He is said to be working on a live audio app that seems to allow anyone to DJ their own radio show, including music. Project Mic, as the app is currently known, will focus on the US market first, although the launch schedule is unclear.
Creators will be able to play songs from the extensive library, according to . In addition to music, it looks like the lineup will include pop culture, sports, and comedy. Amazon is reportedly looking to bring in celebrities and influencers to host shows. You’ll be able to search for shows by name, topic, or music, and it looks like Amazon will highlight live content, including trending topics and select creators.
The presentation showed that in addition to the app, creators will be able to stream shows to Amazon Music, Audible, and Alexa-enabled devices. With the latter, listeners will be able to interact with the broadcasts, even from their car.
The report doesn’t mention whether listeners will need to subscribe to Amazon Music, but given the breadth of platforms the shows will be available on, that seems unlikely. Engadget has contacted Amazon for more details.
This isn’t the first time we’ve heard of Amazon working on such an app. Axios this summer, but this latest report provides more details on what Project Mic entails.
, , and all joined the live audio space in the past year after Clubhouse exploded in popularity. These apps tend to focus on live chats rather than songs.
Spotify has a morning show called which mixes chat and personalized music, and it seems the most likely candidate to offer functionality similar to what Amazon has in mind. Elsewhere, Clubhouse recently launched a high-quality audio option for better live gigs.
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