Amazon Music app lands on Hisense Smart TVs

Mike Wheatley

Hisense is happy to announce that its VIDAA-powered Smart TVs in the U.K. can now access the Amazon Music streaming app, bringing them into line with brands such as Samsung and LG, whose TVs already had the app.


The company explained that all Hisense TVs made from March 15 onward that run the VIDAA platform, will be distributed with the Amazon Music app pre-installed.

That’s great news for music lovers, obviously. Amazon Music is one of the top music streaming apps around, right up there with Spotify. It has some unique features and thousands of curated playlists and live radio stations for users. Specifically for the UK, Amazon Music offers the Pop Culture playlist that contains all of the current most popular songs in the UK, in addition to the +44 playlist that samples all of the best UK rap, R&B, Grime, Drill and Afrobeats.

The app should prove especially enticing for Amazon Prime subscribers, they’ll be able to access more than two million songs at no extra cost and with no ads as part of their membership. Alternatively, users can sign up for the premium Amazon Music Unlimited service, which gives access to over 90 million songs and all of the latest hit releases.

For those who don’t want to pay, Amazon Music also offers an ad-supported option with a more limited catalogue of songs and stations.

Hisense has announced a number of interesting high-end TVs for 2022, including its flagship U9H ULED Mini-LED TV and new editions of its popular TriChroma Laser TVs. One of the most interesting models in its 2022 lineup however is the Hisense UH7 ULED TV, which boasts many in-demand features at a very accessible price point, starting at $799 for a 55-inch model.

For instance, the Hisense U7H TV supports 4K@120Hz gaming on consoles such as the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, as well as FreeSync Variable Refresh Rate. It also boasts picture technologies such as IMAX Enhanced, Filmmaker Mode, Dolby Vision IQ, HDR10 and HDR10+, plus a built-in ATSC 3.0 tuner.

While Hisense TV owners will welcome the addition of another popular app, they may not appreciate that the cost of that app is actually just about to go up. Earlier this week, Amazon announced it’s raising its price for a Single Device plan, which allows it to be accessed from an Amazon Echo or Echo Dot speaker, from £3.99 a month to £4.99. Meanwhile, the Amazon Music Unlimited Individual Plan is also going up, from £7.99 per month, or £79 per year, to a new price of £8.99 per month or £89 per year.