Amazon music

Why does my iPhone disconnect when listening in the car?

iPhone X

Episode 1538

Barry from Torrance, CA

Barry's Bluetooth connection in his Infinity keeps dropping his iPhones when he's listening to Amazon music. Leo says that Bluetooth is really finicky, but it's all we've got. It shouldn't happen, but chances are, the problem is on Infinity's end and not Apple's. It could also be an issue with Amazon Music. He should try using iTunes and see if the problem is repeated. He should also check his app settings that could change the behavior. Maybe the app thinks he's getting a call and it's "ducking" the audio.

Why doesn't my music player shuffle?

RhythmBox

Episode 1442

Michael from Atlanta, GA

Michael is trying to shuffle his playlist using RhythmBox, but it keeps playing artists back to back. Leo says that if the playlist is small enough, it could end up doing that, but if it's a large enough list, it is more likely an error in its random number generator. It's open source so it's probably just faulty code. Amazon Play seems to do the same thing, though. Unfortunately, there's no real fix for it other than filing a bug report and waiting for a fix.

How can I get Amazon Echo to play my music?

Amazon Echo

Episode 1251

Greg from Conifer, CO

Greg wants to access his music from Amazon with his Echo. Leo says the Echo does support Amazon Prime Music, but that's a limited subset. His sense is that it wont, but it says that it will support Amazon music. He would have to upload his music to his Amazon Music library and then he'll need to have the right syntax to ask to play it. "Hey Echo, Play [Name of the Song]" and it should just play it. If he has them organized in folders, it could be problematic.

What happened to Limewire? (Part 2)

Episode 1039

Hank from Westchester, PA

Hank is wondering what happened to Limewire. Leo says they got sued out of existence. Hank's wondering if there's anything else similar to it that's out now. Leo says that Limewire is dead because people used it to illegally share music, according to the record industry, and when they won in court Limewire was blocked forever. This happened 2010. Piracy has never ended, though, and now Bittorrent is the piracy method of choice.