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Amazon Music gets X-Ray features for more insightful listening

Amazon Music gets X-Ray features for more insightful listening

Why just listen to your music when you can also fully engage with it? Amazon on Friday announced it’s bringing its popular X-Ray feature to its music streaming service, giving users a behind-the-scenes look at their favorite songs.

Amazon said (via Engadget) X-Ray will “offer a behind the scenes look at song information, artists, and albums with access to everything from fun trivia to song credits, related content, and more.” Amazon Music’s latest feature is a nice replacement for the liner notes you’d get with CDs.

X-Ray has become a popular feature on Kindle and Prime Video, the latter of which will display relevant information about onscreen cast members. X-Ray is a fun way to learn about the content you’re consuming, creating a deeper appreciation and understanding between art and audience.

From what we can tell, X-Ray on Amazon Music won’t be forced upon users. When X-Ray information is available in a song, you’ll see an “X-Ray” button. When press, relevant information and fun facts will be displayed. Currently, X-Ray works with some of the most popular songs in the U.S. and UK and will continue to expand in the future.

For those who like a bit of trivia and like to know the “who, what and when” of media, Amazon Music’s X-Ray feature is a nice addition to the platform. If you’re curious to try it out, Amazon Music offers a free tier (with ads) on Android. You should start seeing X-Ray information beginning today.

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