Amazon has rolled out a new version of its music app for Android. The update lets you control music playback from the Android 4.0 lock screen so that you can skip tracks, play or pause audio, or perform other actions without unlocking your device.

Amazon MP3 2.4.0

The Amazon MP3 2.4.0 change log also suggests there’s a new layout optimized for tablets, but there still appears to be an awful lot of wasted space on my HP TouchPad screen.

The new app also has a new grey and orange color scheme which brings a little Kindle Fire flavor to pretty much any phone or tablet running Android 4.0 and up.

Amazon MP3 is both a music player and a music store. You can stream music purchased from Amazon over the internet or download it to your device.

Version 2.4 of the app also adds personalized recommendations to the Amazon MP3 store, based on your purchase history. Recommendations are only available in the United States.

Amazon MP3 is available as a free download from the Android Market.

Brad Linder

Brad Linder is editor of Liliputing and Mobiputing. He's been tinkering with mobile tech for decades and writing about it since...