which will let you browse and control playback from your wrist.

Interestingly, while the ability to store offline content on an SD card is welcome, it might be too little, too late. SD card support isn’t exactly nonexistent in 2015, but it’s definitely on the downtrend, with many phones — including the latest in the Samsung Galaxy line — going with a more iPhone-like unibody build that leaves little room for things like extra slots and replaceable batteries.

Here’s the full change log:

  • Prime Music artist detail pages – the one stop destination in Prime Music for top songs, albums, photos, stations, and much more for your favorite artists
  • Android Wear support – now you can browse the app & control playback right from your Wear device
  • New to Prime” tab in Prime Music – highlighting newest music added to the service
  • New “Popular” tab in Prime Music – see charts for top songs, albums, playlists
  • Lyrics support (for UK only – it was already available in the US)

The update is rolling out now on the Play Store, and the app is of course free to download.

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