Amazon’s Clubhouse rival, radio app Amp, which allowed users to assume the role of radio DJs and play music, is set to shut down in the near future.Thank you for reading this post, don’t forget to subscribe!
In an internal memo, Steve Boom, Vice President of Amazon Music, conveyed the decision to discontinue the app. He explained that this choice was made after extensive deliberation regarding the investments Amazon intends to pursue in the future.
Amazon to shut down live radio app Amp:
Amp users, who have an Amazon account, have the opportunity to host live shows featuring a vast library of licensed songs. They can curate playlists and share these music collections with their followers. Additionally, Amp users can actively participate in live shows by calling in and posing questions to the hosts. As of now, the app remains available for download and continues to broadcast live radio shows.
According to reports from Tech Crunch, the app, introduced in March 2022, had nearly 700,000 monthly active users as of July. However, it’s worth noting that the company downsized Amp’s staff significantly last year during a round of mass layoffs.