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      12-02-2017, 02:04 AM   #1
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CarPlay - Amazon Music issues

Has anyone else got issues with amazon music on CarPlay? I find it all works really well in CarPlay but amazon music messes up in various ways:

1) it frequently hangs trying to load stuff.
2) it frequently says Ďthis content is no longer available.
3) sometimes it just crashes.
4) many times Iíll choose a song from some list (eg recently played) but itíll play a totally different song

I know it had issues when we hadnít downloaded the songs - since it was trying to stream them. But Iíve had all the above issues when Iíve got the playlist fully downloaded....

Is this a CarPlay fault or an amazon music or a phone issue?
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I reckon it's Amazon Music.

I haven't tried it my car yet (I also have Apple CarPlay) as I have a Spotify premium account and Peter that; but regarding point 2 above, that is a message I also get - and used to get it my previous F10 also when using a normal USB connection.

Funny thing is, I get/got that message every time I connect the car - either now via carplay or previously with the USB cable - even though I did not open the Amazon Music app...

I think it is when they lose the streaming/licensing rights to particular tracks. So, even if it is there today, the song could be gone tomorrow...
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I think it is when they lose the streaming/licensing rights to particular tracks. So, even if it is there today, the song could be gone tomorrow...
This is what I thought. But it does it so often then when I play things at home it plays fine...
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Has anyone else got issues with amazon music on CarPlay? I find it all works really well in CarPlay but amazon music messes up in various ways:

1) it frequently hangs trying to load stuff.
2) it frequently says Ďthis content is no longer available.
3) sometimes it just crashes.
4) many times Iíll choose a song from some list (eg recently played) but itíll play a totally different song

I know it had issues when we hadnít downloaded the songs - since it was trying to stream them. But Iíve had all the above issues when Iíve got the playlist fully downloaded....

Is this a CarPlay fault or an amazon music or a phone issue?
Also does this with Tidal. When it does play the sound quality is no where close to what it usually is. Must be a manufacturing dominance thing.
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wondering if anyone has had a smooth experience with carplay and amazon music? If not then what music service does work well with carplay?

I found these issues have persisted in one way or another since we've had the car. Amazon doesn't play well with carplay but I find also the bbc iplayer radio app also has some issues. This leads me to think the issue is with carplay and not necessarily with the apps themselves...?
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I tend to only use Spotify and Apple Music (for ripped CDs transferred to my iPhone via iTunes, I don't use the online/streaming service); both of which are fine.

Have a long motorway journey today so will try to have a play with Amazon Music and iPlayer to see if similarly affected. Although the missus might have an issue with me "continuously fiddling with things"...
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