Published: Wed, November 15, 2017
Tech | By Dwayne Harmon

Amazon Music app for Android quietly gets Chromecast support

The main Amazon sales begin this Friday but, from today, customers can grab an Amazon Music Unlimited subscription for just 99p. Thanks to that new support, Android users are able to cast the Amazon Music content to any device that supports Google Cast, including the venerable Chromecast itself.

If you're wondering what you can listen to on Amazon Prime Music, Amazon also revealed its most listened to artists on the service over the first year of its release. This service is available via a mobile app on both Android and iOS, and now one of those two apps (Android) now has support for Google Cast.

The feature was first spotted earlier this month by TechHive when it was mid-rollout. Maybe hell will freeze over when Google Home adds native support for Amazon Music as a music provider... or when the Echo lets you choose Play Music as a default provider.

The shopping bonanza will last all weekend, and is followed by Black Friday's online equivalent Cyber Monday on November 27.

This is one of the few, recent bright spots in the tumultuous Amazon-Google relationship.

Wilson/GettyIn the lead-up to Black Friday, Amazon is offering deep discounts on many of its services.

You'll need to be a Prime member to take advantage of the deal, which runs through December 23, but you can sign up for a 30-day free trial if you're not. Although it arrived without Google Cast support, hopefully that's only a matter of time now. Amazon removes Chromecasts from its store, Google disables YouTube on Echo Shows, Amazon removes the Prime Video app from the Play Store then for some reason returns it. Google has removed YouTube support from other streaming devices in the past, and often those conflicts surround ads either not playing or being removed during playback on those third-party devices.

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