Amazon launches new live radio app, AMP

Amazon have launched an interesting new app called AMP. The app, which is only available to Amazon users in beta form, allows users to curate and stream their own live radio shows.

Launched for aspiring radio hosts, with AMP, users are able to curate playlists, plan live talk segments , and schedule content as well as play music to listeners in real time. Users hosting shows will also be able to take live callers during their broadcasts. More functions, such as integration with Alexa, are planned for the app’s future. The app is free to use, and includes a music library with fully licensed songs from major labels including Sony, Universal Music Group, Beggars Group, and Warner Music among others.

AMP currently has shows planned by notable figures in the industry, including Tinashe, T Pain, and writers from music publication The FADER. For now, it is only available for limited public access in its beta form with a full launch planned for later in the year.

Watch an introductory video to AMP below, and visit Amazon’s website for more information.