Amazon Music now has something called “DJ Mode”

While Spotify and Apple Music suck up most of the attention in the world of streaming music, do not discount third place Amazon Music which has stealthily gathering market share, largely because of its connection to Alexa devices.

Amazon’s latest trick is something called “DJ Mode,” which looks and feels suspiciously like what terrestrial radio has been doing for about a hundred years. I quote: “On-demand listening experience that combines the personalisation, control, and breadth of catalog of streaming with the vibrancy and personality of DJ-hosted radio”. Uh-huh.

Music is drawn from a variety of playlists. Here’s a video introduction.

The dashboard looks like this.

Amazon Music DJ Mode

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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