Amazon Music gains a new Car Mode interface that reduces distractions while driving

The mobile Amazon Music app for iOS and Android has gained a new Car Mode feature that replaces the app’s splashy interface and eye-catching album artwork with a simplified look, custom presets and voice control through the Alexa virtual assistant.


STORY HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Use Amazon Music in the car with a simplified interface.
  • Custom presets for playlists, stations and albums.
  • Larger controls and voice control through Alexa.

Amazon Music adds a simplified Car Mode

Similar to Spotify’s own Car Mode, this new feature in the mobile Amazon app promotes safe driving by removing all the clutter and leaving you with a fairly simplified interface.

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The Car Mode interface does away with album artwork, opting for larger text, streamlined controls that support swiping and custom presets for playlists, stations and albums.

Engadget describes the new Car Mode on Amazon Music as follows:

Amazon suggests it’ll still be a cinch for drivers to find new music while in Car Mode. The app harnesses preset playlists, stations and albums, which can be customized. The company says this should reduce lengthy browsing times.

Similar to Apple’s own CarPlay system, larger and simplified controls do help reduce the chance of distraction while driving your vehicle. The new Car Mode is available for all of Amazon Music’s subscription tiers stating today on iOS and Android.