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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Brandon's love of technology can be traced back to his childhood, when he would obsessively watch Back to the Future. Since then he's followed the industry and its many innovations, from handheld consoles to powerful smartphones. He's still waiting on a hoverboard.