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    I've just purchased one of these having gone out on a limb after seeing how good my mates set up was.

    For those that also have one, what's the best bet for my music collection?
    I've got about 150,000 songs on my computer, so I'm tempted to shell out the seemingly cheap 22 a year to upload the lot into Amazon Music.

    Anyone done the same?



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      What does the Amazon Echo actually do? From the adverts it seems just like a Siri / Cortana in a seperate box?
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      I've just purchased one of these having gone out on a limb after seeing how good my mates set up was.

      For those that also have one, what's the best bet for my music collection?
      I've got about 150,000 songs on my computer, so I'm tempted to shell out the seemingly cheap 22 a year to upload the lot into Amazon Music.

      Anyone done the same?
      I've not, but it sounds like iTunes Match, which is also 21.99 a year. It was somewhat jaw-dropping when that was released a few years back as it effectively allowed anyone to legitimise years worth of dodgily downloaded music. In most cases your music isn't uploaded. What they'll do is look to match what you have against the Amazon library of millions of track and then effectively marks off the ones that you own. Any of your music that it can't find in their repository, it will upload. Shouldn't be too much though, and the whole process will be invisible to you, and a lot quicker than actually having to upload 150,000 tracks!

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      What does the Amazon Echo actually do? From the adverts it seems just like a Siri / Cortana in a seperate box?
      + Sonos (or similar internet-hooked up music device).
      Please buy from Amazon via this link. Thanks.
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      What does the Amazon Echo actually do? From the adverts it seems just like a Siri / Cortana in a seperate box?
      Its a voice controlled hub, with thousands of "recipes" (ie: ways of connecting with devices and databases) and a speaker.
      This is a good review of the 50 "dot" version which is a third of the price of the full version.
      https://www.theguardian.com/technolo...cho-dot-review
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      + Sonos (or similar internet-hooked up music device).
      On the subject of Sonos; http://amzn.to/2gaAg0K

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      What @Bozza neglected to mention was that if you do buy one, do it through the link at the top...
      @Bozza, are you ill...?
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      What @Bozza neglected to mention was that if you do buy one, do it through the link at the top...
      @Bozza, are you ill...?
      Hold the line caller. Just affiliating them links up....

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      I've not, but it sounds like iTunes Match, which is also 21.99 a year. It was somewhat jaw-dropping when that was released a few years back as it effectively allowed anyone to legitimise years worth of dodgily downloaded music. In most cases your music isn't uploaded. What they'll do is look to match what you have against the Amazon library of millions of track and then effectively marks off the ones that you own. Any of your music that it can't find in their repository, it will upload. Shouldn't be too much though, and the whole process will be invisible to you, and a lot quicker than actually having to upload 150,000 tracks!


      That sounds exactly the same as Google Play, which is free and really easy to use.
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      That sounds exactly the same as Google Play, which is free and really easy to use.
      Not quite. There's a 50,000 track limit with Google Play I believe.
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