The latest version of Amazon Music iOS and Android app adds a feature called Car Mode. When the app detects a Bluetooth connection to a car, or you manually turn on the feature from the menu, it switches to a simplified interface. It has streamlined controls (including swiping), custom presets, and larger text. You also have voice control through Alexa.
Amazon suggests that there will still be a cinema for drivers to find new music while in car mode. The app utilizes preset playlists, drives and albums, which can be customized. The company says that this should reduce long surfing times.
The feature is about making it easy to listen to music in the car while reducing the chance of distracted driving. It should prove useful for drivers without a recent infotainment system or Echo Auto, and it works across all Amazon Music subscription levels. Amazon notes that you should only use the Music app when permitted to do so.
Spotify has had a similar car mode since 201