Feb 14 AT 4:11 PM Anthony Domanico 20 Comments

Amazon MP3 gets a much needed UI overhaul


When Amazon released UI updates to the Amazon Appstore and Kindle applications several months ago, the Amazon MP3 app was left out in the ugly cold. Though I personally have all of my music uploaded to Amazon’s cloud, I chose to take advantage of Google’s Music service because the application on my smartphone and tablet was measurably better than Amazon’s offering.

That all changes today, sort of. While I’d argue that the Google Music still looks a little bit better than Amazon MP3, the Amazon MP3 player has been updated to match the UI provided by Amazon’s other application, part of Amazon’s retooling effort to make things pretty for newly-minted Kindle Fire owners.

Amazon MP3 has been given the “white text on gray backdrop with orange highlights” treatment that has made its Kindle and Appstore applications easy on the eyes, and for the first time ever I truly enjoy using the Amazon MP3 service.┬áThe MP3 store on Android has also gotten an overhaul, and looks just as gorgeous as the MP3 player.

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If you use Amazon MP3, be sure to head over to the market and update your application to the latest and greatest version. And if you haven’t yet checked out Amazon’s offering, I can finally recommend you give it a try for yourself.


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  • Deeds

    Much better, thanks for letting me know!

    • Jeff Pan

      Amazon needs a modern UI for its webpages too. Its so 1990-ish

      • http://androidandme.com Taylor Wimberly

        Amazon just launched a new UI refresh within the last month. I’d say they are doing pretty well as one of the most successful online retailers.


    damm i forgot about amazon mp3.. lol. i think i gave music on it.. going to try it out

    • Shay D. Life

      Same here. Totally forgot about it. Might give it a spin.

  • http://www.anthonydomanico.com Anthony Domanico

    As a prime member, I have unlimited music storage on Amazon, so I have like 10-20 GBs of music there. This was certainly a much welcomed update. :)

    • Trinhbo

      That’s awesome. I didn’t know that! I guess this Prime membership just got even cooler for me.

  • spazby

    great update

  • Nathan D.

    thanks for the update, going to check it out now

  • Gr8Ray

    Other than the new color scheme I don’t see much of a difference, in the MP3 store at least. I still can’t read any of the reviews or view the breakdown of the ratings like I can on the website.

  • MrDSL

    When I buy music from the google market its not something I have a copy of because heaven forbid I want to transfer it to my computer and listen to it loud..

    Amazon MP3 lets me do whatever I want with the mp3′s I purchase..

    Amazon MP3 store FTW!!

    • JD

      Actually, I just got done downloading my entire google music library to my hard drive…in other words, you can do that now.

    • https://plus.google.com/105652260730187717963/posts erik knudsen

      Google Music does let you download all your purchases to use however you choose. Just saying…

  • Adam

    I wish i could uninstall this crap app off my EVO 3D

  • Jorge Vieira

    Yes i agree gmusic is still better. But it did need an update, this is very nice and anyone who has not used it its great for transferring music files between my computers its great.

  • Max.Steel

    I actually use Amazon MP3 a lot. The fact that I can download my songs makes me prefer it to Google Music.

    • https://plus.google.com/105652260730187717963/posts erik knudsen

      That doesn’t really make sense to me. You can download Google Music purchases. I don’t get what your concern is.

  • myandroid99

    speaking about ui I really like the way view profile tab looks like now

  • Paul Atreides

    Now update that poorly designed Amazon Appstore.

  • smeghead68

    Sounds interesting will have to check it out.