A friend of mine has an Amazon Echo and after a quick 3 minute demo I decided I need one. My only hesitation is that it’s over my sensible gadget highwater mark. This morning, while I was doing some browsing on Amazon I noticed a giveaway. (go search for the rules yourself).
The bottom line… to be entered into the drawing you had to:
- have a prime account and listen to at least 30 seconds of prime music
- have a trial prime account and listen to some music
Interesting. My wife has a prime account and I’m a family member. So you would think that I qualify; but you’d be wrong. For whatever reason, whether it’s the contracts with the record companies or Amazon greed, her streaming audio benefit does not extend to me. (although streaming movies is/are)
That’s all very interesting because an Amazon Echo only connects through one member’s account and yet it streams audio very nicely. It all sounds so non-sensical (if that’s even a word). So I’m going to log into her account and play some music to be entered. :)
PS: Barbara Walters did a show about the most interesting people and there was a segment on Amazon’s CEO. It all sounds too good to be true. I’m sure some divisions are loss leaders but they cannot stay in business and continue to leak money as they suggest.