Are there plans to support gapless music from Amazon Music in the near future?
I have a SoundTouch 20 and a Home 500 - yeah, they are not compatible but that's another story.
Unless I am missing something, from Amazon Music, the only way to listen properly to Abbey Road, Sgt. Pepper's, even Rigoletto, is by transmitting from my phone to the not-so-smart speaker via Bluetooth.
There seems to be a contradiction here. The Home 500 is arguably one of the top smart speakers in terms of sound quality, but because of the gaps it actually destroys the pleasure of listening to some great albums.
Certainly, the gaps are not a problem if you are listening to a compilation of songs like a greatest hits album, or playlists. They are not a problem either when the music is used just in background, while you are working, driving, at the gym, etc.
However, there are times when you want to listen to music as your main focus and, in the case of an album that was carefully crafted to be a presented as a whole, the gaps destroy the experience.
I have read posts where they say that there is a technical problem. Probably it was in the past, but how come that, in Amazon Music, there is a version of Thick as a Brick with gaps and another one without them?
That would make you think that it is a problem on the Amazon side, but you can try, as an example, Dark Side of the Moon via your phone and via the speaker and only the later has gaps.
Would that be a business problem between Amazon and Bose? Limitations in the Amazon API for non-Amazon equipment?
I know, I am not saying anything new here.
So the question is: Are there any plans to support gapless music from Amazon Music in the near future? Please Bose, you can.