BluOS Is One of First to Integrate Amazon Music HD

NAD/PSB parent company Lenbrook International has announced that its BluOS wireless multiroom platform is one of the first to support the new Amazon Music HD streaming service.

Amazon customers in the U.S. can access the new service on BluOS-enabled gear from NAD Electronics, Bluesound, and DALI Loudspeakers.

“We are proud to have been approached and chosen by Amazon to be among the first streaming platforms integrated with Amazon Music HD,” said BluOS product manager Andrew Haines. “And we are particularly proud to support the highest resolution UHD service tier, as the Amazon catalog is extensive and gives our audiophile audience a broad selection of the highest quality music available.”

Announced Tuesday, Amazon’s new Amazon Music HD streaming tier provides access to than 50 million songs in “High Definition” CD quality with a bit depth of 16 bits and a sample rate of 44.1kHz plus “millions” of songs in “Ultra HD” with a bit depth of 24 bits and a sample rate up to 192 kHz.

Current Amazon Music subscribers can try Amazon Music HD at no additional cost for 90 days and Amazon is offering a free 90-day trial to new subscribers. A subscription costs $12.99/month for Prime members, $14.99/month for Amazon customers, or an additional $5/month for those who already subscribe to Amazon Music’s Individual or Family Plan.

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brenro's picture

Now if I can just figure out a way to stream to a Teac NT-505.

jnemesh's picture

2 ways you can do this easily. One, hook up your Teac via USB to your computer and use the Amazon Windows app...or two, buy a Bluesound Node 2i ($499) and hook it up via digital coax to your Teac. I am using the Node 2i and outputting analog to a Marantz SR7007 and playing back through Martin Logan Theos speakers, and it sounds great! (the interface needs some work though)

brenro's picture

1) The purchase of the Teac was for the express purpose of getting rid of the computer
2) I have a Node 2 on a lesser system and it works fine but it's output via digital coax to the Teac would be a huge sonic downgrade
You think Blue OS needs work you should experience the god awful software used by Teac, Esoteric, and Lumin. Made by Pixel Magic Systems and it's so bad I don't even use it. I've been using BubbleUPnP but alas Bubble Soft has informed me Amazon won't allow them access. I think a little patience will be rewarded. If Amazon Music HD is anywhere near as popular as I think it will be there will be many more software and hardware companies jumping on board. In the meantime I will continue to stick with Tidal and Qobuz on my reference system.

brenro's picture

The Bluesound will indeed accept an external DAC. Digital coax will pass up to 24/192 which is as high as Amazon HD goes so I should be set. Thank you for the suggestion.

jnemesh's picture

Let me know how it works out for you!

brenro's picture

Sounds great and I can finally go with just one streaming service. Amazon's catalog is vast and you know there won't be any issues with paying out royalties so you won't be constantly losing music (I'm looking at you Tidal).

Scarriere's picture

I'm guessing that since Canada isn't mentioned, we're s.o.l.